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VIU Recruiter Dylan Ewen 

Dylan Ewen



Dylan is a recent VIU graduate of the Bachelor of Arts, Major in Criminology. He was very involved in the VIU community as a Community Leader in residence and director at large at the VIU Student Union. Originally from Prince George, he transferred to VIU in 2016 and never looked back. As the new kid on the block, he enjoys sharing his VIU experiences with all students and cracking a couple of dad jokes every once in a while.


outdoors, hunting, fishing, and making my mom smile.

Fantasy Dinner Party Guests

Michelle Obama and Steven Rinella

Favourite quote

“I’m just happy to be here”

– Anonymous

If you could be any animal, what would you be?

A Dugong

VIU Recruiter Jordan Werezak

Jordan Werezak



Jordan is a recent graduate in VIU’s Bachelor of Arts program, where he majored in Criminology. As an active participant in Campus Rec activities during his time as a student, he can tell you how balancing academics with fun, healthy activities made a difference in his experience. He might even tell you about the sweet victory of being a two-time dodgeball intramural champion! Jordan says he came to VIU after his hockey career dreams fell short and he was ready to explore a new direction. He’s from Medicine Hat, Alberta.


Golf, hockey, watching sports, hiking, enjoying the laid back Vancouver Island lifestyle.

Favourite Vacation

New York City

Best VIU advice

Balance your school work with fun!

Favourite quote

“Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.”

Jerry Rice

Rob Barcelos

Rob Barcelos



Rob graduated from Malaspina University-College (now VIU) in 2006 with a Bachelor of Tourism Management, Major in Recreation and a Physical Education Diploma. He was very active in the athletics and recreation world during his years at Malaspina and played 5 years varsity volleyball, where he finished with one national silver medal and one conference championship. He then moved into the coaching world, where he was an assistant coach with the women’s volleyball team, winning two national championships, and numerous conference championships. Rob started his professional career in campus recreation at VIU and after 8 years moved into the wonderful world of recruitment.


Spending time with family and friends and playing golf.

Fantasy Dinner Party Guest

Sean Carter

Favourite Vacation

Anywhere my wife will go with me!

Favourite quote

"I just wish people would realize anything's possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try."

– Terry Fox

Best VIU Advice

One great thing about VIU is the amount of group work in courses. Take advantage, be a leader and have your say. Surprise! That's the real world work environment. Don't forget to have fun along the way.

VIU Recruiter Rolanda Murray

Rolanda Murray



Rolanda graduated from Malaspina University-College (now VIU) in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History. She also completed the Event Management Certificate program at Vancouver Island University in 2017. She worked in the banking industry and in the events field for a number of years before coming to work at VIU in 2010. Rolanda is passionate about VIU and the power of a post-secondary education to change lives.

Fantasy Dinner Party Guests

Malcolm X

Favourite quote

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.”

– Maya Angelou


Thrifting, reading books and hanging out with my 10 year old.

Best VIU Advice

Lean In! There are so many great opportunities to students that lean in to the university experience.

Favourite Vacation

I like to travel in Canada…we have such a beautiful country and it is so diverse.

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