Student success is our mission

You want your students to succeed after high school graduation. We get it. We want that too. At VIU, we're on a mission to make sure everyone has access to an education. We'll help your students get where they want to go in life. And we'll make sure they get the most out of their time with us.
With a range of programs, from trades to academics, we offer something for everyone.

High achieving students have an opportunity to stand out from the crowd when they earn their bachelor's degree here. VIU undergrads get to take part in research that might be available only to graduates at other schools.

What about students who need extra supports? Through Accessibility Services students with documented disabilities can get accommodations.  Students who don’t have the prerequisites they need can get free supports through the Pathways to Post-secondary program. Pathways offers free supports along every step of a student’s learning journey.

Services for Aboriginal Students (SAS) Advisors 

SAS Advisors provide culturally appropriate services to Indigenous students. This includes advising on:

  • education and career exploration
  • referrals to counselling
  • support for financial aid, scholarships and funding options
  • support for daycare and housing.

Students can connect with advisors in a one-on-one meeting, by phone or by email. Contact Services for Aboriginal Students.

Connect with a Recruiter

We encourage any student who wants to learn about VIU to connect with a recruiter. We also offer custom campus tours to school groups. We’re offering independent school visits once again and can also offer sessions online.

Free event for counsellors

Join us  on Feb 5, 2024 on the Nanaimo campus. At this day of learning you get a taste of the VIU student experience– and a free lunch. And you learn how we support students transitioning from high school. 

Learn more about the Student Success event

School group tours

Are you planning to bring a school group to VIU? Email 

School visits and online sessions

Recruiters are on the road in the spring and can include school visits in their plans. We offer group sessions online with video conferencing. And we can meet one-on-one via Zoom or over the phone. We offer group sessions or classroom visits that focus on:

  • bachelor degrees
  • diplomas
  • certificates
  • Trades and Applied Technology
  • Career Life Connection Post-Secondary overview
  • Grade 11 sessions on planning for grade 12 year
  • late applicant information


Learn more

Email or call 250.740.6672 to discuss your school’s needs. We’d love to hear from you.

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