Health, Wellness and Fitness
VIU Gym - free access and Low-fee Fitness Activities
Campus Recreation Excursions - kayaking, cross country skiing and surfing
Close proximity to a running track, the Nanaimo Ice and Aquatic Centres and hiking trails through the Colliery Dam Park and Morrell Sanctuary
Hairdressing Department Discounted Prices on Salon Products and Services
Dental Assistant and Dental Hygiene Appointments for Students, Staff and the Community
Esthetics Program – Discounted Prices for Esthetics Services - Parksville Campus
Milner Gardens - Member benefits include free admission, discounted pricing for plants, gifts and concerts
Nail Technician Program – Discounted Prices on Nail Enhancements - Parksville Campus
Special Offer for VIU Golfers
Special offer for VIU Golfers
Food and Beverage
Two cafeterias offering a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner options
“Bring Your Own Mug” daily coffee discounts in the cafeterias
Dining Dollars Discounts: Open a Dining Dollar account in the Cafeteria (Building 300) with your VIU employee card and receive discounts every time you purchase.
Phone (250) 740-6136
Discovery Room Dining Room - Five star food at reasonable prices. Open for lunch and dinner.
Phone ( 250) 740-6338 for reservations
Student Union Pub
Java Hut, Subway and Tom's Tubes
Accommodation and Rentals
Western Student Housing - Summer Accommodation Discounts in the Student Residences, 10% off Summer Accommodation in the student residences for VIU employees. Book a room for friends or relatives. Ideal for family reunions or weddings.
Phone (250) 754-6338 to book
Meeting and Event Services - Inexpensive facilities rentals and event services. A “one-stop-shop” open to staff for personal events such as meetings, workshops, family gatherings, movie screenings, weddings, etc. We liaise with other VIU departments (i.e. Food Services and Student Residences) to coordinate the event for you.
Phone (250) 740-6633.
Education and Technology
Waiver of Tuition for University Employees
Information Technology Tutorials and Discounted Work at Home Software
Apple Computer Educational Offer/Discount – Educational discounts on software and Apple computers
Interest Free Computer Loan
Dell’s Member Purchase Program
7% discount on new Dell desktop computer, laptops and peripherals - Capitan login required
Library Equipment Loans
Professional Development – Teaching and Learning Centre - Education and Workplace Technology
Malaspina High School – Two Generations of Learning Scholarship - Recognizing the great support and facilities that the VIU Nanaimo Campus provides to Malaspina High School (MHS) students, MHS is offering a $2,000 scholarship for children entering Grade 10, 11 or 12 whose parents are VIU Nanaimo Campus employees. This scholarship creates a unique learning and working opportunity for 2 generations on the same campus! For more information please visit: http://www.viu.ca/highschool/canadian/scholarships.asp
Museum of Natural History
PROPASS - a permanent bus pass purchased by employees through payroll deductions. PROPASS is valid for travel throughout the Nanaimo Regional Transit System.
On-site Daycare Facility
Realty Support Project
Support Students when Buying or Selling Your Home
Printing and Duplicating - Inexpensive printing, full colour copies, laminating, binding, wide format posters and signs. Open to staff for personal printing needs Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4pm.
Phone (250) 740-6209
VIU Bookstore - Early Bird email notices of sales and promotions throughout the year, email notices for special book events
“Art Card” discounts. Purchase a Bookstore Art Card and receive 10% off purchases of art supplies.
McLotto - Payday Lotto
Onsite Plant Sales - VIU Horticulture Program
Theatre - VIU Productions and Community Productions
Automotive Shop Discounted Rates on Selected Services