Post here materials that relate to the ongoing work of this committee, including: descriptions of initiatives and events, campaigns, resources available to members, and general information.

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 SWC and Positive Space Alliance Host Trans Day of Visibility: March 31, 11 am-1 pm

Dear Colleagues, VIUFA’s Status of Women Committee is collaborating with VIU’s Positive Space Alliance to honour Trans Day of Visibility on March 31. Please join us, if you can, for speakers, info booths, and activities. We are proud to have SWAG students supporting some of the activities, and we are very grateful to VIUFA’s Decolonization, Reconciliation, and Indigenization Committee for generous financial support. What: Trans Day of Visibility When: March 31, 11 am-1 [...]

2022-03-31T11:51:05-07:00March 23rd, 2022|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity, Member News|

Tues. March 8th, 12-1pm, International Women’s Day

The VIUFA Status of Women Committee is pleased to host speakers on Tues. March 8th, from 12 pm-1pm, in honour of International Women’s Day. Please join us in the Malaspina Theatre lobby and share further details below. All are welcome. Susan Garcia is taking classes in Creative Writing, History, and Indigenous Studies at VIU after earning a Social Services Worker Certificate from College of the Cariboo and a BA in English from SFU. [...]

International Women’s Day, Tuesday, March 8

International Women’s Day, Tuesday, March 8, celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls. It is also a time to raise awareness and take action for women’s equality and to work towards a world that is free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. The Vancouver Island University Faculty Associations Status of Women Committee is hosting a celebratory event for International Women’s Day, March 8, from noon to 1 pm in [...]

VIUFA Status of Women: Feb. 14 Women’s Memorial March Event (Nanaimo Campus)

Dear Colleagues, Please join VIUFA’s Status of Women Committee on Monday, February 14, from 12 pm-1:30 pm, to honour Indigenous Women and Girls for a campus-based Women’s Memorial March. We are grateful to Naomi Bailey, Acting Manager of Indigenous Protocol at VIU and a member of VIUFA's Status of Women Committee, for her leadership to guide this event. We also thank Shq’apthut and Community Cousins for welcoming us to gather, and to VIUSU [...]

2022-02-09T09:46:51-08:00February 9th, 2022|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity, Member News|

16 Days of Activism event: “Where is Lisa Marie Young?”

Thurs. Dec. 9, 7pm: “Where is Lisa Marie Young?”: An Interview with Laura Palmer In honour of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, the VIU Faculty Association’s Decolonization, Reconciliation, and Indigenization Committee is honoured to host a Zoom event with Laura Palmer, the producer and host of the True Crime podcast Island Crime. The event will include an interview with Laura Palmer, followed by a moderated Q & A period with Zoom [...]

16 Days of Activism: “Sex Trafficking: A Discussion with Kerri Isham”

All are welcome to register for this event, organized in collaboration with VIUFA's Status of Women Committee in support of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based violence. Fri. Dec. 10, 1 pm: “Sex Trafficking: A Discussion with Kerri Isham”   Zoom event registration link: https://www.viusu.ca/events/sex-trafficking-webinar/   Let's shine some light on a dark topic. This workshop will explore the definition of sex trafficking, who is trafficking who, luring tactics used, recruitment, barriers to [...]

Status of Women Committee: Dec. 6, 10 am Campus Event for The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Dear Colleagues. The VIUFA Status of Women Committee is honoured to host an event in recognition of The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, as part of our ongoing work to support 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. The event will take place at 10 am on December 6 in the Malaspina Theatre lobby. We are honoured to have Elder Geraldine Manson and Elder Stella Johnson offer opening [...]

2021-11-30T15:26:32-08:00November 30th, 2021|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity, Member News|

16 Days of Activism Video Campaign

The VIU Faculty Association’s Status of Women Committee called upon community leaders, service providers, educators, activists, and citizens to participate in our second annual video campaign supporting 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, an international campaign led by the United Nations. View our 2020 campaign here. This campaign runs from November 25, 2021 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day).  Our video campaign [...]

2021-11-25T09:37:53-08:00November 25th, 2021|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

16 Days of Action, Nov 25 at 5pm – Oranging the Bastion

Join VIUFA's Status of Women Committee and other local organizers during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, an international campaign led by the United Nations. This campaign runs from November 25, 2021 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day). Come advocate for inclusive, diverse, and culturally sensitive work that prioritizes anti-racism, decolonization, and gender diversity at the Nov 25 Oranging the Bastion [...]

