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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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VIU Receives International Recognition for High Teaching Standards

Vancouver Island University is now recognized as a world leader in teaching excellence. At a special ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 18, UK-based...

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Alumni of the Month: Ebrahim Lababidi

After graduating from VIU in 2016 with a double major in History and Political Studies, Ebrahim Lababidi rushed home to Beirut, Lebanon, for a quick visit with...

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VIU Cowichan Fills Need for More Education Assistants

Campus partners with School District 79 to offer the Education Assistant and Community Support certificate program in Duncan From classrooms to community...

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VIU Events

Aug
15

Course Portfolios: What are They, and Why Make One?

Have you ever finished a course knowing exactly what you would keep and what you would change the next time, but when the course came around again, you had to...

Aug
15

Virtual Classes and Meetings: Introduction to VIU's Web Conferencing Platform - Zoom!

VIU has recently introduced a new web conferencing tool, Zoom, to support VIUOnline Rooms, a much improved system to facilitate virtual classes and meetings...

Aug
16

Get the Semester off to a Good Start: VIULearn Checklist

Do you need a quick refresher getting your VIULearn course ready for a new semester? Many of these “semester start” tasks only happen once a semester. We...

Aug
16

Teaching Across Campuses with Video-Conferencing: Pedagogy and Technology Tips and Techniques

VIU’s video conferencing tool is now able to integrate with our new VIUOnline Rooms (Zoom). This has broadened learning access for students because they can...

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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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