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Vancouver Island University

900 Fifth Street

Nanaimo, BC, Canada


I am lucky enough to be from the sunny Okanagan and transferred to VIU because I was drawn to the close community and opportunity for connection that a smaller school offers -- and of course the beautiful island weather!

– Madison Naswell
    BEd, class of 2020

Join us!

Wednesday, January 19, 2022  
4 - 8 pm PST

Join us!

You’re invited to our virtual fair for graduate programs

Are you wondering if graduate studies will help you prepare for the next step in your career? Register for the virtual Graduate Programs Expo to meet with faculty, students, alumni and recruiters and learn about graduate program options at VIU. Choose live sessions to attend, ask questions of the faculty, find out about life at VIU and speak with a recruiter to find out more about applications. 

When is it happening? 

Wednesday, January 19 at 4 - 8 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

What time is it in my time zone? 

Schedule of Events

4:00 pm - Participant Arrival and Exhibitor Booth Exploration
4:15 pm - Opening Keynote Speakers
4:30 pm - Networking Break

                  Exhibitor Booth Exploration
5:00-8:00 pm - Engagement and Q&A Sessions (Live)
        5:00 pm: An Overview of VIU's Upcoming Psychedelic-                                                  assisted Therapy Certificate Program
       5:00 pm: Online Learning and Teaching Graduate Diploma
       5:30 pm: Inclusive Education (Special Education) Graduate                                           Diploma
       5:30 pm: Master of Geographic Information Systems and 

                        Advanced Diploma in Geographical Information
                        Systems Applications
       6:00 pm: Master of Business Administration
       6:00 pm: Master of Community Planning
       6:00 pm: Master of Education Programs
       6:30 pm: Graduate Diploma in Project Management
       6:30 pmMaster of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management and                               
Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Leisure Management
       6:30 pmPost Degree Diploma in Fisheries and Aquaculture
       7:00 pm: Graduate Certificate in Business
       7:30 pm: My Graduate Journey and Beyond – 
Student Experience                               Panel (Live)

What’s happening at the Graduate Programs Expo?

• Meet faculty & ask questions.

• Meet current students and alumni to find out about their VIU experience.

• Learn about support services such as on-campus and off-campus housing, student experience, graduate school funding and more.

• Get a real sense of what grad school is like and how it’s different from undergraduate studies.

• Receive advice on what to consider if you are thinking about graduate school.

About Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University offers students 120+ programs, individual attention, small class sizes and a caring, inclusive campus culture. This means your professors will know you by name and offer you a learning environment that will encourage you to explore your interests and passions. Gain experience and deepen your learning with hands-on student research and creative activities, fully supported by faculty who are behind you every step of the way. Your success and learning are the top priorities for our faculty and staff. You will matter here. At VIU we respect other ways of knowing and being and are proud of our relationship with our First Nations partners in our region. To learn more about VIU, connect with our recruitment team by visiting

January 16
9 am – 2 pm

Saturday, January 16
9 am – 2 pm

Are you an International Student? Register here