VIU International students

Monthly Event Calendar

Festival of Fear & Downtown Victoria

Malahat SkyWalk & Downtown Duncan

Connect Fair Carnival - Activity Sign-Up

Local Hikes: Buttertubs Marsh

Local Beaches: Rathtrevor Beach

Local Beaches: Transfer Beach Park

Local Beaches: Departure Bay Beach

Local Beaches: Pipers Lagoon Park

Laser Tag & Go-Karting in Parksville

Ask VIU Q & A Webinar: BBA (Optional 1st Year Online)

DC Tours - Discover North Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge

Local Hikes: Saysutshun Island

Local Hikes: Blueback Beach

Local Hikes: Ammonite Falls

Local Hikes: Jack Point Park

Local Hikes: Neck Point Park

Local Hikes: Beach Estates Park

Local Hikes: Buttertubs Marsh

Local Hikes: Westwood Lake

Mid Island Views & Coombs Tour

Salt Spring Island Day Trip

Goat Yoga & Mystic Beach Hike

Malahat SkyWalk & Ladysmith's Transfer Beach Park

Post Graduate Work Permits (PGWP)

Steps to Gain Permanent Residence for International Students

Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP)

CC local Hikes: Elk Falls Provincial Park

CC Local Hikes: Beach Estates Park

Local Hikes: Notch Hill Park

Local Hikes: Neck Point Park

Local Hikes: Jack Point Park

Port Renfrew Botanical Beach Hike

Strengthening Climate Justice through Diversity

Off-Campus Housing Workshop 3: During a Tenancy: ‘Privacy and Security Rights and Ending a Tenancy Early’

Anti-Racism Response Training (A.R.T) – Week 2 of 4

Truth Booth: What’s the T on how the Arts Create a Just World? In conjunction with the Arts & Humanities Colloquium

Truth Booth: What’s the T on how the Arts Create a Just World? In conjunction with the Arts & Humanities Colloquium

Truth Booth: What’s the T on how the Arts Create a Just World? In conjunction with the Arts & Humanities Colloquium

Mt. Washington Skii & Snowboard Trip

All Nations Reggae Symposium: Bob Marley “One Love” Winter Fest

All Nations Reggae Symposium: Panel Discussion

Canada and the “Third World”

All Nations Reggae Symposium: Reggae & Technology - From Dub to Dancehall

Planes, Drones and Snowmobiles: Measuring Snowpack in Coastal British Columbia in the 21st Century

Book Launch: The Politics of the Asia Pacific

Justice in the City: Alternatives to CPTED

Forced to Flee: Understanding Refugee Experiences

Experiences in International Policing

Alaska and British Columbia Cultural Exchange: Perspectives on Relationships with the Land

Indigenous Student Travel Workshop

Finding Refuge from Gender-Based Violence: Perspectives on LGBTQI+ Refugee Rights

Discover Canada Tours - Canadian Rockies Classic Tour

Confronting Climate Change: An International Conference of the Parties Simulation

House Hunting & First-Time Renting Workshop

Introductions & Thesis Statements Workshop

Reading the Academic Article Workshop

Summary and Reflective Writing Workshop

Websites for Academic Success Workshop

Smooth Sailing: Group Hike to Colliery Dams Park

Smooth Sailing: Global Groove Concert Series at Student Pub

Smooth Sailing: EXPO & Upgrading

Smooth Sailing: Time Management & Budgeting

Smooth Sailing: Getting to Know Canada

Smooth Sailing: Homestay Student Orientation

Smooth Sailing: Self-Care & Fitness

Smooth Sailing: Cultural Connections (Events and Activities)

Smooth Sailing: Immigration Documents - What You Need to Know to Study, Work, and stay in Canada

Smooth Sailing: Academic Success in 1st Year

Smooth Sailing: Off Campus Housing

Learn to Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe - CANCELLED

Malahat SkyWalk & Merridale Cidery Lunch

Smooth Sailing: International Student Orientation Welcome - Spring 2022

Webinar Wednesday, Volume 3: Go!

Webinar Wednesday, Volume 2: Set!

Webinar Wednesday, Volume 1: Ready!

