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Welcome from the President

It is a privilege to welcome you to Vancouver Island University.
VIU has seen tremendous growth and transformation in the past decade and the pace of change is not about to slow down. VIU continues to experience demand for high calibre post secondary education programs and services from both domestic and international students. Our primary objective is to provide an environment where people can excel in an engaged learning environment that is internationally active.

Vancouver Island University represents a unique combination of a degree-granting university and a practical college. Students have always been, and will continue to be, the number one priority at VIU. I will continue to support innovation that contributes to providing the highest quality of learning, research, and self discovery available.

To those students, faculty and staff who are new to VIU, welcome, I look forward to learning and growing with you. To those who have been here for a while, I look forward to listening and learning from you.

I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead the dynamic team of people at Vancouver Island University. I look forward to our journey together as we build an exceptional learning environment for our students and ensure VIU is a preferred place to study and work.

Sincerely
Dr. Ralph Nilson
President
Vancouver Island University

Dr. Ralph Nilson

Dr. Ralph Nilson