VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity


World Sight Day

Submitted by Anh Nguyen on January 27, 2020 - 1:55pm

Observed annually on the second Thursday of October, World Sight Day aims to draw public attention to blindness and visual impairment. It has been integrated into VISION 2020 - a global initiative led by the World Health Organization to eliminate avoidable blindness. 

Accelerating the SDG's" Building VIU's Roadmap to 2030

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on January 27, 2020 - 1:04pm

'Road Map to 2030' brings together VIU leaders from across campus, and is hosted by Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI), VIU's Sustainability Advisory Committee, and the Faculty of International Education. The forum is a critical next step in VIU’s achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals across both academic and operational mandates.  RSVO

Martin Luther King Day

Submitted by Anh Nguyen on January 20, 2020 - 1:08pm
Celebrated on the third Monday of January, Martin Luther King Day is an American federal holiday that honors this highly influential civil-rights activist. Dr. King is renowned worldwide for his leadership on taking a non-violent approach to campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the U.S. He is celebrated for his inspiring vision of a world in which people are judged "not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character," shared in his famous speech "I have a dream." Dr.

World Religion Day

Submitted by Anh Nguyen on January 9, 2020 - 12:12pm

The purpose of World Religion Day is to highlight the idea that the spiritual principles underlying the world's religions are harmonious, and that religions play a significant role in unifying humanity.

Boxing Day

Submitted by Anh Nguyen on January 9, 2020 - 10:11am

Boxing Day is a day to spend with family and friends and to eat up all the leftovers from Christmas Day dinner. The name is a reference to holiday gifts and charity drives.


Submitted by Anh Nguyen on January 9, 2020 - 10:11am

Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated generally on December 25 as a religious and cultural holiday.