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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’s View Gallery presents Taryn Walker, Echoes From a Time Not Yet Here

The exhibit runs from February 16 to April 7. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) View Gallery is honoured to host an exhibition by Indigenous artist Taryn...

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VIU Media Highlights: February 3, 2023

VIU in the news this week 📃 The Spring Semester is ramping up at Vancouver Island University. Next week, the campus will be packed with events as part of...

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VIU lecture series kicks off with the story of the endangered Vancouver Island marmot

Science and Technology Community Lecture Series features seven presentations by VIU faculty. Scientists are sharing their insights on everything from the...

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VIU Events


The Future of Conserved Protected Areas in Canada

Are you interested in parks, conservation, lands protection, and ecosystem management? How much do you know about OECMs, IPCAs, and the "30% by 2030" target?...


Forced to Flee: Understanding Refugee Experiences

Join VIU WUSC (World University Service of Canada) for a simulation that takes participants on a journey through the difficult decisions that refugees...


Incorrigible: A Film about Velma Demerson

In 1939 Velma Demerson was jailed for falling in love with a Chinese man. Pregnant and without legal counsel, she was sentenced to one year in prison. 60 years...


Making a Career AND Making a Difference: NGO Employer Round Table

Representatives from local and national non-profit organizations will share their career advice and personal experiences about finding work and making a...

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