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COVID-19 financial aid for students

Are you facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19? Check out this resource page for a list of supports and relief measures to help you get through this challenging time.

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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.


That’s the value of scholarships, awards and bursaries available to VIU students in 2019-20.


VIU News

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VIU Researcher Investigates Eco-Evolutionary Process of Bog Orchids

VIU Biology Professor Jasmine Janes has received a $28,000 Discovery Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to help her...

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VIU Appoints Dr. Judith Sayers as New Chancellor

Sayers is President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and a longtime Indigenous rights and sustainable development advocate.A prominent local Indigenous...

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VIU President Receives Indigenous Women in Leadership Award

Dr. Deborah Saucier, VIU President and Vice-Chancellor, is the 2020 recipient of this award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and TD...

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VIU Events

Aug
12

Coffee Chats

Join us every Wednesday at 10:00 AM with your favourite morning drink or snack for a casual chat with friends!

Aug
17

Online Orientation to VIU's Digital Learning Resources

The VIULearn Student Orientation webinar will briefly introduce the video conferencing tool VIUOnline Rooms (powered by Zoom). Participants will see where and...

Aug
18

Online Orientation to VIU’s Digital Learning Resources

The VIULearn Student Orientation webinar will briefly introduce the video conferencing tool VIUOnline Rooms (powered by Zoom). Participants will see where and...

Aug
18

Culture Kitchen

Culture Kitchen is a weekly Facebook Live cooking show hosted by VIU Intercultural Program Coordinator Simón Schachner on Tuesdays starting at 5 pm. Each week...

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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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