Programs and Equipment

Carpentry equipment

Thanks to the success of the Imagine VIU Campaign raising $7.3 million with the help of our generous donors and community partners, Vancouver Island University health, science, and trades students have access to almost $2M worth of new, cutting-edge equipment and more technology to train on than ever before thanks to gifts in kind and financial support from our partnering organizations. From high fidelity simulation mannequins for Nursing students to practice lifesaving techniques on, to brand-new outboard motors for Marine Technician students to learn how to fix, to the state-of-the-art digital mass spectrometer for research students to test environmental pollutants with, VIU students will have an enriched learning experience to prepare them for today's competitive job markets.

Yamaha Motor Canada has partnered with VIU by giving two brand new motors and tools to our Motorcycle and Marine programs! Yamaha dealers hire many VIU grads because of the high quality education they receive in our Motorcycle and Marine Technician training program, housed in the new Marine, Automotive and Trades Complex. This donation gives our students the opportunity to learn how to repair one of the latest marine motors.