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Welcome to Sustainability!

VIU is committed to sustainable development. 

Guided by VIU's Academic Plan, the Nanaimo Campus Master Plan and the provincial government’s Bill 44, VIU is working to

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flower buttonincrease our leadership role in advancing comprehensive environmental, social, economic and cultural sustainability best practices on our campuses and in the communities we serve


What is sustainable development?

Sustainable development “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

World Commission on Environment and Development
(Brundtland Commission), 1987

How will we achieve our goals?


flower buttonsharing information about sustainability issues

flower buttoninteractive campaigns

flower buttonworking with individuals 

flower buttoncelebrating the efforts and contributions toward sustainable development by the VIU community

By demonstrating and developing sustainability best practices and helping coordinate all the great ways individuals contribute to sustainability every day, significant, positive change will happen!

We all have the Power to Change!