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Recruitment Events

Recruitment Events 2020-2021
Join us at these VIU recruitment events 

Are you interested in learning more about student life and programs at Vancouver Island University? Choose from the list of informative virtual sessions below, and get ready to connect with VIU representatives, view presentations and get your questions answered.

Who are these events for?

  • Future students (all welcome!)
  • High school students
  • Mature students 19+
  • Parents of future students
  • Transfer students
  • Registered students

Virtual Experience VIU

Upcoming Events

Experience VIU Virtually

You’re invited to our LIVE virtual Experience VIU event

Join us online to learn more about Vancouver Island University in this informative and fun open house-style event. While things may be different this year, we’re committed to helping you choose a program, discover the many services and supports available to you as a student, and get your questions answered.

This year we'll be hosting the 3 online events so that you can attend at school, on the weekend or in the evening. Here are the details: 

  • January 16, 2021 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 
  • January 20, 2021 from 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • January 21, 2021 from 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

To register and learn more, visit the Experience VIU webpage.

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Click through on each event for more info and to register. 

Once you have registered, you will be contacted with instructions and links to help you join the events online. If you need support in joining these events, we are here to help.

Virtual fairs

Look for VIU recruiters at these virtual education fairs for high school students in Canada and around the world. Join a virtual fair and take part in a variety of activities, including presentations about VIU and opportunities to meet with our recruiters in breakout rooms and get your questions answered. Visit each organization's website to see the dates, times and activities of upcoming fairs.

Fairs for students at Canadian high schools:

Fairs for other prospective students:

Future Student Information Sessions

Sign up for a session to learn more about VIU and our 120+programs, and all that’s involved in becoming a student here. These events are open to students considering courses in January, applying for September 2021, and everyone who's thinking about studying at VIU in the future.

Schedule - Click on the dates below to register:

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 6:30 p.m.

Transfer Students Information Sessions

Are you studying at a college or university elsewhere and interested in transferring to VIU? Join Recruiters in this session to learn the ins and outs of the application process. Educational Advisors will also be available to offer some specifics to your next steps.

Schedule - Click on the dates below to register:

Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

Health and Human Services Monday, January 18, 2021 - 6:30 p.m.

Faculty of Management Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 6:30 p.m.

Science and Technology Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 6:30 p.m.

Mature Student (19+) Information Sessions

If you are aged 19 or older, join us for an information session dedicated to people who are interested in getting further help and advice about starting university studies a little (or maybe a lot!) later in life. Wondering what to study, how to apply, and how to pay for your studies? Or what’s it’s like to head to university after time away from a formal learning environment? We’re here to help, connect you with mature students who will share about their experience, and answer your questions. 

Schedule - Click on the dates below to register:

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 12:00 p.m.

Monday, February 15, 2021 - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 12:00 p.m.

Future Student Parent Nights

Are you a parent or guardian of a high school student or young adult interested in attending VIU? Join us at one of our Parent Nights -- and bring along your student if you like. We’ll share information that will help you guide and support your student, including admission requirements for our programs, scholarships and upcoming application deadlines. We'll also offer advice on helping your children successfully transition to life at university.

Schedule - Click on the dates below to register:

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.

Student Experience Panels

Meet VIU’s student ambassadors -- they’re current students who love to help people learn more about the student experience and navigate the steps to balancing studies and student life. Join us and bring your questions!

Schedule - Click on the dates below to register:

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. Q&A with Mariners Athletics & Recreation and Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning (OCCEL)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. Q&A with Community Leaders (Residence) and Students Union

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. Q&A with Community Cousins and Peer Supported Learning

Every year, we hold web registration events for new students coming to VIU in September. Join the Advising and Registration departments to learn everything you need to know about registering for courses and setting yourself up for success.

Web registration activities take place from May to June.

Coming soon

All upcoming VIU Program Information Sessions can be found here.

Be sure to check back regularly.

Where to get more information?

For more information about Future Student events, please email connect@viu.ca or call 250.740.6672.

connect@viu.ca