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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


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: To be determined annually by the STAR committee
Deadline: October 31, 2023

Learn more about the REACH Award