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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.

Join us for your studies

Summer Sessions

Take advantage of summer sessions and earn credits in as little as seven weeks. Summer session courses can help to complement or supplement your fall or spring semester at VIU.

The summer timetable is now live!

Applications are still open

Many programs are still accepting applications! Our recruitment team is here if you have any questions about applying.

Programs accepting applications

VIU News

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Alum of the Month: Kholoud Madi

A desire to contribute to the community in a meaningful way and make a difference in the lives of local children motivated Kholoud Madi, a VIU Early...

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5 Questions with Chris Burnley

VIU Accounting Professor Chris Burnley says there’s a certain perspective that comes from “teaching hundreds of accounting classes and seminars.”And it’s this...

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Afternoon classes cancelled at VIU Nanaimo campus

A power outage is affecting most buildings on the Nanaimo campus due to the current windstorm. BC Hydro is investigating, and there is no estimated time for a...

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VIU Events

May
31

ECE-WIL (work-integrated learning) Certificate - INFO SESSION

VIU is offering a unique Early Childhood Education (ECE) work-integrated learning (ECE-WIL) opportunity for working Early Childhood Educator Assistants (ECE-As...

Jun
02

Senate

The Senate is the academic governing body of Vancouver Island University. Senate is constituted under the University Act and is chaired by President and Vice-...

Jun
28

Activity Assistant Information Session

Are you a trained Health Care Assistant that enjoys engaging with seniors in meaningful activities? Come join us to learn more about our Activity Assistant...

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Cassandra Twiname, a VIU Bachelor of Science degree student, on a field trip

Cassandra Twiname

“Being from a small town in Northern B.C., coming to VIU was an easy adjustment with its welcoming atmosphere, small class sizes, approachable professors, and beautiful forested campus. The biology program is challenging but has an amazing faculty who have inspired my love for biology and have been there to help me throughout my academic career.”


Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Biology and Psychology 


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