For Media

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

Important links for Media

Communications contacts 

Jenn McGarrigle, External Communications Manager
Cell: 250.619.6860  |

Areas of responsibility:

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

Rachel Stern
, Communications Officer
Cell: 250.618.0373  | 

Areas of responsibility:

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

Eric Zimmer
, Communications Officer
Cell: 250.618.7296  |

Areas of responsibility:

  • Cowichan Campus
  • tiwšɛmawtxʷ Campus (Powell River)
  • Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Health and Human Services
  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology
  • VIU Mariners