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Your First Month of Employment

Welcome colleague! We are glad you have chosen to work at VIU. You really do matter here.

Our aim is to ensure that you are quickly able to get answers to the many questions you will have as you begin your new role VIU.

You'll want to ensure your email is set up, that Payroll has all the information to ensure you receive your pay and that you are enrolled in benefits. Also we want you to know where to eat on campus, how to use the library, and how to find out what activities are taking place on campus. Answers to these questions can be found at VIU Employees.

VIU delivers a new employee orientation annually. Representatives from numerous areas provide information about programs and services. You will find information on how to register for the next session via InVIU.

Overview & Orientation

Welcome to Vancouver Island University! We hope that your employment here will be successful, rewarding and enjoyable. Your orientation to VIU is very important to us. Our goal is to make it easy for you to learn about our history and understand our programs, structure and facilities.


Be sure to sign up for Orientation in August via InVIU intranet as you will be introduced to key people and valuable resources at this event.

What is InVIU?

InVIU is an intranet for the exclusive use of employees at Vancouver Island University.
An intranet is a secure, web-like environment that is set up for the members of a group to access and customize in an easy and effective manner. What this means in practical terms for InVIU users is that not only can you navigate through the various web pages that make up InVIU, but you can also add your own information to the intranet without having to know anything about web site design or construction. You can just use your web browser program and the built in commands and options in InVIU.

Accessing InVIU

The InVIU site is best viewed in the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser program version 5.5 or higher. It can also be viewed in up to date versions of the Netscape and FireFox browsers. InVIU support does not recommend viewing InVIU using the Safari browser. Access InVIU.

Professional Development Calendar:

Quickly view and register for professional development courses provided by different departments here at Vancouver Island University in the Pro-D Calendar section.

This site covers  foundational information, but if you can't find what you are looking for, feel free to send an email to your HR Advisor.

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