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It’s not too late to apply to many programs starting this fall. Application deadlines for some programs have been extended.

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Welcome Indigenous students

Need help taking your next step? Elders, faculty and staff are here to support you – from getting ready for university studies through to graduation day.

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COVID-19 financial aid for students

Are you facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19? Check out this resource page for a list of supports and relief measures to help you get through this challenging time.

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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.


That’s the value of scholarships, awards and bursaries available to VIU students in 2019-20.


VIU News

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VIU Exceeds Fundraising Goal for Imagine VIU Campaign

The campaign raised $7.3 million to complete three new buildings on campus, create new scholarships, awards and bursaries, and acquire cutting-edge equipment....

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VIU's Colloquium Series Lectures Live Streaming this Fall

Annual lecture series delves into a variety of topics including respectful relations between humans and plants, understanding women’s pain and examining London...

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Alum of the Month: Ariana White

After graduating from the Culinary Management diploma program at VIU in 2012, Ariana White, who has been cooking her whole life, decided to take her career in...

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VIU Events

Sep
27

Sea Kayaking

This one-day session is designed as an introduction to sea kayaking. Over the course of the day students learn basic sea kayaking techniques. Students learn...

Sep
28

Intramurals 3 on 3 Volleyball Monday Nights

This league is one of our most popular. We use a ladder league format so each week your team will move up or down according to how you did the previous week....

Oct
01

Senate

The Senate is the academic governing body of Vancouver Island University. Senate is constituted under the University Act and is chaired by President and Vice-...

Oct
01

Quite Trash-talking and Create Opportunity Instead

Pay attention to how you speak to yourself. Pivot from judge to learner and free yourself from self-defeating beliefs, self-talk and behaviours. Once...

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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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