Welcome Indigenous students

Need help taking your next step? Elders, faculty and staff are here to support you – from getting ready for university studies through to graduation day.

Deadlines extended

There’s still time to apply to join us in September. Application deadlines have been extended for many programs.

Graduate programs

Looking to continue your learning with graduate studies? VIU offers a variety of graduate and post-degree programs.

VIU News

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Vancouver Island University welcomes new CFO and Vice-President, Finance and Administration

Emily Huner has joined Vancouver Island University (VIU) as CFO and Vice-President, Finance and Administration. In this key role, Huner leads a portfolio that...

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5 Questions with Melissa Huggan

Dr. Melissa Huggan, a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Math Professor, received the 2022 Kirkman Medal from the Institute of Combinatorics and its...

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VIU Foundation launches challenge to support students in need

Challenge aims to inspire a network of community support for students – and participants can win a day at the spa. Paying for university can be challenging....

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VIU Events


Pride Flag Raising Event

Join the VIU Positive Space Alliance with raising the Pride flag in observance of Pride month!


Show Your Pride

As part of Pride Month activities, VIU and the Positive Space Alliance invite all members of the VIU community to a picnic in the quad on June 7. Wear your...


Suddenly 50 , a play reading & fundraiser to tour to Shuswap Theatre

Join us for an intimate theatre evening in the lobby of VIU's Theatre Department to raise funds to cover travel, rehearsal & touring costs &...


Artful Resilience

Films, a collaborative hands-on art project, tree-planting demo, and a tour of VIU’s Garry Oak Restoration project are all part of this FREE collaborative...

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