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Dr. Alfred Taiaiake @ VIU

VIU recently hosted Dr. Taiaiake Alfred, an Indigenous activist, author and educator, who promoted the handbook Whose Land is it Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization, in which he has an essay. Dr. Alfred spoke to students at the Nanaimo Buy Testosterone propionate in USA - discounts campus about Indigenous resurgence in the era of reconciliation. He’s coming back to VIU to speak to students at the Cowichan campus on Tuesday, March 12 at [...]

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

VIU’s 16 Days of Activism Working Group—the VIU Faculty Association (VIUFA), VIU Student Union (VIUSU), and VIU CUPE staff—would like to share information about upcoming events planned for this campaign. As you know, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence runs Nov 25-Dec 10, 2018. Access our Activity Calendar of events here: http://viusu.ca/latest-news/   THIS WEEK’S EVENTS A film screening, hosted by the Status of Women Committee, including: The Empathy Gap: Masculinity and [...]

2021-02-25T02:02:47-08:00November 20th, 2018|Uncategorized, Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

Sisters in Spirit Vigil and the Red Dress Project

The annual Sisters in Spirit vigil in honour of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls takes place this Wednesday, October 3, from 1pm-2pm at Shq'apthut (A Gathering Place). Please see the attached poster for further details. In solidarity with the vigil and ongoing movements to educate the public about racialized, colonialist, and gender-based violence experienced by indigenous women and girls, the VIUFA Status of Women committee is collaborating with the VIU Student [...]

2018-10-01T10:42:37-07:00October 1st, 2018|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

Congratulations Chantelle Spicer and Brian Azocar Brito, winners of the VIUFA Community Engagement Awards

VIUFA members are proud to have some incredible students in our courses. We recently honoured two students, Chantelle Spicer (Anthropology/First Nations Studies) and Brian Azocar Brito (Education), with the VIUFA Community Enagement Awards ($1000 each) for their commitment to making on- and off-campus communities better. Read about their wonderful work below. Congratulations Chantelle and Brian! *********************************** Chantelle Spicer is a double major in Anthropology and First Nations Studies. She has undertaken key sustainability initiatives [...]

2018-05-01T13:39:21-07:00May 1st, 2018|Front Page|

“Why Remember? What Can the Dispossession of Japanese Canadians Teach Us 75 Years Later?”

"Why Remember? What Can the Dispossession of Japanese Canadians Teach Us 75 Years Later?" Join us for a talk by Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross, History Department, University of Victoria and Director of The Landscapes of Injustice Project. "Landscapes of Injustice, A history all Canadians should know.  During the 1940's Canada enacted mass displacement and dispossession of people on racial grounds, a collective moral failure that remains only partially addressed. Japanese Canadians lost their homes, farms, [...]

Our People Will Be Healed, Our People Will Be Heard: A Fundraising Film Event

Our People Will Be Healed, Our People Will Be Heard: A Fundraising Film Event will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 1pm-4pm at VIU Duncan Campus (Building 700, Room 140). It aims to raise awareness and generate discussion on strategies for indigenizing education. Admission is by donation and proceeds will be given to Red Will Womyn's Family Society, a grassroots non-profit agency supporting Aboriginal womyn and their families. This event is [...]

2021-02-24T09:35:22-08:00March 9th, 2018|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

Celebrate International Women’s Day March 8th

Please join VIUFA Status of Women Committee and VIUSU for International Women's Day to celebrate the work of women in our communities near and far- and to be inspired for what comes next. We are pleased to be joined by our Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson (who you may have recently seen directly calling on the government for better protections regarding gender-based violence) and a musical performance by Shruti Ramani...with more guest speakers to [...]

2018-02-20T21:53:16-08:00February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized, Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

Nanaimo Women March On – Jan. 20th

NANAIMO – On January 20th, Nanaimo’s second annual women’s rights demonstration is scheduled to begin at Diana Krall Plaza at 10:00 AM. The end of the march route is Maffeo Sutton Park where there will be speakers, performances, and activities until 12:00 PM. The goal of Nanaimo Women March On 2018 is to raise awareness of women’s rights issues, amplify the voices of minority women, and encourage local community building and to motivate [...]

2018-01-18T14:01:56-08:00January 18th, 2018|Women’s and Gender Equity, Front Page|

Job Posting: Office Manager (Permanent, Part-Time)

VIUFA Office Manager Posting (PDF) A permanent part-time position is available as Office Manager for the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association (“VIUFA”).  It comprises 28 hours per week (Tuesday to Friday). VIUFA is the Union representing approximately 600 full and part time members at Vancouver Island University.  The membership of the VIUFA includes professors, instructors, Elders, counselors, technicians, librarians and advisors. Duties: The Office Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the [...]

