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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.

Need help with housing?

Talk to VIU’s Off-Campus Housing Coordinator about finding a place to live, tenancy issues and support, and much more.

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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VIU experts appear live on CBC Nanaimo broadcast

Several shows were broadcasting from Serious Coffee on Hammond Bay Road The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation launched its permanent bureau in Nanaimo on...

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VIU professor explores Bach’s Chaconne for Solo Violin during first spring Colloquium lecture

The series kicks off on February 10 with a presentation by Nanaimo violinist and composer James Mark. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts and Humanities...

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Creating the next generation of treatments for substance abuse disorders

VIU Psychology alum Dr. Travis Baker receives $2.5-million grant for research Little did Dr. Travis Baker know when he first came to Vancouver Island...

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VIU Events


Faculty of Social Sciences Winter Wrap Up

Help our unhoused neighbours stay warm & enjoy a free hot cocoa on January 31, National Hot Cocoa Day


Language in the Library

Learn to speak introductory Hul'q'umi'num' with VIU Elder Jane Alcorn! Sessions meet on Tuesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 pm in the Madrona Room (Rm. 332) found in...


Psychological First Aid Workshop

Psychological First Aid one-day training is intended to equip both lay people and professional caregivers to become ready, willing, and able to provide...


Dufflebag Theatre - Peter Pan

Wendy Darling is sad to learn that she’s growing too old to stay in the nursery any longer, and must move to the adult wing of the house. But when an...

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