Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Office

Welcome to the Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights Office. VIU is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community, including students, faculty and administrators. We are here to support you if you believe you have experienced any form of discrimination.

What support is available?

  • Listening to your concerns confidentially and providing information about options available to you if you believe you have experienced discrimination;
  • Exploring informal resolution options;
  • Explaining the formal complaint route, including the Investigation process;
  • Receiving disclosures and Reports of Sexualized Violence and Misconduct;
  • Helping you access other types of support at VIU.

Our office is located in Building 300, Room 100 at the Nanaimo Campus and currently access is limited. To book a consultation with the Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Office, please email us humanrights@viu.ca or call us on 250 740 6440. Alternatively, please feel free to complete our Contact Form. We are able to host in-person and online (Teams) meetings, depending on what is most convenient for you.

Please feel free to share any accessibility requests ahead of meeting with us.