The Trust was established to explore opportunities related to:

Land Development & Property Management – in alignment with VIU’s 2009 Campus Master Plan and 2017 Campus Master Plan Update, the Trust intends to explore opportunities for development on lands identified as excess to academic use.

Businesses – the Trust intends to explore opportunities to establish businesses to support potential campus developments, and opportunities to partake in the local economy in ways that VIU is restricted from doing as a post-secondary institution and charitable organization.

Financial Products & Investments – the Trust intends to explore methods of financing its activities in both the short and longer terms, and is exploring financial tools which enable the regional community to invest in Trust initiatives.