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Office of Graduate Studies

Looking to deepen your learning and practice in a supportive environment? When you join VIU to pursue a graduate degree, diploma or certificate you join a community committed to helping you achieve your goals.

As a VIU graduate student you’ll have dedicated mentors who are actively engaged in their fields ready to help you realize your passions. VIU’s culture of excellence in applied research enables our graduate students to pursue questions which drive their interests.

The Office of Graduate Studies offers personalized support with:

  • professional development
  • funding
  • collaboration opportunities
  • campus connection

REACH Award 

The REACH awards provide VIU students with a stipend to enable them to complete their own independent project under the mentorship of a VIU employee.

  • Value: $3,000
  • Deadline: January 20, 2023 for the Spring Call

Learn more about the REACH Award

Graduate Student Conference Funding 

Enables graduate students to present at conferences or other knowledge mobilization events by off-setting costs associated with attending the event.

  • Value: Depends, see more info in link provided 
  • Deadline: January 20, 2023

Learn more about the Graduate Student Conference Funding

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards

Funds projects that provide insights and solutions for real issues faced by workplaces and WorkSafeBC.

  • Value: $20,000 stipend + $2,500 research and travel allowance
  • Deadline: February 10, 2023
  • Availability: Graduate students

Learn more about the WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards