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VIU designates 22 “non-gendered” washrooms at Nanaimo campus

Sent on behalf of the Positive Space Alliance, the Human Rights Advisory Committee, and Katrin Roth von Szepesbela, Director, Human Rights and Respectful Workplace  VIU recently designated 22 single-stall washrooms at the Nanaimo campus as “non-gendered.” These washrooms are no longer marked for use with the symbol designating use by men or women, and are now open for use by anyone who wishes to use them (see attached image of the new door [...]

VIU and VIUFA announce agreement for Elders in Residence

VIU's Office of the President and Vancouver Island University Faculty Association announce agreement for Elders in Residence A Letter of Agreement between Vancouver Island University and the VIU Faculty Association was signed on February 26, 2015 to properly honour the important and distinctive role the Elders-in-Residence hold in the University’s community. The first of its kind in British Columbia post-secondary institutions, this agreement is the result of a commitment outlined in VIU’s Academic [...]

2021-02-25T02:03:15-08:00April 24th, 2015|Front Page, Bargaining Bulletins|

FPSE launches Open the Doors campaign

We’ve all seen how chronic underfunding of post-secondary education has affected our faculty, our students, and their families. Since 2001, per-student operating grants have dropped 20 percent in BC, and the burden has been passed to students and their families in the form of increased user fees, record levels of debt, and shrinking program opportunities. The provincial government tells us we can’t afford to invest in post-secondary education, and that some programs deserve [...]

2015-03-19T13:42:45-07:00March 19th, 2015|Front Page, FPSE|


Event: VIUFA 2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Building 355, Lounge/Meeting Room 211 Given the difficulty in finding an available location at this busy time of year and conflicting meeting schedules, we were able to arrange the date, time and location set out above as a compromise. The meeting will begin with lunch at 11:30 a.m., and elections will begin at 12:15 p.m. (between morning and [...]

2014-04-04T16:50:12-07:00April 4th, 2014|Front Page, Member Resources|

VIUFA Professional and Scholarly Development Fund

Do you have an idea for a professional development event that may be of interest to other VIUFA members? Are you interested in learning about something that isn't currently offered on campus, and that others might be interested in also? The VIUFA Professional and Scholarly Development committee has up to $2000 available for group events taking place between April 2014 and March 2015. And, we've made the application process easier by creating a [...]

December 6 is a Canadian day of mourning

Dec 6: Gather with us at 5:30 in Diana Krall Plaza, light a candle, and join in remembering the 14 female engineering students shot by Marc Lépine at Ecole Polytechnique on this date in 1989. December 6 is a Canadian day of mourning not only for these 14 female students, but for all girls and women who have been victims of violence – in BC we particularly remember our sisters in spirit, the [...]

Welcome to VIUFA!

This is the homepage of the Faculty Association at Vancouver Island University. Please feel free to browse our site for information and opinion, but note that some posts are password-protected as they are intended only for our members.

2012-03-29T11:57:26-07:00March 26th, 2011|Front Page|
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