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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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Learn more about VIU supports, services and resources and connect with your peers at RockVIU 2022, which runs August 29 to September 2.

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VIU News

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Health professionals can prescribe access to VIU’s Milner Gardens through national program

VIU’s Milner Gardens & Woodland partnering with BC Parks Foundation on PaRx initiative to allow people free access to nature to benefit their health....

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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 Events

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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