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VIU Quick Facts

Choose a program that fits your passion and curiosity, and gets you ready for a rewarding career.


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Investment in Nanaimo campus facilities serving students in health, science and trades programs.


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VIU News

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Alum of the Month: Tyson Whitney

Graduating in the midst of a recession, Tyson Whitney (Bachelor of Arts, Major in Creative Writing and Journalism ’08) worked a variety of jobs that didn’t...

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VIU Media Highlights: February 1-15, 2021

A bi-weekly roundup of VIU in the News. NEWS STORIESTop Performing article for the last two weeks: Our VIU News Release: Scholarly Article Sheds...

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VIU's Campuses and Facilities OPEN on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Monday, February 15, 2021, 6 pm update: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Powell River campus,...

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VIU Events

Feb
26

World VIU Points with Pamela Duynstee and Dr. Kajsa Åberg

"The Transformative Power of a Sustainable Tourism Framework: Global Sustainable Tourism Council in Canada and Sweden" As increasing numbers of entrepreneurs...

Mar
01

Boost Our Oral English Weekly Group

Learn tips for improving your spoken English fluency and accuracy in a fun group environment. Drop in -- come to as many sessions as you wish, no registration...

Mar
02

Good Geoscience in Dire Places: Searching for Water in Humanitarian Crises

Tuesday March 2, 2021 at 2.30 pm Paul Bauman (2020-21 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer) is giving a talk in the GEOL 312 class and and has graciously agreed to...

Mar
03

Virtual Career Services Interview Preparation Strategies Webinar

Learn some tried and tested tips for getting interview ready. Discover and practice flexible and effective strategies to maximize your interview preparation...

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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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