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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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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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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 welcomes new Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Education and Engagement

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has appointed Marcia Turner as Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Education and Engagement.In this role, Turner will...

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VIU ElderCollege offers both online and in-person courses for learners

Online learning opportunities for Vancouver Island University (VIU) ElderCollege students are here to stay.VIU ElderCollege offers learning opportunities for...

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VIU Events

Aug
18

Info Session - Indigenous Peoples in Trades Programs

Are you Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Metis) interested in a career in the Trades but don't know where to start?Attend this info session to learn about...

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....

Mar
09

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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