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Message from the President

Welcome to VIU’s Positive Space web site.  Our Positive space campaign seeks to raise awareness of diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity.

Through the efforts of the Positive Space Alliance, we will endeavour to create an environment at VIU that is free from discrimination.  Through education and open dialogue, it is our aim to promote an understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for all employees at VIU, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

I would like to thank the sponsors of the Positive Space Alliance for their demonstration of support. They include: BCGEU Local 702, Canadian Federation of Students Local 61, VIU Students' Union, VIU’s CUPE Local 1858, VIU Faculty Association, and the Executive Council at Vancouver Island University.

I invite you to browse this web site to learn more about the positive ways you can foster an atmosphere of support.

Dr. Ralph Nilson
President and Vice-Chancellor
Vancouver Island University