aerial photo of the campus in the fall season

Vancouver Island University Values Statement

Vancouver Island University is a dynamic and creative community of faculty, staff, and students. We share a strong belief in the power of learning to change people’s lives.

Core Values

Learning: we support student success, access to education, appropriate use of technology, development of literacies, communication and exchange of ideas across disciplines and locations, exploration and application of new thought and pursuit of lifelong learning

Discovery: through the pursuit of free enquiry we promote an enduring learning community

Engagement: we value ongoing cooperation with our partners in education, with communities in our region and with colleagues throughout the world

Achievement: we believe in the potential of our learners and are committed to promoting the excellence and success of our students, faculty, staff and alumni

Diversity: we value human diversity in all its dimensions and are committed to maintaining learning and working environments which are equitable, diverse and inclusive

Celebration: we celebrate the achievements of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and the communities we serve

Sustainability: we support a healthy sustainable environment through progressive operational practices and promotion of environmental awareness

Visionary Goal

Through the promotion of excellence in learning, we inspire our students and the people of Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia as a trusted educational partner in the search for sustainable cultural, economic, environmental and social prosperity.