The United Services Institute of Vancouver Island was founded in 1927 and granted the Royal prefix by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1972. Today The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, is the Institute’s Honorary Patron.
Each quarter RUSI-VI publishes a newsletter to its members containing short articles relating to national security and national defense activities.
In the About RUSI-VI section of this website you will find more information about this organization, specifically information on the following:
RUSI-VI members have written opinion articles on a wide variety of defence related topics.
RUSI-VI has partnered with the History Department of the University of Victoria to assist with coming up with subjects and veterans for interviewing. Read more about this project on the Veterans’ Oral History pages.
On the second Wednesday of the months of September to November and January to May, RUSI-VI holds a luncheon featuring a guest speaker in the 5th Field Regiment Officers’ Mess at the Bay Street Armoury. Please see the Events Page for the current schedule of speakers.