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Welcome from the President

Dr. Ralph Nilson and Elder Ray PeterscropWelcome to Vancouver Island University’s new employee orientation site.

VIU has always had an institutional belief in the power of excellence. Hiring the brightest and best individuals is evidence of this commitment.

At VIU our employees are our most valuable asset and it is my hope that you will find our warm, collegial and student–focused environment inspiring and motivating. At VIU we value and encourage collaboration and engagement that leads to the highest caliber of teaching and learning. As a new university we must continue to celebrate this value as we continue to focus on serving the diverse educational and training needs of the region.

Group Shot Long Service Employees 2011Together we will be facing many exciting challenges in the years ahead, and as we meet these challenges we want to continue to build the VIU environment as a preferred place to work and study. I know your contribution to this environment will bring you a great deal of personal and professional satisfaction.

Please make the effort to meet your colleagues across campus and invest in this community of committed individuals. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

I am very proud to be a part of the VIU Community, and I wish you a career filled with positive experiences and personal growth.

Dr. Ralph Nilson
President & Vice-Chancellor
Vancouver Island University