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Student Funding Workshops

Student Funding Workshops


What ? Who? Why?

There are a number of student funding opportunities at VIU and these sessions will explain what the opportunities are and how to apply. Put your best foot (application) forward!

All eligible students and alumni are welcome to come. We also encourage faculty members who support students to come learn about these opportunities as well.

Funding applications can be complicated. There is a whole team at VIU dedicated to helping you navigate the systems, applications, and deadlines. 


Upcoming Workshops


If you are partnering with a community or industry partner to do some applied research as part of any course/degree requirement in 2023, come check out this opportunity. More info on the program and eligibility can be found at this webpage: https://research.viu.ca/graduate-studies/ihub

This is a great one for students and faculty to attend!

September 16 | 2-3pm | B305-R440 (Research Commons)

Mitacs BSI

Are you partnering with a community or industry partner for a paid internship? Are you a faculty member who supervises these types of opportunities? This session will review the Mitacs BSI application process at VIU. It will be facilitated by Mike Kennefick (Director, Business Development & National Lead - Rural Development – Mitacs) and Kendra Stiwich (Director, Graduate Studies and Student Research – VIU).

For more info, check out this link: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/business-strategy-internship

BYO Coffee and Tea! We will provide some coffee break nibbles.

September 22 | 10:30am-12pm |  B305-R440 (Research Commons)


These awards are available to all students at VIU working on their own project (directed study, cool class thing, honours project, graduate thesis/project etc.) This session will take you through the application process and give you some tips to be successful. 

October 6 | 12-1pm | B305-R440 (Research Commons)

Can't make it to the session? Join us on Zoom (this session will be recorded)

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's Program

If you will be registered in a Full Time Graduate Program at the masters level in Canada in Fall 2023 - please check out this award. There are specific eligibility requirements, so please check those out first. This session will take you through the process and give you some tips to be successful. 

Open to students who intend to attend (or are attending) VIU, or those who plan to go to another institution. We want all our VIU students to be successful!

For more info, check out this link: https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSM-BESCM_eng.asp

October 26 | 5-6pm | B305-R440 (Research Commons)