McDermott + Bull has been engaged to lead the search for Vancouver Island University’s Vice-President, Finance and Administration. This search will be led by McDermott + Bull Principal Alex Verdecchia and Research Associate Alina Ivanets.

Vancouver Island University acknowledges and thanks the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Snaw-Naw-As, and Tla’amin Peoples, whose traditional lands they teach, learn, research, live and share knowledge.

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island and the coastal British Columbia shoreline, Vancouver Island University (VIU) plays a vital role in the educational, cultural, and economic life of the area. With its main campus in Nanaimo and regional campuses in Duncan, Powell River, and Parksville, VIU enriches its growing student body and faculty by connecting coastal beauty and a culture of community with a high-quality education.

Continuing their commitment to student success, community engagement, and scholarship, Vancouver Island University seeks a new Vice-President, Finance and Administration to lead the university through its next phase of development. With their newly enacted strategic plan, “People, Place, Potential”, two capital construction projects underway and plans for two more, this is an exciting time to join a growing university dedicated to helping learners and their communities embrace their potential.

Reporting to the President, the Vice-President, Finance and Administration is responsible for providing strategic and innovative leadership to a broad portfolio including finance, facilities, ancillary services, and information technology. As a member of the senior executive team, you will work in collaboration with academic leaders, senior administrators and staff, and other key stakeholders to realize the University’s Academic Plan and forge VIU’s promising future.

To submit your CV and letter of introduction for consideration, in confidence, please go to For more information, please contact Alina Ivanets at or Alex Verdecchia at in McDermott + Bull’s Vancouver office.