The purpose of the Vancouver Island University Foundation is to oversee management of the Foundation's endowment and, working with the Office of Advancement & Alumni, raise money to support VIU's scholarship and awards program and VIU fundraising activities.

The Vancouver Island University Foundation was founded in 1994 (originally as the Malaspina Foundation) to manage the university's endowment and raise funds to support VIU. The Foundation is a registered charity - 88733 3482 RR0001 (1994).

2016-2017 VIU Foundation Board of Directors

Back to Front/Left to Right

Back Row:  Dr. Ralph Nilson, Don Hubbard, William Litchfield, Jeet Manhas, Joyce Smith, Michael Walker,
Dr. Robert Wolanski

Front Row: George Hrabowych, Karla Harris, Don Tamelin, Grant Starko, Cathy Dyck, Sean McCue

Missing: Dave Boyd, Ross Fraser, Rob Grey, Jason Nelson, Jim Olsen, Nathan Thornton, Bruce Williams

Executive Committee

Chair:  Grant Starko

Vice-Chair:  Rob Grey

Secretary:  Don Tamelin

Treasurer:  Nathan Thornton

Past-Chair:  Michael Walker

Executive Member:  George Hrabowych

VIU President and Vice-Chancellor:  Dr. Ralph Nilson

VIU Foundation Executive Director:  William Litchfield


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