ESL Orientation - Nanaimo City Tour

Parksville Curling & Coombs Market

Final Fall 2021 Semester Grades Due

First Day of Classes for Spring 2022 Semester

Christmas/New Year Break, University and Services Closed

Last Day of Final Examinations

First Day of Final Examinations

Last day of Classes for Fall semester

Spring 2022 Semester Fees Due. Any Unpaid Semester Fees will be Assessed a Late Fee

Last Day for Academic Penalty-Free Withdrawal from Fall Semester Courses, or to Change from Credit to Audit (or vice-versa). No Refunds will be Issued for Dropping a Course

Remembrance Day; University and Services are Closed

Thanksgiving Day; University and Services are Closed

First day to submit applications for Academic Programs beginning September 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, University and Services are Closed

West Coast Fresh Coast Bus Tour

Discover Canada Tours - Summer Rockies Classic Tour

West Coast Fresh Coast Bus Tour

SMOOTH SAILING 2021: VIU Homestay Orientation

SMOOTH SAILING 2021: Housing Search Dos and Don’ts

SMOOTH SAILING 2021: How to Thrive at VIU. Tips from a Professor & Wildly Successful International Students

SMOOTH SAILING 2021: Getting to Know Canada

SMOOTH SAILING 2021: Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP), International Students Path to Permanent Residency

SMOOTH SAILING 2021: Your Study Permit Conditions. Compliance and Exceptions

SMOOTH SAILING 2021: Student Fitness and Self Care

SMOOTH SAILING 2021: Academic Success in 1st Year

SMOOTH SAILING 2021: Mindfulness

SMOOTH SAILING 2021: Getting Involved. Events & Activities with VIU Cultural Connections

SMOOTH SAILING 2021: Getting to Know Canada

SMOOTH SAILING 2021: Academic Success in 1st Year

Malahat SkyWalk & Goldstream Provincial Park

Homalco Wildlife & Culture Tour

Local Hikes: Morrell Nature Sanctuary

SMOOTH SAILING 2021: International Student Orientation Welcome

Service disruptions for Admissions, Finance and Housing. Advising drop-in sessions will be limited in the scope of services.

VIU Closed: Canada Day

Webinar Wednesdays: Pre-Arrival Orientation Sessions - Last Minute Updates

Webinar Wednesdays: Pre-Arrival Orientation Sessions - Budget Expectations

Celebrate our 2021 Graduates!

Celebrate our 2021 Graduates!

Webinar Wednesday: Coming to Canada

International Student Town Hall Q & A

Returning to Canada, What You Need to Know

Immigration: Everything You Need to Know About Study Permits, Co-Ops, Post-Graduate Work Permits

Dr. Who’s T.A.R.D.I.S. - Telecommunication and Relevant Discussions with International Students

All Nations Reggae Symposium (Virtual Stage)

Reflections on 25 Years in International Development

The Rooms Where It Happened: Practicing Public History at Victoria’s House Museum Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series

VIU Gustafson Distinguished Poet Lecture: Lillian Allen

Is This Park Too Busy? Multicultural Perspectives on Perceived Crowding in Parks and Protected Areas

All Nations Reggae Symposium Virtual Stage

Embracing the Circle of Health: A Tool for Equity

VIU Sustainability Book Club Building a Resilient Tomorrow

Dr. Who’s T.A.R.D.I.S. - Telecommunication and Relevant Discussions with International Students

Barriers to Refugee Resettlement: How Housing Affects Canadian Refugees

All Nations Reggae Symposium (Virtual Stage)

The European Union and a Crisis of its Own Making

Indigenous Climate Action: From Community to Classroom

VIU Gustafson Distinguished Poet Reading: Lillian Allen

UPEI Public Reading: Jay Ruzesky

All Nations Reggae Symposium (Virtual Stage)

Lunch and Learn: Impact of COVID-19 on Social Service Delivery in the Nanaimo Region

Soup and Bannock: How Faculty Engagement in Inclusivity Leads to Student Success

Portfolio Spotlight: Writing/Righting Culture

Let’s Talk: How VIU Educates Students to be Better Global Citizens

Inequalities in COVID-19 Impacts: At Home and Abroad

Global Citizens Week Kick-Off and All Nations Reggae Symposium (Virtual Stage)

Film: The Condor and the Eagle

Victoria Day; Campus closed

First day of classes for May 7-week term and 14-week courses of Summer session

Last day of final examinations

First day of final examinations

Last day of classes for Spring Semester

Good Friday/Easter Monday; University closed

Summer session fees are due. Any unpaid fees will be assessed a late fee

Deadline to fill out your student record Scholarship, Award and Bursary Profile

Last day for academic penalty-free withdrawal from Spring semester courses, or to change from credit to audit (or vice-versa)

Family Day; University is closed

Last day to drop or switch a course before the fees are locked in.

