Vancouver Island University Planning Grant

Leadership Coalition

Vancouver Island University is a Leadership Coalition Institution. "Vancouver Island University (VIU) is committed to creating an atmosphere that welcomes and supports Aboriginal students as learners. Our project activities focus on reducing barriers for participation, persistence and completion with respect to Aboriginal post-secondary education. The following lists the major objectives for this project: • Develop and enhance partnerships that bring together post-secondary institutions, Aboriginal organizations, and Aboriginal communities • Increase Aboriginal involvement in planning and decision making • Increase visibility of Aboriginal culture on-campus to foster a sense of belonging • Incorporate an Aboriginal worldview into programming"