VIU Invites People to Experience University Life During Virtual Event

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September 29, 2021 - 12:00pm

WHAT: Experience VIU 2021

WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 9 am to 2 pm

WHERE: Online [see registration link at bottom]

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) virtual open house event happens this Saturday (October 2) and includes a $1,000 tuition prize giveaway, video tour of Deep Bay Marine Field Station, a chance to talk with program chairs and downloadable resources.

Experience VIU is for anyone interested in learning more about post-secondary and how VIU can help them achieve their career goals. This includes those still in high school as well as those who have been out of school for a while and are now looking to further their education. This free online event allows people to participate from wherever they are in the world, while the live chats allow participants to get their specific questions answered.

This informative and fun drop-in event includes opportunities to chat one-on-one with recruiters, who can answer your questions about programs, student resources and how to pay for school; videos (including a virtual tour of our Deep Bay Marine Field Station that features all the critters that call it home); and downloadable resources. Participants can enter to win a range of prizes and VIU swag, including a $1,000 tuition credit prize for domestic students. Other highlights include:

  • Q&A events hosted by our Engineering, Science and Technology and Education programs;
  • A live parent session for those who want to learn how to better support their learners; and
  • Mini lectures, including by our Geography, Anthropology and Master of Community Planning programs:
    • The Climate Emergency: What you should know, and why.
    • The Anthropological Adventure.
    • Who Plans the City? All about Community Planning at VIU.

International students will be able to learn more about what it’s like to live on Vancouver Island, accommodation options, immigration, admission requirements and more. 

Check out this video to learn more, or visit the Experience VIU registration page to sign up.



Jenn McGarrigle, External Communications Advisor, Vancouver Island University

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