Recent Cashier and previous Secretary in Nanaimo, BC
VIU is a good place to work. Prior to moving to Vancouver, I was employed as the Secretary to the Dean of Student Services and ultimately as Secretary to Dean of Humanities. It is a fantastic environment and continues to improve.
Shipper/Receiver and grounds in Nanaimo, BC
Not my favourite place.
I worked grounds/building & maintenance. A lot of unkind behaviour going on - toxic environment, by well established unionized employees. They do not treat females fairly and not sure why they even hire them in this dept, but misogomy done subtly so all flies under the radar. Management well aware, and feed into culture - all male management team. PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE isNeeded.
Counsellor/Educational Advisor in Powell River, BC
Positive work culture
The majority of staff, in various positions, were supportive, positive and helpful. As far as organizations go this is a very good place to work and learn. Your own areas of expertise are not challenged and opportunities for education, training, workshops and expanded roles are also very good. Benefit packages and salary are also strong when compared to other employers.
Student Volunteer in Nanaimo, BC
A good place to begin your journey in Canada
As an international student from Indonesia, I would never expect that coming to VIU has made a difference in my campus journey. From exciting events to a gorgeous view of Nanaimo up from the library, VIU has almost everything to offer. Aside from that, the campus provides outdoor trips to get you around and experience fun recreations, or communities that might be interesting especially to international students who are looking to know more or develop skills, networks, and knowledge in VIU. It may keep a time busy along with studies, but that is part of college life. One fun fact about this campus is that it has many stairs that everyone will make the most of it from exercising.
Gym Attendant/Front Desk in Nanaimo, BC
Very great place to work
Working here is amazing. I was a very great experience to work here while attending classes at Vancouver Island University. I learned how to manage people and organize people when they weren't able to do it themselves. Taught me great leadership skills and organization.