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What Purchasing can do for you

We are the central source for the purchase of any goods and services for VIU. Our objective is to provide you with the best "value" while reducing risk for VIU. We also administer the Purchasing Card Program and system contracts such as stationery supplies.

Where we are

Purchasing is located in Building 300 Room 143, Nanaimo Campus
E-mail: purchasing@viu.ca
Fax: 250-740-6465

Who we are

The Purchasing Department provides strategic advice for all of your sourcing requirements -- be it a routine supply item, strategic materials or service acquisition, or a contract negotiation.

Name/Position Email Telephone/Fax

Kathleen Hayden, SCMP
Senior Manager, Strategic Procurement

Kathleen.Hayden@viu.ca

Cell: 250-618-2942
Fax: 250-740-6465

Gary Gray, BA, SCMP

Manager, Procurement Operations

Gary.Gray@viu.ca

250-740-6230

Fax: 250-740-6465

Karmen Yee

Senior Buyer

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233
Fax: 250-740-6465

Sarah Morrison

Buyer

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6657

Fax: 250-740-6465

Arshad Ashraf

Buyer

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Fax: 250-740-6465

Within Purchasing, buying responsibilities are allocated for the most part by commodity and a primary contact person is assigned to each VIU department. The primary contact is a starting point for your purchasing questions and is focused on meeting all of your purchasing needs.

Commodity Key Contacts

Commodity Purchasing Key Contact Contact Info

Construction and Complex Infrastructure Projects

Gary Gray

Gary.Gray@viu.ca

250-740-6230

Competitive Bid Processes (all areas) and Overall Day-to-Day Operations Gary Gray

Gary.Gray@viu.ca

250-740-6230

Disposal of Surplus Goods, Equipment, and Vehicles

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6657

Stationery, Imprinting (Stamps, Name Tags, etc.)

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Purchasing Cards (VISA, Gas Cards, Credit Cards, etc.)

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Cell Phones and Blackberries

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Computer Hardware and Software Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Department/Area Key Contacts for Purchase Requisitions:

Department/Area Purchasing Key Contact  Contact Info

Administration (Executive, Financial Services)

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Faculty of Trades & Applied Technology

  • Applied Business Technology
  • ITAS/WAT
  • Trades & Apprenticeship Programs

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6657

Ancillary Services

  • Bookstore
  • Food Services
  • Print Shop
  • Student Residence
  • On-Campus Vendors

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6657

Centre for Shellfish Research

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6657

Advancement & Alumni Relations

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6657

Faculty of Education

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Facilities Services & Campus Development

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Faculty of Health & Human Services

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6657

Human Resources and Health & Safety

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Information Technology & Systems

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

International Education

  • ESL
  • MIHS

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Library

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Faculty of Management

  • Business Programs
  • Hospitality Management
  • MBA Programs
  • Recreation and Tourism
Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6659

University Relations

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Milner Gardens

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Parksville Centre

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Regional Campuses:

  • Cowichan
  • Powell River

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Faculty of Science & Technology

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Faculty of Social Sciences

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6659

Student Affairs

  • Athletics
  • Registration

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6657