Professional Development and Training


In Health and Human Services at Vancouver Island University we foster student success. We develop and maintain relevant, responsive, and stimulating learning opportunities that are community-based, globally and locally, and offered in a visionary, interprofessional environment that is conducive to learning and promotes health and wellness for all.


We believe that learning is a lifelong endeavour, and we can work together with individuals and communities to co-create a positive, relational environment that promotes a sense of belonging, personal and collaborative participation, a sense of community, and enhanced well-being. We believe our work should be based on clear communication and open dialogue, evidence-based practice and research, and on joy and passion.


  • Lifelong learning “as a way of being.”
  • Being part of the community.
  • Community partnerships.
  • Equity and Diversity.
  • Interprofessional teaching, learning, and practice.
  • A positive working, teaching, and learning environment.
  • The pursuit of new knowledge.
  • Community partnerships. Collegiality.
  • Collaboration. Innovation.
  • Learner-centredness.
  • Humanism.
  • We value quality of work life, recruitment of new and retention of current faculty, staff, and students.
  • We value “the tried and true” as well as the new.

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