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First Nations Student Support

Vancouver Island University is committed to First Nations Learners. We have a province-wide reputation for responding to the educational and community development needs of Aboriginal communities and their learners.

At Vancouver Island University:

  • We have Aboriginal ways of knowing and being
  • We have a strong commitment to Aboriginal education
  • Our Student Services department provides information, support and referrals to assist Aboriginal learners
  • Our Elder-in-Residence offers support to faculty, staff, and most importantly, to students

At the Powell River campus you will find:

  • A welcoming and encouraging atmosphere
  • A campus that provides a necessary starting point for many Aboriginal learners, at any level
  • An easily accessible, friendly and supportive environment

We listen to and provide support to students with academic and/or personal concerns. To make an appointment with one of our advisors, phone 604-485-2878 or email one of our advisors.