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Vancouver Island University is proud to host annual week long events, including WorldVIU Days (November) and Global Citizens Week (February), and collaborate with partners throughout the rest of the year to host and promote global engagement events for the campus and community. 

Featured Events

At Vancouver Island University, WorldVIU Days is a week-long annual event, held every November,  where we explore how culture influences the way we make sense of the world – our worldview. 

Vancouver Island University marks Global Citizens Week each year in February with campus events, visiting speakers, and classroom dialogues that explore issues of global development at home and abroad. 

Upcoming Events

Global Citizens Week Kickoff

Join us in starting the week off in a good way. A celebration of global development and social justice activities taking place at VIU, and how to get involved.

Building 300 (Upper Cafeteria)

11:30am to 1:00pm
Medical Assistance in Dying: Global Perspectives

1-2:30 pm

B310 (Malaspina Theatre)

12:00pm to 2:30pm
Engaged Citizens Speaker Series: On the Brink: Herring and the Health of the Salish Sea

What does the future hold for the Salish Sea in a time of climate change?

B310 (Malaspina Theatre) & Zoom

6:30pm to 8:00pm
Confronting Climate Change: An International Conference of the Parties Simulation

Join this fun and interactive world climate simulation, a role-playing exercise that uses an interactive computer model to rapidly analyze the results of mock-negotiations among international delegations, climate activists, and the fossil fuel ind

Building 355, Room 211

9:30am to 11:30am
Live Group Reading: Fuenteovejuna by Lope de Vega

Watch history come to life in this live group reading! Fuenteovejuna, written by Lope de Vega in the Golden Age of Spain, is the story of an uprising of extraordinarily courageous villagers against the abuses of their feudal lords and monar

B310 (Malaspina Theatre Lobby)

10:00am to 11:30am
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