Action required: VIU’s vaccine self-declaration program

As announced on August 27, VIU is introducing a vaccine self-declaration program for students and employees to support the wellness and mental health of our community and a safe campus environment.
 
We are requesting that all employees and students declare their vaccination status by October 1. If you are fully vaccinated and choose to declare this, that is the only step you need to take. If you are unvaccinated or choose not to disclose your status, you may receive, through a direct email, more information about rapid testing or other secondary health and safety measures you may be required to take.  
 
Action for students:
 
To declare your vaccination status please take the following steps:

  1. Log onto your online student record at my.viu.ca
  2. Click on Vaccine Self-Declaration in the menu on the left-hand side
  3. Select the appropriate statement from each dropdown
  4. After checking the two acknowledgement boxes, click on Declare Vaccination Status to save your information

If you wish to update your vaccination status, you can repeat these steps as necessary.
 
Important information:

  1. Access: If you need help logging into the Student Portal, please contact IT at ithelp@viu.ca. If you do not have access to a computer or need assistance to complete the online self-declaration, please contact Student Affairs at studentaffairsadmin@viu.ca.
  2. Accommodation: For individuals who require an accommodation for medical reasons or other protected human rights under the BC Human Rights Code, please contact Student Affairs at studentaffairsadmin@viu.ca, who will help you with the confidential process to make an accommodation request.
  3. Privacy: Your personal information is collected, stored and accessed only for the purposes of maximizing safe operations on VIU campuses and facilities. Information about your vaccine status gathered through VIU’s vaccine self-declaration program will be accessible only to a small number of designated administrators who are responsible for the health and safety of the university community.  
  4. Quality Assurance: VIU will audit the accuracy of the self-declaration process as necessary. Individuals may be asked to provide proof of their vaccination status in future.
  5. Integrity: Individuals who provide false information or documents in relation to their COVID-19 vaccination status may be subject to disciplinary action.

If you have any questions, please review the student FAQ section specifically related to VIU’s vaccine self-declaration program. If your question is not answered there, please email students@viu.ca.

Action for Employees:

Please see the email from UniversityRelations@viu.ca or the employee FAQs page accessed off VIU's COVID-19 information and updates page for details. 


 
We strongly encourage all members of the VIU community to get vaccinated. You can get vaccinated at the on-campus vaccine clinic which is located on the first floor of Building 255 in the multi-purpose room (170) from September 8 - 23, 10 am - 2 pm (Monday - Thursday).
 
Thank you for your cooperation and participation as we work to keep our community healthy and safe this fall.