News & Events

2018 AGM & Call for Nominations

Please join us at the Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association, to be held on: Friday, April 27, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Building 355, Room 203 Buffet lunch will be provided at 11:45am. Elections for all executive positions will follow at 1:00pm. Elections for all VIUFA Executive Positions will [...]

2018-04-20T15:23:00-07:00 April 17th, 2018|Front Page|

Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 10:00 a.m. Building 355 / Room 203 Lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m. Elections and remaining Agenda items will follow at 1:00 p.m.  

2018-03-29T10:54:44-07:00 March 29th, 2018|Front Page, Member News|

“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 [...]

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 [...]

2018-03-09T12:29:06-08:00 March 9th, 2018|Front Page, Status of Women|

UPDATE re 2018 VIUFA Community Engagement Award

To all VIUFA Members: We have extended the deadline for submitting nominations from March 1st to Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.   An updated application is attached. 2018 Comm. Engage. Award ============================================= The time has come once again to nominate a student for the fifth annual Community Engagement Award. As you may recall, members [...]

2018-03-01T13:48:29-08:00 February 2nd, 2018|Front Page, Member News|

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 [...]

2018-01-18T14:01:56-08:00 January 18th, 2018|Front Page, Status of Women|

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, [...]

2018-01-16T10:06:52-08:00 January 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 [...]

2017-12-19T18:03:21-08:00 December 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 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 [...]

2017-11-27T18:27:01-08:00 November 27th, 2017|Front Page, Status of Women|

VIUFA Launches New Non-Regular Professional Development Fund

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 50% workload) or were hired after deadlines passed for either the VIUFA Research, Scholarly [...]

2017-11-23T11:01:53-08:00 November 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

2017-11-27T18:24:13-08:00 November 22nd, 2017|Front Page, Status of Women, Uncategorized|

VIUFA Statement Concerning Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In 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 [...]

2017-11-14T13:24:36-08:00 November 14th, 2017|Front Page, Status of Women|