BCAIU institutions share a common value in working together, optimising relationships with other education institutions and organizations, with business and industry, and local communities. By bringing together contributions of government, business groups, and industry leaders, and responding to the needs of their communities, BCAIU institutions are catalysts for prosperity.

Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a dynamic university supporting a student population in excess of 19,000 full-and part-time learners, and employing over 2,000 faculty and staff. The university provides an enriched and intellectually stimulating environment for students, offering programs from basic literacy to vocational trades, undergraduate and graduate degrees. At VIU we encourage students to explore their potential, discover more about their world and excel in both life and learning.

University of the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) enrolls more than 14,000 students per year and has campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Mission, regional centres in Hope and Agassiz, and a satellite campus in Chandigarh, India. UFV is currently developing a beautiful new 85-acre campus in the Canada Education Park along the historic Vedder River in Chilliwack. UFV is committed to excellence in post-secondary education through programs that serve the diverse needs of the Fraser Valley region, making the university accessible … Continued


NVIT is BC’s Aboriginal Public Post-Secondary Institute. The institution delivers programs on campus in Merritt and Vancouver, and in approximately 20 other locations across BC each year. Its students typically represent 2/3 of the province’s 203 First Nations communities.

Justice Institute of British Columbia

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is a world leader in justice and public safety education and research, providing a range of applied and academic programs (certificates, diplomas, and degrees) for those who make communities safe. The JIBC has pioneered the use of simulation technology, introduced new professional programs and pursued applied research in community safety and social justice, all contributing to its position as Canada’s leading public safety educator.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is a public university providing accessible, post-secondary education to the people of the Fraser region and British Columbia. We are a leader in integrating quality academic and applied programs – which put our students on active pathways to successful careers and successful lives. We are continually working to serve the needs of the community across our four distinct campuses, and to strengthen industry with graduates who are prepared to lead and innovate.

Emily Carr University of Art & Design

Established in 1925, Emily Carr University of Art + Design is one of Canada’s premier, post-secondary universities specializing in undergraduate and graduate art and design education and research. Our mission is to be a learning community devoted to excellence and innovation in visual arts, media arts, and design.


BCIT is integral to the economic, social and environmental prosperity of British Columbia. We deliver programs that provide real-life, contextual instruction that prepares students to be productive on the first day of employment and soon sets them apart as leaders in the workplace.

Capilano University

Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to- Sky corridor. The University offers more than 100 programs, including 12 bachelor’s degrees, in areas as diverse as film and animation, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University enrols approximately 11,600 students each year, 8,300 in for-credit programs and 3,300 in non-credit courses. Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of … Continued

Yukon College

Yukon College provides education and training through 13 campuses. As a winner of the Colleges and Institutes Canada Gold Indigenous Education Excellence award, and acknowledged in 2016 as #1 in Canada for research intensity amongst Canadian colleges and 4th for research partnerships, Yukon College has developed its name and expertise in programming and research for the North. The college’s three main areas of programming growth include: climate change; Indigenous self-government and self-determination, and resource development. In addition to the over … Continued