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Events & info sessions

Interested in learning about VIU? Join us for an info session or event.

Info sessions

When you attend an info session with a recruiter from the Office of Future Students you’ll get an overview of VIU. We’ll review the variety of programs VIU offers and the process for becoming a student. We will also give you a good picture of the services and supports for students.

We try to cover the wide range of supports and activities that fall under the category of Student Life, which will include things like:

  • athletics
  • clubs
  • research
  • work integrated learning opportunities
  • student housing

We leave time in the presentation to answer your questions. We’ll also make sure you know how to connect with us for more information or help. Anyone can attend any of our info sessions, but our sessions focus on information for specific groups

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Join one of our info sessions and chat with members of our recruitment team!

Back row from left to right: Jordan Werezak, Rolanda Murray; front row, from left to right: Dylan Ewen, Francesca Paladino, Rob Barcelos.

Sessions for high school students

At sessions for high school students considering VIU we cover all the basics and answer your questions. We will be joined by current VIU students who will share their experiences and share some insight about transitioning to university.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 14,  2023 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 6:30 pm

Student life sessions

At student life sessions we cover all the basics about student activities and resources. We'll also answer your questions.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 6:30 pm

Sessions for parents of future students 

At parent sessions we'll cover how you can support your child on their post-secondary journey. We want to ensure you have the resources and knowledge you need to support and empower your child in their decisions about university.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 6:30 pm

Program and department info sessions

VIU often hosts info sessions that focus on one program or department. These are a great opportunity to decide if a program is a good fit for you. 

Program and department info sessions


In the past two years many of our events have been virtual. We are back to in-person events, and we can’t wait to welcome you to campus.

Discovery Day

Discovery Day is a chance for high school students to experience the VIU campus. The event includes faculty open houses, fun hands-on activities for students and a market where you can learn about student life. Local students visit campus with their high school. Schools that are too far away to attend the in-person event can take part virtually

This year, we’re adding a Discovery Evening. This event is an opportunity for students to visit on their own outside of school hours. The Discovery Evening also includes sessions just for parents.


VIU is committed to making our events accessible and barrier-free. If you have any accessibility needs or require accommodations to participate in our events, please email the event organizers at

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