Last day of active wait-list for Spring Semester courses.

First day of classes for the Spring semester

Success in Intercultural Classrooms

Lost Time is Never Found Again. Time Management Skills

Upgrading High School Subjects (EXPO)

Academic Information for Success in 1st Year

IAS Faculty Tutors: Learn All About Us!

Immigration: Everything You Need to Know About Study Permits, Co-Ops, Post-Graduate Work Permits

Smooth Sailing: International Student Orientation Welcome Spring 2021

December 24 - January 3: UNIVERSITY CLOSED for the Holidays.

Expectations while in Quarantine (Self-Isolation)

Bringing Spouse or Family Members to Canada

VIU Online Global Fashion Show

International Scholarships and Awards Ceremony

Hidden Histories: Photos of Yucho Chow

Civic Mobilization and the Global Refugee Crisis

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Community Engagement & Knowledge Sharing

Le Pouvoir de le Hip Hop: Un Conversation avec Nantali Indongo

NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) virtual fair

IDP India Virtual Event

Virtual Global Education Weekend - Elsindo, Indonesia

EduCanada Virtual Fair in Anglophone Africa

EduCanada Virtual Fair in Latin America

Elsindo Sharing Session Alumni & Students (Vietnam)

Info Session For Study Abroad Students - Europe

Webinar in collaboration with Estudia Viajando (In Spanish)

Information Session in collaboration with ApplyBoard

Information Session for International Students in Canada in collaboration with IDP

Coffee Chat

Global Groove Free Concert at Student Pub - Curtis Clear Sky

CANCELLED!! Victoria & Butchart Gardens

CANCELLED!! Tofino & Cathedral Grove

CANCELLED!!! Whistler 2-Day Tour with DC Tours

CANCELLED!! VIU Amazing Race with Outdoor Rec

CANCELLED!! Sooke AdrenaLINE Zipline Tour

CANCELLED!! Victoria & Capital City Comic Con

CANCELLED!! Cypress Mountain Skiing/Snowboarding

Tofino & Pacific Rim National Park

Nanaimo Global Film Festival: Conviction

Nanaimo Global Film Festival: Gay Chorus: Deep South

Graphic Refugees: The Trauma of the Displaced Self Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series

Global Groove – Bob Marley Birthday Bash! Featuring RebeLstoke, Caleb Hart & Stainless

Worldbridger Film Series: 2040

Nanaimo Global Film Festival: Five Acres

All Nations Reggae Panel Featuring Caleb Hart, Abena Green and Cheko Soto

Tourism, Truth and Reconciliation

Science & Technology Lecture Series: Weird Climates

All Nations Acoustic Showcase Featuring Caleb Hart and Abena Green

VIU Abroad: Transforming Our World

Sustainable Watershed Management: The Opportunity of Indigenous Co-Governance

Everybody’s In! Indoor Field Day: Creating an Inclusive Community Through Fun and Friendship

Culture Couch: Jamaica The Birthplace of Reggae

World Café: Exploring Attitudes to Homelessness

Lunch and Learn: Global Engagement Grant “Stories from the Field”

How to Best Lead and Serve a Newcomer Workforce in the Hospitality Industry

Indigenous Book Circle: Research is Ceremony

Engaged Citizens Speaker Series: Conversations for a One Planet Region

ZUMBA FITNESS SESSION - FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS

THS: last day of regular classes

THS: Graduation dinner/ dance

Victoria Day (THS closed)

Easter Monday (THS closed)

Good Friday (THS closed)

THS: last day of semester 1

THS: school re-opens for semester 2

Maple Syrup Festival & Ice Skating

Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge (Canyon Lights)

Duncan Curling & Totem Pole Tour

Do The Right Thing Film and Discussion

Telling Your Story Hip Hop Panel with Waahli, Tony and DJ All Good

Racial Profiling: Know your Rights via Hip Hop with Waahli

Talk to Me - Cross - Cultural Edition

Le Hip Hop et Identié avec Waahli (en Fracais)

