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Current students -- you could be eligible for scholarships, bursaries and awards! This year, $3 million in awards is available to VIU students. Take a few minutes to complete an application.

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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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Lunch Series Feeds Curious Minds Looking to Satisfy Appetites for Knowledge

VIU Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office’s fall lunch and learn series fosters supportive environment to present and discuss ideas.Lunch can be a...

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Windsor Plywood Foundation Gift Transforms VIU's Nanaimo Campus

In recognition of a leadership gift in support of students, the Trades Discovery Centre now bears the Windsor Plywood name.The foundation for successful...

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Women of STEM

The white lab coat and plastic eye protection glasses may not have changed in the past two or three decades, but who is wearing them has. The number of women...

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VIU Events

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Performance Planning

Facilitator: Geoff Hackett Athlete’s are most likely to perform at a high level when things are going well. But how do you perform when problems arise? It...

Sep
19

Movies for Mental Health

Join us for FREE lunch, short films and discussion around mental health. Learn more about resources at VIU and in the Community.

Sep
19

Movies for Mental Health at VIU

Movies for Mental Health, (M4MH) is a 2-hour workshop that includes an interactive viewing and response to several short juried films on various mental health...

Sep
19

VIU Faculty Studio: Making Your Lectures Consequential for Students

Many of us, when we teach, engage in some form of “lecture” or “presentation,” even if we adhere overall to an active learning strategy. Student response to a...

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Eric Friesen, a Bachelor of Science degree student, on a field trip

Eric Friesen

“All the professors in my department know me by name and have shown a genuine interest in not only teaching me, but helping me succeed. I would say that the teachers I’ve had have been more mentors than professors. It feels like everyone is there because they love science and it creates a wonderful atmosphere that makes good academic communication so incredibly easy. The professors taking a personal interest in the students, being approachable, and most importantly being passionate about biology has truly made me feel like my education matters to them.”


Bachelor of Science, Biology


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