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Welcome to the Events calendar! This is your guide to what’s happening at VIU, from lectures and plays, to Mariners games and guest speakers. VIU students and employees can submit their events at the tab below. If you need to make any changes, simply email with the change and we'll make sure your event is updated! 

We also have a series of info sessions for both parents and students, and webinar information about specific programs.


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Events Calendar

VIU's calendar for events is for students and the community. Things happening on-campus and online can all be found here.

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Have a VIU sponsored event happening soon?  Students and Employees can submit events to the calendar.

VIU Events


Malaspina Theatre Presents: Student One Act Festival !!!

The One Act Play Festival provides student writers, directors and actors with an opportunity to showcase their talents, and gives the public and student body a...


Romper Room Presents - Kendal Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The world-famous Kendal Mountain Festival Tour is coming to North America for the first time in its history – reaching Nanaimo BC on January 28th, 2023. After...


Faculty of Social Sciences Winter Wrap Up

Help our unhoused neighbours stay warm & enjoy a free hot cocoa on January 31, National Hot Cocoa Day


Language in the Library

Learn to speak introductory Hul'q'umi'num' with VIU Elder Jane Alcorn! Sessions meet on Tuesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 pm in the Madrona Room (Rm. 332) found in...


Psychological First Aid Workshop

Psychological First Aid one-day training is intended to equip both lay people and professional caregivers to become ready, willing, and able to provide...


Dufflebag Theatre - Peter Pan

Wendy Darling is sad to learn that she’s growing too old to stay in the nursery any longer, and must move to the adult wing of the house. But when an...

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Diaper and Formula Drive

During February 1 - 15th, a drop off bin will be located in the Upper Cafeteria to help get diapers, formula, and wipes to those...

Adventures in Mind - Cultural Czechia: Sept 10 - Oct 3, 2023

Adventures in Mind is VIU's educational travel program for the community. It will appeal to life-long learners who are...

Adventures in Mind Italy: May 2 - 25, 2023

Educational and Cultural Travel for All!Adventures in Mind is for everyone, young and old, local or distant. Add something...


Speaker Series

Vancouver Island University organizes several annual speaker series as well as visiting guest lectures, one-off talks and other speaker events of interest to the wider public. Learn more and view the upcoming calendar on our Speaker Series website.