VIU Business Plan Competition

About the VIU Business Plan Competition:

Do you have a great idea for a business? The Vancouver Island University Business Plan Competition (VIUBPC) is your chance to compete for a chance to win cash prizes and valuable support to launch your business. Plus, you will learn how to write a great business plan- a valuable skill that can make your dreams a reality. The competition will have two categories; (1) Currently Enrolled students and (2) Alumni who have successfully completed a minimum of 16 credits.  Although there are different stages to developing a solid business plan, all you really need is a creative idea for a self-sustaining business.

Your business idea can be about anything- the competition is open to ideas in all aspects of business such as hospitality, technology, tourism, social enterprise, etc. Developing a business plan involves everything necessary to launch your idea to the market; from the first steps you will need to take to develop your idea, through to a plan to take your business through its first year.

Eligible entrants must be a current student or have completed 16 credits at VIU. Businesses ideas must be pre-revenue ventures or operating less than one year from your first sale.

Need some help to get started? Throughout the 2015 competition (October to November), we will be providing mentorship, opportunities to get support and feedback, and the chance to meet different kinds of entrepreneurs, coaches, mentors, and community leaders.

This year, the winning business plans will compete to win cash prizes and professional development packages!

More information available here.

Mitacs Student Awards

Mitacs has announced the following competitive student research awards:
1)       for Canadian senior undergraduate and graduate students to work at foreign universities in India, France and Tunisia (see below).  All programs require a Canadian (home) and an international (host) academic supervisors. 
2)      for French graduate students to work in Canada.
Please see details here.


BC Archaeology Forum 2014 – UPDATE

2014 BC Archaeology Forum Website and CFP

UPDATE: September 14, 2014


The BC Archaeology Forum 2014 website is up and running:

If you are interested in presenting at the 2014 Forum, be sure to check out the Call for Presenters page:

Please note, the deadline for presenters to sign up (not register) is September 30th.

Forum registration should be open this week (circa Sept. 17th), accessible here:

The deadline for registration is October 10th.


See you in Nanaimo!