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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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Engaged Citizens Speakers Series

Join us at our free virtual talk “Re-imagining a New Way Forward with Intention” with Sheila Watt-Cloutier Siila on February 8 at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, February 8 at 6:30 pm

Mature students webinar

Join us online to hear our Recruitment team answer questions about joining VIU as a mature student.

Mar 10, 2022, 6 pm

VIU Quick Facts

120+ Programs

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

14,500 Student Population

Join one amazing group of students from across Canada and around the world.

$60 Million

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


Number of students calling VIU Student Housing ‘Home sweet home’.

25+ Countries

Study abroad opportunities available to VIU students can take you all over the world.

$3.5 Million

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

VIU News

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Indigenous Environmental Advocate Addresses Climate Crisis as a Human Rights Issue

WHAT: VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker Series featuring Sheila Watt-CloutierWHEN: February 8, 6:30 to 8 pmWHERE: Online – Zoom WebinarClimate...

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Alum of the Month: Katelyn Horsley

Pursuing a graduate science degree with an undergraduate degree in the arts is the non-traditional path that psychology alum Katelyn Horsley is on. After...

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Figuratively Speaking: A Journey Through Movement

Vancouver Island University’s the View Gallery is excited to present an exhibition of painting and sculpture reflecting the themes of both figural work and...

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VIU Events


PACWEST Volleyball: VIU Mariners vs Capilano Blues

Enjoy elite PACWEST volleyball at VIU! The VIU Mariners women's and men's varsity teams return to their home court for matchups with the Capilano Blues (North...


Salish Sea Salmon: Resilience In a Changing Climate

VIU ElderCollege Saturday Speaker Series presents a discussion on the health and future of Salish Sea salmon populations and PSF’s Freshwater and Marine...


PACWEST Volleyball: VIU Mariners vs Capilano Blues

Enjoy top-notch PACWEST varsity volleyball at VIU as the VIU Mariners and Capilano Blues women's and men's squads finish off a weekend set at the VIU Gym.How...


Figuratively Speaking Virtual Opening Reception

VIU's the View Gallery is excited to present an exhibition of painting and sculpture reflecting the themes of both figural work and movement. Through the...

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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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