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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.


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VIU News

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VIU’s Milner Gardens & Woodland Receives Provincial Support to Aid in Recovery from Pandemic

The public garden is one of 80 anchor attractions and tour bus operators in BC receiving funding.After a year and a half of drastically reduced visiting hours...

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VIU Media Highlights: June 19 - July 19, 2021

A round-up of VIU students and employees in the news. News StoriesTop Performing article for the last two weeks:Yahoo News: New Evidence of...

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Alum of the Month: Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun

Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, graduated with a degree in Liberal Studies and Philosophy from VIU in 2018 with dreams of following his father and other family...

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VIU Events

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04

Fundamentals of Forest - Harvesting Practices Virtual Info Session

The future of the coast forest sector is bright and career opportunities in forestry look promising. Working in the harvesting sector of the forestry industry...

Aug
16

Summer Warm-Ups (In-Person)

Join us in August to get warmed up to VIU before you get started! Become a Campus Pro as you start your new journey as a Vancouver Island University (VIU)...

Aug
16

Summer Warm-Ups (In-Person)

Join us in August to get warmed up to VIU before you get started! Become a Campus Pro as you start your new journey as a Vancouver Island University (VIU)...

Aug
17

Summer Warm-Ups (In-Person)

Join us in August to get warmed up to VIU before you get started! Become a Campus Pro as you start your new journey as a Vancouver Island University (VIU)...

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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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