Express Yourself! Healing through Hip Hop Workshop with DJ All Good

Hip Hop Showcase at Campus Pub (Free)

Culture Couch: Fun in the Philippines

Culture Couch: An evening in Chile

No Culture Couch (but they may be snacks)

Culture Couch Hip Hop Edition: Introduction to Turntablism with DJ All Good

ELC Orientation: Bowling Activity

Free Downtown Nanaimo Walking Tour

Culture Couch: Celebrate Diwali

Culture Couch: A visit to Brazil

Culture Couch: Seasonal Smoothies

Culture Couch: A taste of Japan

Culture Couch: A night in Germany

Discover Canada Tours - Canadian Rockies Summer Classic Tour

Successful Post Graduate Work Permit Applications

Pathways to Permanent Residence for International Students

Successful Post Graduate Work Permit Applications

Culture Couch: A Taste of China

Culture Couch: Welcome to Canada

Coffee Around the World: International Education Block Party

Saysutshun / Newcastle Island Adventure

Free Downtown Nanaimo Walking Tour

Local Hikes: Englishman River Falls

Local Hikes: Beach Estates Park

Parksville Curling and Morningstar Farm

Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge

Tofino & Pacific Rim National Park

Campbell River Salmon Festival

Discover Canada Tours - Tofino Ultimate Camping Tour

Victoria & Butchart Gardens (Optional)

Rathtrevor Beach Summer Picnic

Tofino & Pacific Rim National Park

Discover Canada Tours - Canadian Rockies Summer Classic Tour

Global Groove: SalsaHall Collective at VIU Student Pub

Floor Hockey & Beach Volleyball

Saysutshun / Newcastle Island Adventure

Free Downtown Nanaimo Walking Tour

ELC Orientation & Homestay Session

English Assessment Test & New Student Essentials

Smooth Sailing: English Language Centre Start Up Week

Pathways to Permanent Residence for International Students

Local Hikes - Elk Falls Provincial Park

Local Hikes - Cable Bay Trail

Botanical Beach Hike with Outdoor Rec

Culture Couch: Vietnamese New Year (Tết nguyên đán)

Culture Couch: A Taste of Colombia

Nanaimo Global Film Festival: Metamorphosis

Nanaimo Global Film Festival: The Reluctant Radical

Nanaimo Global Film Festival - WAJD Songs of Separation

Podcasts with a Purpose: A “Dark Room” Listening Event

Global Perspectives on Housing

Worldbridger Film Series: Last Men in Aleppo

Pecha Kucha: Using Your Power for Good

All Nations Reggae Panel Featuring Clinton Fearon, Saritah and Yellowsky

VIU Abroad: Transforming Our World

Exploring Attitudes To Homelessness

VIU Staff Info Session: Global Engagement Grants - Leave for Change Experience

Indigenous Perspectives Matter Here: Student Panel

Nanaimo Empire Days and the Reggae Resistance

Deepening Connections: Nature-Based Experiences and Physical, Mental, Social, and Community Health

Science & Technology Lecture Series: An Introduction to Wildlife Trade – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

All Nations Acoustic Reggae Showcase Featuring Clinton Fearon, Saritah and Yellowsky

World VIU Points: Favella Tourism and the Occupation Movement

Everybody’s In! Indoor Field Day: Creating an Inclusive Community Through Fun and Friendship

Art, Entertainment, and Business: Video Games East and West

Confronting Climate Change – An International Negotiation Simulation (Part II)

Globally Connected Through Environmentalism, Sustainability, Intergenerational Equity, Human Rights, Compassion, and Non-Violence

Sustainability in Hospitality – Tackling Single Use Plastics in Vietnam

Exploring Attitudes to Homelessness

Transforming Plastic Pollution into a Lesson on Sustainability

Lunch and Learn: Another Side of Internationalization - Current Research in International Education

Confronting Climate Change – An International Negotiation Simulation (PART I)

Working in Canada: When your work risks being illegal

Successful Post Graduate Work Permit Applications

Would you like to become a Permanent Resident in Canada?

Successful Post Graduate Work Permit Applications

Coffee Around the World: New Student Welcome Reception

Seattle Sightseeing Tour - DC Tours

ELC Orientation: Bowling Activity

Snowshoeing with VIU Outdoor Rec

Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge

Vancouver & Granville Island Day

Rockies Summer Classic Tour - Discover Canada Tours

Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge

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