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VIU Quick Facts

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


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


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VIU News

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WorldVIU Days Showcases Culture in Series of Virtual Events

WHAT: 11th annual WorldVIU Days WHEN: Monday, November 2 – Friday, November 6, 2020 WHERE: Various virtual online events including Facebook live and...

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VIU and NIC Launch Work-Integrated Learning Hub

The new hub, which aims to create new, mutually beneficial opportunities for students and employers north of the Malahat, includes a partnership with Mitacs...

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Three VIU Mariner Alumni Take on New Role as Apprentice Coaches

The Mariners Athletics and Recreation department is proud to announce three former female student-athletes are joining the ranks of coaches for the 2020-...

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VIU Events

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It's Time for A Check Up!

Mental and emotional health are just as important as physical health, so let's get them checked!Join the VIU counsellors for a free, drop-in, virtual mental...

Oct
29

VIU's Learning Technologies Ask Me Anything

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is now offering weekly Ask Me Anything sessions. In these sessions, members from our technical team will...

Oct
29

Marking and Grading for Online Learning: A studio for VIU Faculty

How much work do you require students to do? How much grading and marking does that leave YOU to do? This event asks participants to look at assessment...

Oct
29

Handling Stress in the Moment

The purpose of this workshop is to learn about your brain and how to better regulate yourself when you find yourself in stressful and difficult situations. 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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