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  • VIU logo surrounded by snowflakes

    A blog for December

    Thinking about the state of the world these days, it is easy to think of Dicken’s quote from the Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief

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  • Happy holidays from VIU

    Happy Holidays

    Warm greetings from all of us at Vancouver Island University

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  • Pumpkin pie on a table

    October thoughts

    Pumpkin spice season is in full gear. The sun is coming up noticeably later, and the colour of the light has changed. And the semester is well underway. September flew by in the blink of an eye.

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  • Row of orange hearts

    Statement on the murder of a Muslim family in Ontario

    When I learned the news that a Muslim family in London, Ontario, had been intentionally targeted and attacked because of their faith, I was horrified and deeply saddened.

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  • Deb Saucier receiving the Indigenous Women in Leadership Award

    March Blog Post

    Welcome to March! March is a time of change and transition. The vernal equinox is on Saturday, March 20, which is officially the start of spring. The days are not only getting longer, they are also getting milder and warmer.

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    Recognizing Black History Month

    Black History Month begins today in Canada.

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  • Dr. Deb Saucier, VIU President and Vice-Chancellor

    January Blog

    January is a strange month. Perhaps it is because it is on the other side of many holidays. Perhaps it is because the days are finally getting longer and things are starting to sprout in the garden. Perhaps it is the start of a new term. 

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  • A Different Kind of University draft strategic plan

    Engage in the next phase of VIU's strategic planning process

    Dear VIU Community, I'm excited to announce that the next phase of VIU’s strategic planning process has arrived.

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  • Deb Saucier gets a haircut at the VIU Salon

    October/November Blog

    I’ve been spending some time on campus since the start of term and noticed, when wandering around, that I’ve been running into more people.

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