Graduate Attributes

At VIU, students study a wide range of different subjects in a wide range of different programs, but they also develop many similar skills and characteristics. These include:

  • becoming independent learners
  • developing intercultural competencies and encouraging learning and discovery through awareness of, and engagement with, other cultures
  • developing an appreciation for, and an understanding of, Canada’s Aboriginal heritage
  • understanding problems and challenges within their immediate, local contexts as well as within larger, global contexts
  • appreciating the aesthetic and inherent value of others’ work and contributions
  • making the most of opportunities by drawing on both the depth and