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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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Information Sessions

Are you interested in learning more about programs at Vancouver Island University? Join us for one of our information sessions.

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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


Watermelon Seeds Festival of Literature

Watermelon Seeds Festival of Literature. Internationally acclaimed and award-winning novelists, poets, playwrights, and journalists read outside VIU Library....


Bake Sale

The Professional Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate Program students are emptying the freezers and having an end of year bake sale! Join them on May 28 – 29,...


Pride Flag Raising & Show Your Pride

Join the Positive Space Alliance in raising the pride flag at the Nanaimo Campus in recognition of Pride Month.


VIU Senate

Regular Senate meetings are open to the VIU community. Any inquires may be directed to


IDEAS 2024

Get ready to be wowed at the IDEAS 2024 Showcase, where we celebrate the outstanding achievements of TAT faculty and staff! Dive into a dynamic array of...


Heavy Equipment Operator program information session

Heavy Equipment Operator training is for those who think big and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. At VIU you get intensive, hands-on training in the...

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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...

New Food Security Program: Give a Meal

Access to quality, nutritious food is fundamental to human existence. That’s why Ancillary Services and ...

#MyVIU photo contest

Show us your VIU for the chance to win a $100 gift card to the Campus Store We want to see VIU through your lens: Your...


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.