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Recognizing the dedication and innovation of our employees takes many forms. One form is the President's and Provost's awards which recognize and celebrate the exceptional work that our employees are engaged in across our institution. 

The President’s Special Award for Service Excellence

In acknowledgement of the extraordinary efforts of our non-instructional employees as VIU faced the Global Pandemic, to reimagine and deploy, both on campus and off, within tight timelines, distressing circumstances, and a sea of unknowns, the entirety of operations and supports of such critical importance to our learners and fellow colleagues at Vancouver Island University, we wish to award you the President’s Special Award for Service Excellence. Read the full award citation here

The President’s Awards for Community Engagement

The President’s Awards for Community Engagement recognize excellence in community engagement activities. Community engagement relies upon the activities of VIU’s employees in collaboration with the communities and organizations that are served by VIU. These activities build our collective capacity, improve well-being and enhance the resiliency of our community partnerships and relations.

The President’s Awards for Service Excellence

VIU is committed to building a culture of recognition and, with this, have built the Service Excellence Award program. These awards recognize the excellence individuals and teams demonstrate in their area of work, as well as the integrity and dedication of those who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the success of VIU and its communities.

The President’s Awards for Access & Inclusion

The Access & Inclusion Awards recognize individuals who have made our community more accessible and inclusive for persons with disabilities by: removing or challenging physical, social, attitudinal and other forms of barriers; creating opportunities for inclusion – social, academic, professional, athletic, artistic; improving physical access to buildings, infrastructure, public spaces, events; connecting persons with disabilities from our campuses to services, information, resources and supports; educating, advising, motivating and inspiring others. These awards recognize those who work to cultivate a culture of inclusion for everyone at VIU.

The Provost’s Special Teaching Award for Outstanding Achievement

We are nominating you, the Faculty of BCGEU and VIUFA collectively, in the recognition that you have all faced personal and professional challenges brought about by the pandemic, some of which are clearly evident, but many of which have been borne by you and by your families without public acknowledgement. Thank you for your commitment as educators. Read the full award citation here

The Provost Awards for Excellence in Teaching Design and Practice

The Teaching Design and Practice Awards formally recognize the excellence in achievements in all facets of teaching and student learning at Vancouver Island University. The awards focus on teaching design and practice of learning experiences for students which refers to how a faculty member designs, develops, and offers learning opportunities for students around discipline-specific learning outcomes.

The Provost Awards for Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity

The Provost Awards for Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity is to recognize Vancouver Island University faculty members for excellence in scholarship, research and creative activity. These awards publicly recognize faculty for their efforts to support the University’s core commitment to excellence in a wide range of scholarship, applied research and community engagement.