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Your input is needed on the Student Affairs Foundation Plan

August 23, 2022

Get entered into a draw for a $500 tuition credit!

Student Affairs is developing its 2022-27 Foundation Plan, which will align with the six commitments found in VIU’s Strategic Plan, People, Place, Potential. You are invited to provide your thoughts on our draft Foundation Plan.  

What is a foundation plan anyways?  

A Foundation Plan is a document that informs the work of various departments at VIU. It is like a road map of what we want to accomplish over the next five years, with an outline of how we plan to get there. These are big ideas that the departments within Student Affairs will then use to guide their planning over the course of the Foundation Plan to support you as a VIU student in your academic and personal journey.  

Why should it matter to me?  

As a student, it’s important to have your say in the Student Affairs Foundation Plan. The Division of Student Affairs at VIU includes services that directly support students, including Accessibility Services, Assessment and Exam Services, Athletics and Recreation, the Centre for Experiential Learning (which includes internships and co-operative education opportunities in addition to student engagement), Counselling Services, the Health and Wellness Centre and Financial Aid and Awards, to highlight a few. As these services support many students’ experiences while studying at VIU, we want you to hear from you!  

How to participate

#1: Attend a conversation with the Associate Vice-President, Student Affairs, Irlanda Gonzalez Price:  

  • August 29, 2022 – 10 to 11 am via Zoom 
  • September 12, 2022 – 12 to 1 pm via Zoom  

#2: Email suggestions, comments, and thoughts to 

#3: Submit feedback via the Student Affairs Foundation Feedback form.   

#4: Provide input on Ethelo (an online engagement platform) in late August and early September to provide feedback on the goals, objectives and strategies. The Ethelo link will be available on the Student Affairs Foundation Plan site from August 29 to September 13. This is where you will be able to view the Student Affairs Foundation Plan in detail.  

#5: Come see the Student Affairs team at the Connect Fair Carnival on September 1  from 12-4 pm. We will be located at the Student Affairs table in parking lot G (by Building 320). 

Students who take part in the feedback process will have the opportunity to enter a draw for a $500 tuition credit! 

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