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Why study forestry at VIU?

VIU has evolved into a dynamic, internationally known university, with more than 16,000 students and offers a diverse selection of applied trades, technical diplomas and degree programs. This provides our students with an opportunity to explore a variety of program options. The Forestry programs at VIU ladder into several pathways for further education.

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Why BC?

BC is home to some of the most beautiful forests in the world—they are the backbone of our culture and heritage. At VIU we recognize forests for all their economic, social and environmental values. Through classroom lectures and discussion, hands-on laboratories, and outdoor activities and field trips our programs provide a balanced overview of forestry.

Benefits of studying Forestry at VIU include:

  • Instructors are Professional Foresters who have many years of experience practicing the profession
  • Outdoor labs are primarily conducted on the VIU Forest, located 10 minutes away
  • The program is accredited both provincially and nationally
  • Our Advisory Committee guides what we teach and is made up of professionals from government, industry, consulting, First Nations and academia - these are your potential employers
  • BC Work Futures rates the future prospects of Forest Technologists as 5 out of 5 stars!