News & Events

2018 VIUFA Community Engagement Award

To all VIUFA Members: The time has come once again to nominate a student for the fifth annual Community Engagement Award. As you may recall, members approved the 2017/18 budget at last year's AGM which included an increase from $1,000 to $2,000 for this award which will honour two students this year who have made [...]

2018-02-02T12:28:12-08:00 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|

Suggested letter to politicians – template

Hello VIUFA members, If you wish to write to our provincial politicians to voice your opinions regarding resources for post-secondary education, Professor Don Alexander has provided us with a partial template you can access by clicking on the link set out below.  This was the letter he wrote, however, you would have to adapt it [...]

2017-11-02T09:40:51-07:00 November 1st, 2017|Front Page|

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 [...]

2017-10-31T13:51:55-07:00 October 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 [...]

2017-09-22T11:51:45-07:00 September 22nd, 2017|Front Page, Member News, Status of Women|

“The Stairs” Screening – Oct. 3

The Stairs documentary follows current and past drug users in Toronto's Regent Park. Free public 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 [...]

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. [...]