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Discovery Day

It’s Time! We are thrilled to invite you to register for VIU’s Discovery Day 2020!

Discovery Day is our biggest on-campus event for high school students and will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2020. This event gives students a hands-on experience of what to expect when they enroll at Vancouver Island University.  If you can stay until the end, there is an exciting science demonstration which will include a bed of nails, a bucket launch, explosions, a ping pong cannon and more!

This year Discovery Day 2020 will take place on the same day that VIU is hosting the annual Skills Canada Regional Competition, an event where secondary school students compete to bring home medals in different trades, technology and skills categories. High school students can watch the competition and participate in the Try-a-Trade stations.

Just like previous years, here are some important things to note:

  1. Discovery Day is open to ALL students in Grades 10, 11, and 12.
  2. Lunch will be available at no cost to all students and chaperones attending the event – more details on the food options to follow.
  3. We will have an Instagram contest with amazing prizes and chances to win VIU hoodies at the Faculty Open Houses.

Here is a brief outline of the events happening that day:




9:00 am

Drop Off

Welcome Centre, Bldg. 300 (Student Ambassadors will bring high school students to the gym)

9:30 - 10:00 am

Pep Rally

VIU Gymnasium, Bldg.190

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Faculty Open Houses

Various Locations

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Lunch and Fun Fair

To be announced

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Science Demonstration

Royal Bank Plaza

2:00 - 2:30 pm 

Pick up

Welcome Centre, Bldg 300

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via email at connect@viu.ca.

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