Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University (formerly known as Malaspina University-College) is a comprehensive Canadian institution offering high quality programs at a reasonable cost.

The University offers a variety of certificate, diploma, and degree programs in a range of areas including Business & Management; Career & Academic Preparation; Continuing Education; Education; Art, Design & Performing Arts; First Nations; Health; High School Equivalency (ABE); Human Services; Humanities & Social Sciences; Natural Resource Extension Program; Online/Distance Courses; Science & Technology; Tourism, Recreation & Hospitality; Trades & Applied Technology.

Vancouver Island University has a number of Research Centres and Institutes such as the Center for Coastal Health; Centre for Shellfish Research; Institute of Practical Philosophy; International Centre for Sturgeon Studies; Community Based Research Institute; etc.


- According to the National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE) released February 2009, by Maclean's OnCampus, VIU is ranked No. 1 in five key areas amongst British Columbia's public universities.

Association of Community Colleges of Canada (ACCC)
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
British Columbia Centre for International Education (BCCIE)
Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Canadian Education Centres Network (CECN)
Canada Language Council (CLC)

* Next: University of Northern British Columbia