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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.


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VIU News

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VIU Alum Helps Start Mobile Youth Outreach Team to Support Homeless Youth

Ruby Barclay, a Child and Youth Care alum and coordinator of the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre’s Youth Advisory Council, is part of an initiative that aims to...

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VIU Creates New Office of Community Partnerships

The office will act as a liaison between the community and university – connecting external partners and organizations to the skills, expertise and resources...

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Virtual Graduation Celebration 2020

Virtual event to take place on September 30, 2020First of all, I wanted to say a heartfelt congratulations to all of our Spring 2020 graduates. Graduating from...

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VIU Events

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Culture Kitchen

Culture Kitchen is a weekly Facebook Live cooking show hosted by VIU Intercultural Program Coordinator Simón Schachner on Tuesdays starting at 5 pm. Each week...

Jul
15

Coffee Chats

Join us every Wednesday at 10:00 AM with your favourite morning drink or snack for a casual chat with friends!

Jul
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Fun@VIU presents The Tandemn Challenge

This Summer, Fun@VIU is bringing to you a 6 week Tandem Challenge. This challenge will consist of teams of two competing against each other for fastest times...

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Culture Kitchen

Culture Kitchen is a weekly Facebook Live cooking show hosted by VIU Intercultural Program Coordinator Simón Schachner on Tuesdays starting at 5 pm. Each week...

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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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