VIU receives $3.3M to make Nanaimo campus more accessible

Vancouver Island University has announced that it will be using a $3.3M investment from the Government of British Columbia to improve accessibility at its Nanaimo campus. The changes will make teaching spaces, buildings, and campus locations more accessible. VIU will also install gender-neutral, accessible washrooms on all three campuses in buildings that do not already have universal washrooms. “The physical changes we have made on our campus so far have sparked enthusiasm in the entire campus community to do what they can to be more accessible and inclusive,” said VIU Universal Access Lead and Chair of the Universal Access Committee Linda Derksen. All upgrades will be made in an environmentally friendly manner in keeping with CleanBC goals. VIU Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.