News & Events

#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. [...]

VIUFA PD Show & Tell and Welcome Back BBQ

Date:    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Time:    3:00 to 6:00 p.m. (BBQ at 4:30) Location:   300/401 - Royal Arbutus Room (and outside deck, weather permitting) Agenda: Professional Development (PD) Show & Tell:  Did you have an interesting PD experience this past year?  Tell your colleagues about it in a maximum 8 minutes.  Bring an [...]

2017-08-21T19:17:49-07:00 August 21st, 2017|Front Page, Member News|

2017 AGM & Executive Reports

To all VIUFA members: Please be sure to join us for this year's Annual General Meeting as follows: Date:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Time:  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location:  Royal Arbutus Room Please click on the links below for an updated Agenda and Executive reports.  All reports, the 2015/16 Financial Statements, and the 2017/18 [...]

2017-04-25T18:12:23-07:00 April 21st, 2017|Front Page|

2017 VIUFA Community Engagement Award

  The time has come once again, VIUFA members, to nominate a student for the fourth annual Community Engagement Award. As you know, the $1,000 award honours students who have made a positive contribution to Vancouver Island University campus life through activism and community engagement. The award will be given to an outstanding student (or [...]

2017-08-21T21:09:34-07:00 January 27th, 2017|Front Page, Member News|

C.I.E.L. Posting

You may or may not have seen a current Posting [#17-4006] for the position of "Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist" in the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning. It is posted as a temporary full-time position to run from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2019. If you are interested after reviewing the posting [...]

2017-01-26T16:10:15-08:00 January 26th, 2017|Front Page, Member News|