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VIU Quick Facts

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


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VIU News

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Action required: VIU’s vaccine self-declaration program

As announced on August 27, VIU is introducing a vaccine self-declaration program for students and employees to support the wellness and mental health of...

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Alum of the Month: Sara Guzman

Sara Guzman has always been fascinated by tiny things you can’t see with the naked eye, from microbes to chemical reactions in cells. It’s the reason Guzman...

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VIU Professor Studies How Pandemic Affected Recreation Programming in the Yukon

Dr. Aggie Weighill is participating in a two-phase research project that aims to develop a more resilient, post-pandemic model of recreation delivery.How...

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VIU Events

Sep
20

IAS/Writing Centre Workshops for the Fall 2021 Semester

A list of IAS/Writing Centre Workshops for the Fall 2021 Semester

Sep
20

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on the Nanaimo Campus

Get vaccinated against COVID-19 right on campus, no appointment needed. A vaccine clinic is available in Building 255 (International Education), Room 170...

Sep
20

Live Showing: Phyllis Webstad's Truths

Learn from Phyllis Webstad, founder of Orange Shirt Day, as she and her family share truths of their Residential School experiences through the new book,...

Sep
21

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on the Nanaimo Campus

Get vaccinated against COVID-19 right on campus, no appointment needed. A vaccine clinic is available in Building 255 (International Education), Room 170...

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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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