Indigenous Students

VIU offers culturally appropriate supports to help Indigenous students feel connected and at home.

A future with more

Discover a future with more at Vancouver Island University. More opportunity. More connections. More expertise.

Graduate programs

Looking to continue your learning with graduate studies? VIU offers a variety of graduate and post-degree programs.

VIU News

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May 17 President's message to campus community

The last few weeks have been some of our campus community’s most challenging in recent memory. I want to thank all the members of the VIU community and beyond...

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Update to community May 10, 2024

Vancouver Island University welcomed students back to campus this week for the start of the Summer Semester. To support students, VIU’s buildings have returned...

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Statement about encampment on the VIU campus

May 7 update to community: Building access and invitation for dialogue The summer semester is now in full swing and we are experiencing some beautiful weather...

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VIU Events


Watermelon Seeds Festival of Literature

Watermelon Seeds Festival of Literature. Internationally acclaimed and award-winning novelists, poets, playwrights, and journalists read outside VIU Library....


Bake Sale

The Professional Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate Program students are emptying the freezers and having an end of year bake sale! Join them on May 28 – 29,...


Pride Flag Raising & Show Your Pride

Join the Positive Space Alliance in raising the pride flag at the Nanaimo Campus in recognition of Pride Month.


VIU Senate

Regular Senate meetings are open to the VIU community. Any inquires may be directed to

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