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We’re here to help you on your journey toward becoming a student. That's why we're giving away one $2,500 credit toward Fall 2021 tuition to a new, full-time domestic student. 

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Experience VIU 2021

You're invited to Experience VIU on January 16, 2021! This is a free open-house style event that you don't want to miss. Learn about the 120+ programs offered, campus life, & more!

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VIU Quick Facts

Choose a program that fits your passion and curiosity, and gets you ready for a rewarding career.


Join one amazing group of students from across Canada and around the world.


Investment in Nanaimo campus facilities serving students in health, science and trades programs.


Number of students calling VIU Student Housing ‘Home sweet home’.


Study abroad opportunities available to VIU students can take you all over the world.


That’s the value of scholarships, awards and bursaries available to VIU students in 2019-20.


VIU News

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Alum of the Month: Megan Yim

Dr. Megan Yim (Bachelor of Arts ’15, Major in Psychology) is passionate about helping people reach their full health potential. Yim, who went on to complete a...

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Grant Funds Prototype of Resilience Education Video Game

VIU Professor Dr. Leigh Blaney receives $10,000 grant to develop Firefighter Edge, a video game that could help firefighters cope with stress and anxiety...

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VIU Faculty Create Understanding Through Colloquium Lectures

People can attend the Colloquium Series lectures from the comfort of their own homes this spring and gain an appreciation of how important the arts and...

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VIU Events

Jan
15

Online Orientation to VIU’s Digital Learning Resources

The VIULearn Student Orientation webinar will briefly introduce the video conferencing tool VIUOnline Rooms (powered by Zoom). Participants will see where and...

Jan
16

Virtual Experience VIU

You’re invited to our LIVE virtual Experience VIU event Join us online to learn more about Vancouver Island University in this informative and fun open house-...

Jan
18

Great Sex and How to Have It!

Join us for this third and final sexual health and wellness session offered by Cowichan Valley Youth Services. In this session we will explore what makes sex...

Jan
18

Transfer Students Information Sessions

Are you studying at a college or university elsewhere and interested in transferring to VIU? Join Recruiters in this session to learn the ins and outs of the...

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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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