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Hybrid Work Arrangements

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed how Canadians worked, and the post-secondary sector was no exception as it quickly adapted to remote work arrangements in order to keep their workforce healthy, safe and productive. Institutions explored new opportunities resulting from the pandemic in terms of whether flexible work arrangements could be adopted and to what extent … Continue reading "Hybrid Work Arrangements"

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April 4, 2022

Improving Access & Inclusion on Campus: VIU’s Universal Access Initiatives (PDF Presentation)

Improving Access & Inclusion on Campus: VIU's Universal Access Initiatives (PDF Presentation)

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September 15, 2021


is a leadership and learning summer camp for queer, trans, Two-Spirit, questioning, and allied youth ages 14-21 from across BC & the Yukon. The camp is held at Camp Fircom on Gambier Island, on unceded Coast Salish territories. Due to COVID-19, the summer camp was canceled, but the work to support 2SLGBTQQIA+ youth continued! Instead … Continue reading "CampOUT!"

June 15, 2021

Changing the Course of Student Residences

Historically Vancouver Island University was a community college which served a local catchment area on Vancouver Island.  In 2008 an amendment to the University Act of BC designated VIU as a university.  This change began to have two effects on the campus.  Firstly, it drastically enlarged the catchment area of the institution and created demand … Continue reading "Changing the Course of Student Residences"

January 9, 2017

Thrive Building Positive Mental Health for all at UBC

At the UBC we recognize the need to support mental health across the campus community and the country. Traditionally, universities have focused solely on student mental health; without the inclusion of staff and faculty. At UBC, we are creating an environment that focuses on positive mental health for all members of campus. That is why … Continue reading "Thrive Building Positive Mental Health for all at UBC"

April 16, 2015

Rewire: Reducing energy through behaviour change and culture shift

Institutional and cultural transformations are the core goals of this behaviour-change project. As mentioned, Rewire draws upon social-psychology, specifically community-based social marketing (CBSM) and the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Both approaches have worked to shift behaviour and retain behaviour change over the long-term. By employing the tools and logic of CBSM, we have been able … Continue reading "Rewire: Reducing energy through behaviour change and culture shift"

April 16, 2009

LIVING Together

The idea for our “LIVING Together” initiative has grown organically from an initial emphasis on sustainability to a fully-fledged program aimed at providing students with innovative and cutting-edge residence life programming. The University has received countless inquiries and/or visits in relation to our sustainability and community engagement activities. As well, our most recent installment within … Continue reading "LIVING Together"

April 16, 2009

Design Services Standing Offer Agreement (SOA)

The Request for Proposal resulted in eight firms from Toronto-Hamilton-Niagara submitting proposals. Due to the ‘technical ‘ nature of the initiative and because the procurement, risks, and mechanics of minor design services tends lo be a background issue lo University stakeholders, there was Utile involvement from Faculties and other Departments in the development and implementation. … Continue reading "Design Services Standing Offer Agreement (SOA)"

April 16, 2007

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