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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.

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Convocation info

Convocation is fast approaching! It takes place June 23 and 24 in the Nanaimo campus gymnasium. Got questions? Visit our convocation website.

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Applications are still open

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

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VIU News

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VIU hosts summer camps for Indigenous students

The camps are organized by the ‘su’luqw’a’ Community Cousins Indigenous mentorship program.A pair of free summer camps that aim to make the transition to...

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Paper Excellence and Vancouver Island University create Indigenous Success Fund

Paper Excellence has partnered with Vancouver Island University (VIU) to create the Paper Excellence Indigenous Success Fund.The new scholarship fund is...

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VIU welcomes new Provost and Vice-President Academic

Dr. Michael Quinn takes on critical leadership role with Vancouver Island UniversityVancouver Island University (VIU) has appointed Dr. Michael (Mike) Quinn...

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VIU Events

Jul
05

Nanaimo Landlords! Meet VIU Housing, Landlord BC & Places4Students

Join us on Tuesday, 5th July to find out more about:- Landlord BC's advocacy and resources supporting your success renting to students - VIU Housing's student...

Jul
13

Info Session - Indigenous Peoples in Trades Programs

Are you Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Metis) interested in a career in the Trades but don't know where to start?Attend this info session to learn about...

Jul
20

Info Session - Indigenous Peoples in Trades Programs

Are you Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Metis) interested in a career in the Trades but don't know where to start?Attend this info session to learn about...

Jul
27

Info Session - Indigenous Peoples in Trades Programs

Are you Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Metis) interested in a career in the Trades but don't know where to start?Attend this info session to learn about...

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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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