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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.


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VIU News

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VIU Community Planning Students Host National Conference in November

PLACE21 is free to attend and features student and industry presenters from across the country. Vancouver Island University (VIU) will play host to a...

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VIU Researcher Investigating Impact of Plastic Pollution on Deep-Sea Organisms

Chemistry professor Dr. Heather Wiebe is pursuing her research with the help of a $120,000 NSERC Discovery Grant.Plastic pollution is reaching the deepest...

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Media Highlights: September 20 - October 4, 2021

A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.Please note that this issue of the media highlights includes links to stories that may be upsetting or...

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VIU Events

Oct
20

Fair Employment Week: Monday, October 18th--Friday, October 22nd

Fair Employment Week--Monday the 18th until Friday the 22nd--is almost here. VIU faculty, staff, and students can participate in the following two activities...

Oct
20

The View Gallery Presents Rande Cook

The View Gallery is thrilled to present an exhibition of new works from Kwakwaka’wakw multimedia artist Rande Cook. The exhibition will run from...

Oct
20

SAS Culture Night

Join Services for Aboriginal Students for an in-person Culture Night featuring Khowutzun Tzinqwa singers and dancers and pizza!Wednesday, October 20th from 6-8...

Oct
21

Fair Employment Week: Monday, October 18th--Friday, October 22nd

Fair Employment Week--Monday the 18th until Friday the 22nd--is almost here. VIU faculty, staff, and students can participate in the following two activities...

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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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