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|Member News, Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

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|Member News, Front Page, Women’s and Gender Equity|

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|Women’s and Gender Equity, Member News, Front Page|

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|

𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬: 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧’𝐬 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐥𝐞𝐬, 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

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 [...]

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|

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|

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|
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