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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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Snuneymuxw First Nation Member Returns Home to Teach at VIU

Collette Jones, now part of VIU’s Department of Studies in Women and Gender, happy to be teaching in her own territory For Snuneymuxw First Nation member...

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VIU to Recognize Indigenous Peoples with Ancestral Lands In Canada as Domestic Students

VIU’s Board of Governors has made a decisive move to approve a new tuition approach that expresses full respect and recognition of Indigenous citizenship and...

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VIU Student Researchers and Faculty Organize Annual BioBlitz Event

Community volunteers sought to survey flora and fauna  Community members have the opportunity to contribute to biodiversity research during the third...

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VIU Events

Apr
26

Archipelago: Visual Arts Grad Show 2018

LORRI CLARK | MAUREEN HILL | MARY ANNE MOLCAN | AMBER MORRISON | CIRO DI RUOCCO | JIANG SHUXIN | GEORGINA WOOD ar·chi·pel·a·go 1. a group of islands. ○ a sea...

Apr
26

Information Session: New VIULearn Course Retention Process: Deletion of Courses from 2012 – 2015

VIU has been using VIULearn (D2L's Brightspace learning environment) since 2012 and we have a lot of courses, content and student data on our platform. It is...

Apr
26

Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate Program Info Session

Consider a career operating heavy equipment like backhoes, dozers, excavators, graders and dump trucks. Vancouver Island University’s Heavy Equipment Operator...

Apr
27

Hands-On Exporting Course Session: New VIULearn Course Retention Process: Deletion of Courses from 2012 – 2015

VIU has been using VIULearn (D2L's Brightspace learning environment) since 2012 and we have a lot of courses, content and student data on our platform. It is...

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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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