Status Update

Status Update - Benefits Realization

Submitted by Aubrey Robertson on March 22, 2018 - 3:17pm

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 Framework has been developed that forms direct links between the project components and both the foundational and strategic benefits we hope to realize.

Status Update - February 2018

Submitted by Aubrey Robertson on February 13, 2018 - 10:34am


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.

Status Update - AURORA Team

Submitted by Aubrey Robertson on November 22, 2017 - 2:41pm

*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 are many more people who are participating in the project from across the institution, including Subject Matter Experts and Special Assignment Team members.

Status Update - Implementation has Begun!

Submitted by Aubrey Robertson on September 29, 2017 - 9:08am

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 the software and Unit4 is exploring how the systems will be configured to meet our needs.

The kick-off for the student system implementation is tentatively scheduled for mid-January 2018.