Meet Our Mascot

Hello, my name is Willau and welcome to BC!

Willau [WILL-oh]  is my name and I’m an orca who goes to school in British Columbia (BC) and I love it here! Some of my favourite things about BC include the beautiful scenery, friendly people and delicious food. People in BC are welcoming and I have made many friends here. My friends and I joined my school’s water polo team together.

When I am not studying at school or playing sports, I am travelling far and wide. I love going to new places and learning new things outside the classroom.

Sometimes my friends will travel with me and we will try all the different types of cuisines that BC offers. This is one of my favourite activities because I love to eat and I am always hungry! I know you will enjoy studying in BC as much as I do!

I can’t wait to welcome you to BC!


Thank you to our Study in BC followers for helping us name our orca mascot!

We received many great submissions and we’re delighted with the name chosen by you!

Round 1 finalists:

Round 1 of the mascot naming contest will consist of everyone submitting their best name ideas. In the event that multiple people submit the same name that is picked, a random draw will be performed to choose the individual who will win the Round 1 prize.

  • Bubbles – Submitted by Lexi L.
  • Finn – Submitted by Susan P.
  • Willau – Submitted by Sammy Y.

Round 2 winner:

Voters of the winning name will be submitted into a random draw to choose the individual who will win the Round 2 prize.

  • John B.

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