News & Events

VIUFA 2015 Community Engagement Award Winners

We are pleased to announce that there were two winners this year of our Community Engagement Award . . . congratulations to Sacia Burton and Rosa He. We received eight very impressive applications this year, and selecting a winner (or in this case winners) from the eight was not an easy task for the Selection [...]

2015-05-20T13:11:36-07:00 May 20th, 2015|Front Page|

VIU designates 22 “non-gendered” washrooms at Nanaimo campus

Sent on behalf of the Positive Space Alliance, the Human Rights Advisory Committee, and Katrin Roth von Szepesbela, Director, Human Rights and Respectful Workplace  VIU recently designated 22 single-stall washrooms at the Nanaimo campus as “non-gendered.” These washrooms are no longer marked for use with the symbol designating use by men or women, and are [...]

VIU and VIUFA announce agreement for Elders in Residence

VIU's Office of the President and Vancouver Island University Faculty Association announce agreement for Elders in Residence A Letter of Agreement between Vancouver Island University and the VIU Faculty Association was signed on February 26, 2015 to properly honour the important and distinctive role the Elders-in-Residence hold in the University’s community. The first of its [...]

2015-04-24T14:20:32-07:00 April 24th, 2015|Bargaining Bulletins, Front Page|


TO ALL VIUFA MEMBERS: Please be sure to mark your calendars for the 2015 Annual General Meeting set for Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 10 AM to 2 PM in Bldg 355, Lecture Theatre (203).  Lunch will be served across the hall in the Lounge (Room 211) from 11:45 to 12:45. Elections will follow the [...]

2015-04-06T16:38:56-07:00 April 6th, 2015|Front Page, Member News|

FPSE launches Open the Doors campaign

We’ve all seen how chronic underfunding of post-secondary education has affected our faculty, our students, and their families. Since 2001, per-student operating grants have dropped 20 percent in BC, and the burden has been passed to students and their families in the form of increased user fees, record levels of debt, and shrinking program opportunities. [...]

2015-03-19T13:42:45-07:00 March 19th, 2015|FPSE, Front Page|

VIUFA Community Engagement Award 2015

The time has come again, VIUFA members, to nominate a student for the second 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 who demonstrates exceptional [...]

2015-01-16T11:31:49-08:00 January 16th, 2015|Front Page|


Event: VIUFA 2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Building 355, Lounge/Meeting Room 211 Given the difficulty in finding an available location at this busy time of year and conflicting meeting schedules, we were able to arrange the date, time and location set out above as a compromise. The [...]

2014-04-04T16:50:12-07:00 April 4th, 2014|Front Page, Member Resources|

VIUFA Professional and Scholarly Development Fund

Do you have an idea for a professional development event that may be of interest to other VIUFA members? Are you interested in learning about something that isn't currently offered on campus, and that others might be interested in also? The VIUFA Professional and Scholarly Development committee has up to $2000 available for group events [...]