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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.


500+

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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VIU Researcher Exploring Changing Attitudes Towards Childbirth

Project focuses on “natural” and medicalized childbirth in mid-to-late 20th century Canada.Building on a decade of work on the histories of women's health...

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VIU Media Highlights: November 15-29, 2021

A roundup of VIU students and employees in the news.Top-performing Broadcast StoryVIU alumnus Wawmeesh Hamilton was the featured guest on the November 23...

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VIU Professor Researching Work-Life Balance of Employed Parents During Pandemic

The goal is to identify why some working parents are reporting lower levels of stress than others.Vancouver Island University (VIU) Professor Dr. Laura Gover...

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VIU Events

Dec
08

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Foundation Plan

Over the past four years, VIU has realized exciting new opportunities in scholarship, research, and creative activity (SRCA). Our activity has been guided by...

Dec
08

SAS Movie Night

Join SAS for Movie Night!Vaccine passport and ID must be presented at the time of the event.Attendees must register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite....

Dec
08

Fundamentals of Forest Harvesting Practices - Information Session

Please join us for our upcoming Fundamentals of Forest Harvesting Practices information session.About the ProgramTuition and and accommodation are fully...

Dec
09

Round Drum Initiation/Christmas Feast

Round Drum Initiation/Christmas Feast!Thursday, December 9th at Shq'apthut.Two times available: 11 am to 12 pm or 12:30 to 1:30 pmAll attendees must register...

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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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