Aerial view of VIU campus

Imagine VIU Campaign Team

Imagine VIU Campaign Team

Shawn and Heather Atleo

Imagine VIU Honourary Campaign Chairs

"To move forward as a society, we must work together and ensure all perspectives are respected and honoured. It is only when we do this that we can fulfill our potential - as individuals, families, and communities. The Imagine VIU Campaign builds on the University's work as a leader in building these partnerships."

Donna Hais, Partner, R.W. (Bob) Wall Ltd.

Imagine VIU Campaign Co-Chair

"The mid-Island construction industry is suffering from a shortage of skilled workers. That shortage is only expected to increase in coming years. The extra trades training spots VIU will be able to offer thanks to an expanded Trades Complex will alleviate this shortage and contribute greatly to our regional economy."

Shawn Thomas, CST Consulting

Imagine VIU Campaign Co-Chair

"Technological innovation is a major force in economic growth. To ensure prosperity for our region, we need to ensure we are training the next generation of creative, out-of-the-box thinkers and we also need to encourage collaboration with business and industry, both of which will be facilitated by these projects at VIU."

Ralph Nilson 

President and Vice-Chancellor, VIU

William Litchfield 

Associate Vice-President, University Relations at VIU

Grant Starko 

Investors Group

Randy Bertsch

Island Savings Credit Union

Warren Erhart

White Spot

Farid Rohani

The Laurier Institution

Ian Samson

Coast Capital Savings

Tom Syer

Teck Resources Ltd.

Kelly Thomas

Vancouver Club