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Vancouver Island Leadership Conference

What is VILC

The Vancouver Island Leadership Conference (VILC) hosts post-secondary students across British Columbia for an event of keynotes and strength-building workshops to inspire future leaders. This year’s conference will feature a series of community action projects that allow participants to engage with communities and non-profits on a local, national and global level.

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The 2021 Conference

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Local Outreach

This section of the conference will be aimed at sparking inspiration in the eyes of students and other young leaders in how to invoke positive change in their local communities. 

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National

The Vancouver Island Leadership Conference will be partnering with national organizations to share their journeys in how they have ignited change in Canada.

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Global

The Vancouver Island Leadership Conference will be partnering with global organizations to share their journeys in how they have ignited change across the globe.

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The Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning aims to provide delegates with the opportunity to exercise co-curricular learning within the community. In the VILC 2021 conference, we have introduced two new components to the conference: Community Action Projects and Leadership Workbook, with a tuition award.

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Watch our 2019 VILC same-day-edit recap video!

 

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Past Conferences

10th Annual VILC (2018)

Presented by Sim’s Real Estate Group

The 10th annual VILC’s theme is “Empower the Everyday.” The VILC Organizing Team highlights the themes meaning to the idea that individuals and teams can do when they work with positivity, thoughtfulness, collaboration and towards a common goal. You can empower the everyday. The conference will provide students with the opportunity to participate in skills-based workshops, interact with keynote speakers (including Facebook), and network with various local business professionals. With the use of these mechanisms, we believe that students will gain graduate attributes such as collaboration, active learning, integrative learning, and foundations for lifelong learning.

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11th Annual VILC (2019)

Presented by Sim’s Real Estate Group

The 11th annual VILC’s theme Explore - Discover - Inspire. The notion of Explore - Discover - Inspire relates to the idea of young leaders' ability to be self-reflective and to define what leadership means in respect to each individual in applying the importance of these concepts to their endeavours. The focus was to help conference participants to discover and develop leadership skills through experiencing different activities, meeting other like-minded individuals, participating in skill-based workshop excursions that send them out to various community businesses in diverse fields whilst networking with various local business professionals.

12th Annual VILC (2020)

Presented by Panago Pizza

The 12th Annual Vancouver Island Leadership conference’s theme Brilliant Minds, Resilient Leaders. The notion of Resilient Minds, Brilliant Leaders relates to leadership from a youth resiliency and support to mental health perspective. This virtual conference ran for the month of June with each week focusing on different subtopics that included a virtual Yoga session and a keynote from Charlene Bearhead an Indigenous Education advocate who works closely with the Moose Hide Campaign.

2020

Student Leaders

Nate Priest

Nate Priest

Co-Chair

Hello everyone, my name is Nate Priest and I am this year’s Co-Chair for the Vancouver Island Leadership Conference. I have grown up on Vancouver Island and am fortunate to call it my home. I am in my final year of my Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in both Marketing and Management.

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Amber Lease

Amber Lease

Co-Chair

Hi everyone, my name is Amber Lease and I am this year’s Co-Chair for the Vancouver Island Leadership Conference. I am originally from Klamath Falls, Oregon, but have been living on Vancouver Island since I started University; I have fallen in love with the Island and the beautiful people on it.

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VILC

For more information, please visit us at vilc.ca or email us at vilc@viu.ca.