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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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Rick Hansen Foundation Funds Accessibility Projects at VIU Campuses

Accessibility upgrades aim to make VIU buildings in Nanaimo and Duncan accessible for everyone.Power door openers, wayfinding signage, grab bars in washrooms...

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Researchers Developing "Game-Changing" Methods to Measure Contaminants

VIU acquiring first high-resolution mass spectrometry instrument of its kind in the central Vancouver Island region thanks to grants from the Canada Foundation...

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Researchers Developing a Better User Interface for Historical Archive

VIU researchers are mapping historical data contained in the Canadian Letters and Images Project and creating a sophisticated interface so scholars, students...

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VIU Events

Dec
04

Among Us Game Night

This is an open invitation to join an "Among Us" games night hosted by students, for students. To play: Join the Zoom meeting from your laptop/desktop and...

Dec
08

Education & Career Fairs Virtual Event

The Education...

Dec
08

Learning Circle for Indigenous Students

Indigenous students at VIU are invited to attend a Zoom learning circle - $50 honorarium provided. Come to share your story about the gifts, inconsistencies,...

Dec
09

Hot Drinks & Hot Topics

Join us for the third event in our series of monthly connection events. We connect virtually on Zoom on the 1st or 2nd Wednesday of each month. Our goal is to...

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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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