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Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Economic Impact of Post-Secondary Education

November 19, 2018

After a year of planning, Ruby Barclay arrived at Vancouver Island University (VIU) Student Residences from her hometown with two Rubber Maid totes and a duffel bag. “That was it – that was my entire life,” she remembers. “The first day was really, really tough.” While most youth transitioning to post-secondary rely on parents and extended family for support with school, living expenses and... Read more


VIU Equips Students for Success on Global Day of Giving

November 14, 2018

Thomas Flegel was pleasantly surprised to return to Vancouver Island University (VIU) this fall to complete his second year of the Automotive apprenticeship program in a renovated and expanded building. “Everything in the Automotive building is designed to best reflect industry standards,” he says. “It’s more like a real dealership now, which means as students we are getting the best, most... Read more


VIU Campaign Aims to Increase Access to Post-Secondary Education

September 20, 2018

September 22 Canada Learning Bond signup event launches new initiative to support learners from low-income families Every child should have the opportunity to access post-secondary education. With this belief in mind, Vancouver Island University (VIU) is launching the Canada Learning Bond Accelerator Program ­– an initiative designed to boost the number of families accessing free government... Read more


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