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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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New student orientation

Learn more about VIU supports, services and resources and connect with your peers at RockVIU 2022, which runs August 29 to September 2.

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VIU News

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VIU researchers measure methane at Alberni Valley Landfill

Student researchers gain valuable hands-on experiences while helping to fight climate change.Methane is more potent than carbon dioxide and reducing or...

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5 Questions with Joy Gugeler

Joy Gugeler teaches Creative Writing, Journalism and Media Studies courses at Vancouver Island University (VIU). This summer, Gugeler was nominated for...

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New initiative helps people gain admission into VIU programs

Students seeking pre-requisites for post-secondary programs that train them for specific, high-demand careers will now have unique supports.A new program for...

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VIU Events

Aug
25

New Employee Orientation to Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity (SRCA)

Are you interested in pursuing scholarship, research or creative activity (SRCA) in your new role at VIU? The purpose of the New Employee Orientation to SRCA...

Sep
15

Suddenly 50

A one woman show, by Nicolle Nattrass, exploring the rite of passage into 50. This is a fundraiser for Nanaimo Women Helping Women.

Nov
03

Child and Youth Care Information Sessions

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families?Turn your passions and dreams into a reality and a rewarding career....

Jan
26

Child and Youth Care Information Sessions

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families?Turn your passions and dreams into a reality and a rewarding career....

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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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