The VIU Magazine is a bi-annual publication distributed to all of VIU’s campuses (Nanaimo, Parksville, Cowichan & Powell River), as well as other community organizations up and down the island. Our readership includes VIU alumni, donors, faculty, staff and students, as well as business and government officials, educators and news media. The majority of the audience (approximately 11,000 readers) is young professionals, between the ages of 25-35, who live and work on Vancouver Island. The magazine is also available online. Contact for more information.

VIU Magazine has a shelf life of six months and a maximum of five ads are allowed, giving our advertisers maximum exposure.

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Fall Issue

Full page



Booking:  June 1

Ad copy: June 20

Half-page horizontal



Double 1/2-page






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Spring Issue

Outside back



Booking: November 15

Ad copy: December 14

Inside front



Editorial Content


  • Inspirational stories on VIU alumni leaders who have distinguished themselves in their careers, in their service to society, or both.

Alumni in View

  • One-page profiles on alumni who are involved in unique and interesting work – either in their career or personal lives.

Home Stretch

  • Guest writers share their perspectives on a variety of topical subjects.

Campus News

  • Short articles on what’s happing around our campuses including information on research our faculty is involved in, special events, conferences and positive changes at the university.

Class Notes

  • Short updates on what VIU alumni have been up to since graduation, either in their work or personal lives.

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