VIU receives new name for qathet region campus: tiwšɛmawtxw

September 22, 2022
Vancouver Island University has received the new name “tiwšɛmawtxw” for its campus in ɬaʔamɩn ʔəms gijɛ (Tla’amin Territory), and will be using this name for the campus going forward. The name was gifted to VIU by the Tla’amin Nation Executive Council and means “House of Learning.” “This re-naming is a pivotal example of continued reconciliation within our territory and across Turtle Island more broadly,” said Tla’amin Nation Hegus John Hackett. “We are hopeful that this re-naming will inspire more reconciliation work throughout the territory.” VIU unveiled a new sign on the qathet region campus on Tuesday. VIU | Peak (BC)