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74% Domestic
14% International
12% Indigenous

Equals one amazing group of students

$3 million

Scholarships & bursaries for students in 2017-18

120+

A wide range of programs to fuel your passion

2,409

# of VIU students participating in 98 different outdoor rec activities, intramural leagues, fitness classes, and special events

96%

Students satisfied with education at VIU – BC Student Outcomes 2016
(Survey of Bachelor’s Degree students)

1936

VIU's history began with the establishment of a vocation training school in Nanaimo

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VIU News

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Automotive Building Facelift Driving Positive Changes for Students

Renovations part of federal and provincial governments’ investments in VIU

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VIU Receives $300,000 to Expand Reach of Queen Elizabeth Scholars Program

Scholars tackle issues facing coastal communities at home and abroad

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VIU Professor Awarded Prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship

Passion for teaching matched only by helping students discover their own path

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VIU Events

Feb
23

Equity and Equality: Working with Students with Disabilities

Equity and equality—is there a difference in the classroom? Join Disability Services and CIEL for a collaborative, educational session about ensuring that...

Feb
23

Geography Research Day

The students in GEOG 324: "Research Methods in Geography" will be presenting their research proposals; followed by four of our geography students presenting...

Feb
26

Colossal Pre-Inventory Sale

20% off all art supplies and an extra 10% off with an Art Card. 20% off all clothing and giftware. Special clearance items up to 75% off.

Feb
26

Student Digital Learning Experience: VIU Campus Input Session

Come Share Your Perspectives on Technologies for Learning: VIU Campus Input Sessions on the Student Digital Learning Experience! Digital technologies are an...

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Testimonial - Eric Friesen

Eric Friesen

All the professors in my department know me by name and have shown a genuine interest in not only teaching me, but helping me succeed. I would say that the teachers I’ve had have been more mentors than professors. It feels like everyone is there because they love science and it creates a wonderful atmosphere that makes good academic communication so incredibly easy. The professors taking a personal interest in the students, being approachable, and most importantly being passionate about biology has truly made me feel like my education matters to them.

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