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Make a difference in the life of a VIU student on November 28th!

Vancouver Island University is pleased to participate in GivingTuesday on November 28th and we hope you'll join us in making a difference in the VIU community. In just one day, alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of Vancouver Island University will come together with a goal of raising $150,000 in support of students.

You can easily make a gift on our online giving page!

VIU staff can make a pledge using the GivingTuesday payroll deduction form.

This year your funds will support:

  1. VIU Inspiration Fund - Supported through the generosity of donors who have not restricted the use of their gift or who have indicated it should be used in support of the university's greatest need or priority
  2. VIU International Refugee Newcomer Awards - In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, VIU faculty, staff, and students have come together to initiate the creation of the VIU International Refugee Newcomer Awards. These awards are available to students who have arrived as refugees to Canada within the last five years.
  3. Cowichan Campus Entrance Awards - The Cowichan campus has supported a record number of students with Adult Basic Education fees this past year and now many are hoping to enroll in credential programs and continue our education. Unfortunately, the financial transition from ABE to credential programs is a barrier and new entrance awards will help
  4. Milner Gardens and Woodland - Your support will ensure the preservation and enhancement of Milner Gardens & Woodland including the Shoots with Roots educational program.
  5. Program/Faculty of your choice - Follow your personal interests and passions by supporting the area that speaks most to you

If you’d like to talk to someone directly about making a gift or you have any questions about GivingTuesday please call Dave at 250.740.6214.