VIU proposes athletic complex for Nanaimo campus

December 8, 2011

Vancouver Island University has plans to construct a new athletic complex at its Nanaimo campus. VIU president Ralph Nilson says at present there is no budget to build the proposed complex, which could cost about $53 million. While the facility is near the top of the institution's priority list, it falls behind a new science and health centre and a new student centre. "We consider it among our top three priorities as it would help us with our bid to join the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport), it all depends on what is budgeted for us," Nilson says. The delay in funding for VIU's priorities stems from the BC government, which Nilson says "does not have a facilities plan in place." Nanaimo Daily News