Educational Support Services for First Nations students

We are here to support students of Native ancestry in making a succesful transition to Vancouver Island University and to enable students to succeed in their academic endeavors by providing direct services and appropriate referrals.

Educational Support Services:

    • assist new students with timetabling and registration
    • listen to and provide support to students with academic or personal concerns
    • liaise with bands, tribal councils, students, faculty, elders, departments within Vancouver Island University as well as other post-secondary institutions
    • provide information about First Nations bursaries, scholarships, student loans, and sponsor funding for Status and Metis students
    • assist out-of-town students to find accommodation and daycare
    • promote cultural, recreational, and social activities in partnership with First Nations students
    • provide information on the following:
      • academic learning support - resource rooms, writing centre and student serices
      • career planning
      • counselling (both personal and substance abuse)
      • employment information through student services, the employment board in Room 118 and CareerLink

    To make an appointment with one of our advisors, please phone 604.485.2878 or email one of our advisors.