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Find out how VIU Chief Advancement Officer and Associate Vice President, University Relations William Litchfield helps students receive an excellent educational experience. 

Farewell Events For Dr. Nilson's Retirement

As we all know, President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Ralph Nilson is retiring at the end of June. He has faithfully served VIU in an exemplary fashion throughout his 12.5 years at the helm of the institution. There are variety of events planned to celebrate Ralph. Read to find out more.   

Welcoming New Employees

Welcome to all VIU employees who have joined us or received their first full-time, regular appointment since March, 2019. We hope you are enjoying your experience and finding your way. 


Please send us your recent career accomplishments or those of a “modest” colleague. We want to help celebrate the achievements, certifications, awards and advancements VIU’s employees achieve as they grow in their careers. We want to celebrate you - let us know!

Read here for this issue's list including the Provost's Awards for Excellence in Teaching Design and Practice, and a chance to recognize a champion of inclusion and access. 

Community Talk

Have Your Say

Please send us your story ideas and ask about contributing your own piece. This section is simply news around our community. It could be event-based. It may be achievement-based (see the Perry Shawana award). It could be about a new initiative or something of interest happening in your department. Visit the page to see all the articles in this section.

Read the stories this issue

Learn About the VIU Initiatives Trust

VIU Takes Action on UN Sustainable Development Goals

VIU Welcomes Two New Elders-In-Residence

Kenya Project Provides Learning and Community-Building for VIU Instructor

Latest Project AURORA Update

Local Energy Solutions Showcased at Student-led Climate Change Symposium on May 11

Many Professional Development Opportunities Currently Available

HR Corner

People Plan Coming This Month

In the Fall of 2017, Vancouver Island University undertook to complete one of the recommendations of the Academic Plan – to create a comprehensive strategy for our people. The result is the People Plan.

Employee Resources on HR Webpage

In the last issue of VIU Voices, we looked at the VIU website project and how it affects VIU employees. One of the first employee-facing parts of the site to receive its redesign was the Human Resources page.

Read more

VIU Stories

At every convocation ceremony, VIU accords its highest honour to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding distinction and achievement in an area related to VIU's mission. Check out the list of honoree stories below for the June Convocation. Keep an eye on the VIU News page for all our stories. Looking for something to do at lunch or in the evening? Check out the Events Listing

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