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VIU business management students

VIU Expands Graduate Business Programs to Support Regional Needs

April 9, 2019

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has developed two new Faculty of Management graduate programs to support the substantial growth of the business sector.  The Graduate Diploma in International Trade (GDIT) and Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GDPM) are both 12-month programs that will be starting in September 2019.  “As a regional university, we are... Read more


Alumni of the Month: Slava Govorov

August 23, 2018

Slava Govorov (Business Administration Diploma ’14) has made good use of his VIU education. As owner of the Fourth Street Panago location (he’s opening a second location in Ladysmith soon) and a local development company, Slava is grateful for the community he lives and does business in. He gives back every chance he gets – for example, he’s a generous supporter of both the VIU Mariners and... Read more


VIU Supported Business Program Inspires Indigenous Youth

August 15, 2018

As the only Indigenous student in his university undergraduate and graduate classes, Bernard Gilbert struggled to find connection to campus life.  “There were times where I felt I did not belong in university,” says Gilbert, whose traditional Nlaka’pamux name translates to “Running Elk.” He is Shuswap from the Secwépemc territory.  In high-school, he developed a crippling fear of... Read more


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