2018-01-16T10:06:52-08:00January 15th, 2018|Front Page, Job Postings at VIUFA|

Position Statement re: Sexual Harassment on Campus

Several members of the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association (VIUFA) experienced sexual harassment by a student for more than a year. Harassment in the workplace, the Vancouver Island University (VIU) community, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.   Upon review of the facts, in consultation with the victims and upon review of portions of the investigator’s report, VIUFA takes the position that actions taken by VIU were neither reasonable nor appropriate. VIU focused [...]

2017-12-19T18:03:21-08:00December 19th, 2017|Front Page, Member News|

#ClotheslineProject Launch

Today is the first day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. We have pitched the #ClotheslineProject outside the cafeteria in the upper quad. There are clothespins waiting Erektile Dysfunktion Skat for your message: bring a towel, shirt, pillowcase, and post a message to support the elimination of gender-based violence and to raise awareness of what we can do to change our culture for the better! Spread the word. Learn. Listen. Participate and [...]

2021-02-24T09:34:55-08:00November 27th, 2017|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

VIUFA Launches New Non-Regular Professional Development Fund

UPDATE: The funding source mentioned below is no longer in use. Instead, all non-regular faculty can apply for funding via the SRCA website. Here is the link: https://research.viu.ca/internal-funding-opportunities.  - Sept. 2020 ~~~~~~~~~~ Following a vote by the membership at the 2017 VIUFA AGM, a $2000/year professional development fund for non-regular members has been established. This fund is meant for non-regulars who are ineligible for the Travel and Conference Proceedings Fund (i.e. less than [...]

2020-09-29T10:57:14-07:00November 23rd, 2017|Front Page, Professional & Scholarly Development|

City of Nanaimo Proclamation: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The City of Nanaimo recently proclaimed November 25-December 10 to be Unite to End Violence Against Women days. Read the full proclamation below. SaveSave SaveSave

2021-11-22T13:13:05-08:00November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized, Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

VIUFA Statement Concerning Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In Buy testosterone enanthate in USA enanthate solo course :Global Dressage Forum North America response to yesterday's Globe and Mail article, Melissa Stephens, VIUFA's Status of Women Chair posted the following to the VIU Status of Women Facebook page: VIUFA condemns all forms of harassment. We support and advocate for faculty who experience this violence on campus.   At a time when women, in particular, are speaking out against sexual violence and receiving [...]

2021-02-25T02:03:00-08:00November 14th, 2017|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

VIUFA University Budgetary Analysis Committee Seeking Members

The VIUFA University Budgetary Analysis Committee needs members. The activities of this committee are: Collect and collate VIU financial data Request data from relevant sources as required Analyze data Present data and analysis to VIFUA Executive and VIUFA membership, as requested or where the committee deems it to be of value to the membership Prepare financial data and reports to support bargaining If indicated, prepare financial data and reports to assist VIUFA in [...]

2017-10-31T13:51:55-07:00October 31st, 2017|Front Page, University Budget Analysis Committee|

Play: Be a Man – Sept 30/Oct 1

An original play by Kismet Theatre Collective. Real stories of what it is like to grow up with society's ideas of what manhood should be. All proceeds go to Haven Society's Men Choose Respect Program. September 30/Oct 1st. Tix 20$/adults 15$/students and seniors. Available at Kismet Theatre Academy, Haven Society, and the Romper Room. Co-sponsored by the VIU Status of Women committee.

2017-09-22T11:51:45-07:00September 22nd, 2017|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity, Member News|

“The Stairs” Screening – Oct. 3

The Stairs documentary follows current and past drug users in Toronto's Regent Park. Free public Buy Testosterone propionate in USA screening Tue Oct 3 7pm VIU Theatre 310. Director Hugh Gibson will address the audience and answer questions. Made over five years, the film is being hailed for its humanistic, real, and non-judgmental treatment of addiction. Its release is timely given discussions about harm reduction policies and programs in our community. Sponsored by [...]

Dr. Stefanie Falz – 6 Months in South Sudan

Join VIUFA's Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee, Reaching Out Assisting Refugees, VIU World University Service of Canada, and the VIU Positive Space Alliance for a presentation by Dr. Stefanie Falz on her experiences in South Sudan and a short presentation on the current situation of LGBT refugees and what can be done about it. Open to all, free (but donations to ROAR gratefully accepted). Friday, September 22nd, 7-9pm VIU Nanaimo Campus, Building [...]

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