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VIU Foundation

The purpose of the Vancouver Island University Foundation is to oversee management of the Foundation's endowment and, working with the Office of Advancement & Alumni, raise money to support VIU's scholarship and awards program and VIU fundraising activities.

The Vancouver Island University Foundation was founded in 1994 (originally as the Malaspina Foundation) to manage the university's endowment and raise funds to support VIU. The Foundation is a registered charity - 88733 3482 RR0001 (1994).

VIU Endowment

The VIU Foundation manages an endowment of approximately $15 million on behalf of the university.

2014-2015 VIU Foundation Board of Directors

VIU Foundation Board Members 2014/2015

Executive Committee

Chair: Michael Walker, Mont & Walker Law

Vice-Chair/Tresurer: Grant Starko, Investors Group

Past-Chair: Bruce Williams, CTV Vancouver Island

Exec. Member: George Hrabowych, Herold Eng.

Exec. Member: Rob Grey, Re/Max

Secretary: Jim Olsen, Fairwinds Golf Club

VIU President: Ralph Nilson

Executive Director, University Relations: Dan Hurley

Executive Director: William Litchfield, VIU



Board of Directors

Wahid Ali, TD Waterhouse

Shawn Atleo, Chancellor, VIU

Dave Boyd, Houle Electric

Cor Buys, Knappett Industries

David Coupland, Madrona Imaging

Catherine Dyck, Tourism Nanaimo

Brock Dykeman, VIU - Director, MBA Program

Ross Fraser, Self-employed

Rob Grey, Re/Max

Don Hubbard, Hub City Paving

Karla Irvine, Dominion Lending Centres Vanisle

Jeet Manhas, Casual Images Clothing

Sean McCue, Nanaimo News Bulletin

Dawn McGuire-Reeves, First Nations Education Steering Committee

Jason Nelson, TD Canada Trust

Joyce Smith, J.A. Smith & Associates Inc.

Nathan Thornton, CIBC Wood-Gundy

Rob Wolanski, Lakeside Dental Clinic, Vancouver Island Implant Centre