VIUFA motion and statement on Protest Encampment

May 31, 2024 To all VIUFA members and other members of the VIU community, On May 31, 2024, the VIUFA Executive resolved the following:  “That VIUFA divest from any and all investments, direct and indirect, in companies that are complicit in the violence, occupation, and dispossession occurring in Gaza and the West Bank.” The disastrous events in Israel and Gaza over recent months have horrified the world.  The international community has been activated [...]

2024-06-04T13:44:09-07:00June 4th, 2024|Front Page, FPSE, Member News, Social activism|

Virtual Event: Making a Place for Dialogue in Times of Conflict, 2024 March 26

VIUFA HRISC with FPSE and the FPSE Human Rights & International Solidarity Committee are proud to present a virtual event: Making a Place for Dialogue in Times of Conflict Tuesday, March 26th, 1pm PST REGISTER: Featuring: Joanna Ashworth / Wosk Centre for Dialogue Jennie Barron / Mir Centre for Peace Kent Highnam / Centre for Conflict Resolution Crystena Parker-Shandal / University of Waterloo Mandy Penney / U of A Centre for Teaching [...]

International Women’s Day 2024 at VIU

All are welcome to attend this year’s International Women’s Day at VIU. On Friday, March 8 from 11:30am-2:30pm our campus and Nanaimo community members are invited to join us in the Royal Arbutus Room, upstairs in bldg. 300, the upper cafeteria. Drop by for all or part of our scheduled activities, which feature: info tables and light refreshments from 11:30-12pm, 12-12:30pm guest speakers, 12:30-2pm facilitated workshop on Healthy Relationships, and then more mingling [...]

VIUFA supports the FPSE Statement on the War in Gaza

VIUFA supports the FPSE Statement on the War in GazaVIUFA and the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE) are deeply saddened by the events of the past few weeks, and we demand a ceasefire. The escalating conflict across the Middle East region in Israel, Palestine, and Gaza is having deep impacts within our community and the world. We unequivocally condemn the attacks against innocent civilians. Our students, faculty, and staff, many with ties to [...]

2023-12-13T14:09:57-08:00December 8th, 2023|Front Page, Member News, Social activism, HRISC Resources|

WAGE Events for International Women’s Day March 8, 2023

The Women and Gender Equity (WAGE) Committee has been working to develop a number of events for International Women's Day (Wednesday, March 8).  Events kick off at 11:30am in the lobby of the Malaspina Theatre.  See poster for details.

2023-03-07T13:21:19-08:00March 7th, 2023|Uncategorized, Front Page, Social activism|

HRISC Potpourri of Resources (December 13, 2022)

Shout out to Drs. Gillian Anderson and Yu Xia for shared items. EVENTS ReconciliAction and Indigenous Cultures in Dialogue (Virtual) December 14, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST Canadian Race Relations Foundation A joint virtual event of the National Film Board (NFB) and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) in Quebec. Registration on Eventbrite is required. Simultaneous French-English translation will also be available on the Zoom platform. This is Climate: Global Stakes Dec. [...]

2023-03-01T11:38:29-08:00March 1st, 2023|Social activism, HRISC Resources|

HRISC Resources for #BLM, Fighting Hate and Racism

Imogene Lim, VIUFA’s Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee Chair, has been gathering anti-racism resources over the summer.  These can be found in your VIU inbox under the heading, “HRISC Potpourri of Resources”. Here are some of the resources shared in early June: Resistance and Resurgence: Confronting Anti-Black Racism in Canada Recorded Webinar from June 8, 2020. This conversation will be centering Black voices. We ask non-Black people to witness and decentre themselves, [...]

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