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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 Library Takes Role in Preserving Regional History

Newspaper archives to be digitized at VIU Who are we without our stories? It is in sharing our stories – our history – that we build our connection to...

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VIU Mariner Hockey Player Earns International Attention

Criminology student Joshua Cook invited to Great Britain try-outs Sports are not just about the games we play. It’s about the meaningful friendships we build...

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VIU and MIBI Host Consuls General Visit

University and Mid Island Business Initiative participated in a regional familiarization tour for 14 international representatives on May 15 Students and...

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VIU Events

May
26

Sea Kayaking in Ladysmith

About Sea Kayaking in Ladysmith Exploring Ladysmith Harbour’s quiet little bay by kayak is a lovely way to spend some time, especially if this is your first...

May
28

Web Registration & Course Selection Sessions

Get hands-on help setting up your Fall and Spring timetables. Presented by the Registration Centre and Advising.

May
28

Health & Wellness Centre Open Later on Mondays

The Student Affairs Health & Wellness Centre is pleased to offer late afternoon appointments on Mondays starting January 15, 2018. In addition to the...

May
30

Incorporating Audio Assignments into the Classroom

Audio projects can offer a creative and alternative means of facilitating rapid learner engagement and enhancing the student experience. Join Robin Davies,...

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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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