What is Project AURORA?

Between 2017 and 2020, VIU will be replacing its Finance, HR, Payroll, and Student Information systems. This includes the tools students use to do things like register for classes, request transcripts, and much more.

This is a very significant project for VIU and it will impact all students and employees so we want to ensure we get input from across the campus community.

A more detailed description of the project can be found in the AURORA Project and Change Charter.

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Latest News

  • Status Update - Year 1 of Implementation is Complete

    Year 1 of Implementation is Complete The AURORA project team, with considerable support from all of VIU, has reached a number of significant implementation milestones over the past year since VIU signed the contract with Unit4 to provide its new administrative systems. While we are very excited...

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  • Town Hall Title Slide
    • May 30, 2018

    Status Update - Town Hall, Progress & Timeline Update

    In this post, information about the recent Town Hall meeting is covered along with a status update including the official project timeline, progress completed so far, and things we are getting excited about. Project AURORA Town Hall - May 17, 2018 A town hall meeting was held on May 17, 2018 hosted...

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  • Benefits realization strategy broken down
    • March 22, 2018

    Status Update - Benefits Realization

    What are the goals for Project AURORA? While we are still early in the implementation process to replace VIU’s core administrative Finance, HR, Payroll, and Student systems, it is important that we look forward now to the benefits we hope to achieve through Project AURORA. A Benefits Realization...

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  • Timeline showing that we are currently in the System Configuration phase for Finance, the Requirements Validation phase for HR/Payroll, and the Requirements Gathering phase for Student Management.
    • February 13, 2018

    Status Update - February 2018

    Finance System configuration has begun for the Finance system, which includes the redesign of the Chart of Accounts structure.  Consultation meetings will be arranged with areas once the initial configuration draft is complete so that individual requirements can be discussed. Human Resources/...

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  • Project Team in November, 2017
    • November 22, 2017

    Status Update - AURORA Team

    *not all team members are pictured in the photo.  For a complete list with contact details, go here. It takes a lot of people to transform VIU’s administrative systems! There are 19 people who are directly working on the project either full-time or part-time through the implementation period. There...

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  • Unit4, Selkirk, and VIU employees engaged in brainstorming
    • September 29, 2017

    Status Update - Implementation has Begun!

    Work has officially begun on the implementation of the Finance, HR, and Payroll systems. Starting September 11th, members of the Unit4 team have been on campus to conduct “Alignment Workshops” with both VIU and Selkirk College. During these workshops, project team members are learning more about...

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  • Elfie Smith on Stage
    • September 13, 2017

    Unit4 Vendor Announcement Town Halls

    Town Hall meetings are being held over the summer and fall months at all VIU campuses with the intent of announcing the vendor and raising awareness about Project AURORA. After a 16-month assessment and evaluation process, we are pleased to officially announce that VIU has selected Unit4 Business...

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