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Win a $2,500 tuition prize!

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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Welcome Indigenous students

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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Trades and Applied Technology Virtual Expo

Join us on May 27 to learn more about the 16 different trade programs offered at VIU! This is a free online event to learn about courses, instructors and career paths.

Thurs, May 27 from 3-7pm, online

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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City Signs MOU with Vancouver Island University

On April 19, 2021, Nanaimo City Council and Vancouver Island University (VIU), announced the signing of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU")...

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Alum of the Month: Amy Pye

VIU Graphic Design alum Amy Pye is channelling her creativity into a new medium these days –children’s books. While she is still doing marketing design work...

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VIU Faculty Take Popular Extreme Science Show Online

Series of videos showcase daring and exciting physics and chemistry experiments to get youth interested in science.A show that has been getting kids excited...

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VIU Events

Apr
21

Community Mental Health Worker Information Session

This free information session will give you an overview of the content and expectations of the Community Mental Health Worker program. Participants will have...

Apr
21

Fundamentals of Forest - Harvesting Practices Virtual Info Session

The future of the coast forest sector is bright and career opportunities in forestry look promising. Working in the harvesting sector of the forestry industry...

Apr
21

Community Mental Health Worker Information Session

With an increasing demand for qualified mental health workers across the Island, you may want to consider our Community Mental Health Worker program. This...

Apr
23

President and Provost Awards Information Session

Are you planning to submit a nomination for the President’s Awards for Community Engagement or the Provost’s Awards for Scholarship, Research and Creative...

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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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