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

Change to tuition approach reflects VIU’s continued and active support for process of reconciliation

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VIU Student Researchers and Faculty Organize Annual BioBlitz Event

Community volunteers sought to survey flora and fauna

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VIU Engineering Students Test Skills In Design Competition

Public invited to vote for best project design

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VIU Events

Apr
23

ONLINE: 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
23

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
23

Student Success Coaching

Drop-in coaching is available to students on Mondays from 12:30 - 2:30 pm at Squ'apthut on the Nanaimo Campus. You have big dreams of achieving success at your...

Apr
23

Employee Information Session

On June 1, 2018, VIU will implement payroll changes to bring all employees into the same payment method system. The new method will follow industry best...

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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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