VIU’s Communications and Public Engagement team is happy to be your first contact for information and requests about the university.

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Communications contacts 

Jenn McGarrigle, External Communications Advisor
Office phone: 250.740.6559  |  Cell: 250.619.6860  |

Areas of responsibility:

  • General Media Inquiries
  • Media Requests for President Deborah Saucier and Senior Administrators
  • Aboriginal Education and Engagement
  • Advancement and Alumni Relations
  • Facilities and Ancillary Services
  • Future Students (Recruitment)
  • Health and Safety
  • Library Services
  • Registrar
  • Student Affairs
  • VIU Magazine Editor

Rachel Stern
, Communications Officer
Office phone: 250.741.6560  |  Cell: 250.618.0373  |

Areas of responsibility:

  • Parksville/Qualicum Centre
  • Milner Gardens and Woodland
  • Deep Bay Marine Field Station
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity
  • ElderCollege
  • Centre for Innovation in Education and Learning

Rae-Anne Guenther
, Communications Officer
Office phone: 250.740.6673  |  Cell: 250.618.1088  |

Areas of responsibility:

  • Cowichan Campus
  • Powell River Campus
  • Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Health and Human Services
  • Faculty of International Education
  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology
  • Sport, Recreation and Physical Literacy
  • VIU Mariners
  • VIU Research Report Editor


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