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Vancouver IslandUniversity




Riipen is the world's leading work-based learning platform, helping educators enhance student engagement and employability outcomes with curriculum-integrated real industry projects from their network of 33K+ businesses & nonprofits.

The VIU Centre for Experiential Learning & Student Engagement has partnered with the REACH UP Program, powered by RIIPEN and designed to facilitate meaningful connections between our faculty and industry partners. 

The REACH UP Program, a collaboration between RIIPEN and RBC Future Launch, aims to provide high-impact, authentic work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for Canadian post-secondary students. You can view more about the project online:

How does the Riipen platform work?


Educators post courses to the marketplace to be matched with employer projects aligned with the desired course objectives and outcomes.


Educators engage actively and efficiently with industry partners and learners through our project management and communication tools to set project milestones and deliverables.


Projects are assigned to students to complete as part of their coursework – students work independently OR as a team on projects AND with flexibility on the hours required to complete.


Educators post or report their course pages for the next semester to connect their courses with new industry partners and projects.

Want to learn more?

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