2021-11-20T10:23:09-08:00November 20th, 2021|Front Page, Committee News, Women’s and Gender Equity|

16 days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, Nov 25 event

16 days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence is aligned with the United Nation’s campaign UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence Against Women. It is a campaign lasting from Nov. 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to Dec. 10 (Human Rights Day). The VIUFA Status of Women Committee is teaming up with Nanaimo Family Life Association’s Indigenous-informed Sexual Assault Response Program, and with the Canadian Federation of University Women (Nanaimo) [...]

2021-11-17T10:19:25-08:00November 17th, 2021|Front Page, Committee News, Women’s and Gender Equity|

Status of Women Committee call for participants: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

November 11, 2021 Dear Educators, Service Providers, Cultural Workers, and Citizens: The VIU Faculty Association’s Status of Women Committee calls upon community leaders, service providers, educators, activists, and citizens to participate in our second annual video campaign supporting 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, an international campaign led by the United Nations. This campaign runs from November 25, 2021 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10, 2021 [...]

2021-11-16T13:28:30-08:00November 16th, 2021|Front Page, Committee News, Women’s and Gender Equity|

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Hosted by VIUFA Status of Women Committee in honour of International Women’s Day Sunday, March 7, 2021, 2 pm-3:30 pm Registration:  https://viu.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5IpdemhrTwsHdx2m9SZrGulBiu9T9_bFnb6 Gratitude: The VIUFA Status of Women Committee is grateful to live, work, and learn on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, the traditional territories of the Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw- as, Quw’utsun (Cowichan), K’ómoks and Tla’amin First Nations. Photo credit: Dr. Imogene Lim. Image of protest of 2010 Winter [...]

2021-03-03T10:46:19-08:00March 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized, Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

Zoom In: Women Making Impacts

Zoom In: Women Making Impacts is a new, video interview series featuring women from all paths of life on Vancouver Island. The series is intended to amplify women’s voices, ideas, passions, projects, labours, and visions, especially as they serve the interest of building a more just and equitable society. Founder: This series was created by Melissa Stephens in Fall 2020. She is the Chair for the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association's Status of [...]

2021-03-11T13:57:40-08:00December 8th, 2020|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity, Member News|

16 Days of Activism is Now Underway

VIUFA' Status of Women Committee and the Canadian Federation of University Women Nanaimo have teamed up to create a video campaign, orange light displays, and public banners in support of this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. Video Campaign Now, more than ever, we need to make our voices heard.  We’ve been calling upon women, all genders who are disproportionately impacted by gender violence, and their allies to voice support for [...]

2021-01-27T14:15:23-08:00November 26th, 2020|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

Unite! Participate in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

November 9, 2020   Dear Friends and Colleagues, The UN reports of a “Shadow pandemic,” where all forms of gender-based violence have intensified as a result of Covid-19 lockdown and social distancing measures. Our current reality places women and gender minorities at further risk of violence with the loss or reduction of face-to-face support systems. Teaming Up The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW Nanaimo) and the VIU Faculty Association’s (VIUFA) Status of [...]

2020-11-18T09:58:16-08:00November 18th, 2020|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity, Member News|

December 6th Vigil

Please join VIU and Nanaimo community members for the December 6th Vigil: A National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. We will meet at 1 pm at the Clothesline Project (located just outside the main cafeteria), and then march to Jardin de Quatorze for a period of reflection. Sheila Malcolmson, Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP and Critic for Women’s Equality, has confirmed that she will be joining us to share news [...]

2021-02-24T09:34:20-08:00December 5th, 2018|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity, Member News|

Rise Up! An Evening of Art, Activism, and Education Monday Dec 3rd

Join us for an uprising at The View Gallery on VIU's Nanaimo campus Mon Dec 3rd 7-9pm featuring 12 inspiring literary performers, some well-established in the world of fiction, some performance poets and musicians, some emerging voices exploring other genres from feisty anti-bullying children's books to defiant stories that run the gamut from contemplative to humorous, angry to motivational. This is a community-building event nearing the end of the 16 Days of Activism [...]

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|Women’s and Gender Equity, Uncategorized, Front Page|

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|

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|Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

#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|

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|

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|

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 [...]

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