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Identifying Vancouver Island University's 'Niche' as a Teaching/Regional University in British Columbia:

Adjacent to the rugged coastline of the Salish Sea, Vancouver Island University is proud of its unique history and culture as a teaching university that:

  • welcomes and celebrates learners from local, regional and international communities, and non-traditional students, as the heart of the institution;
  • supports and celebrates student success;
  • provides high quality teaching, affordable high quality programs and multiple ways of knowing;
  • promotes campus communities offering small class sizes that encourage rewarding faculty/student engagement;
  • supports Aboriginal learners and connections to Aboriginal communities;
  • fosters a global awareness within the campus and external communities; and
  • promotes community engagement for students and faculty that fosters undergraduate and applied research.

The full document can be viewed here: Identifying Vancouver Island University's 'Niche' as a Teaching/Regional University in British Columbia