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It’s not too late to apply to many programs starting this fall. Application deadlines for some programs have been extended.

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Welcome Indigenous students

Need help taking your next step? Elders, faculty and staff are here to support you – from getting ready for university studies through to graduation day.

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COVID-19 financial aid for students

Are you facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19? Check out this resource page for a list of supports and relief measures to help you get through this challenging time.

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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.


That’s the value of scholarships, awards and bursaries available to VIU students in 2019-20.


VIU News

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VIU's Colloquium Series Lectures Live Streaming this Fall

Annual lecture series delves into a variety of topics including respectful relations between humans and plants, understanding women’s pain and examining London...

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Alum of the Month: Ariana White

After graduating from the Culinary Management diploma program at VIU in 2012, Ariana White, who has been cooking her whole life, decided to take her career in...

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Information on Scholar Strike Canada, September 9 and 10

A message from VIU Provost and Vice-President Academic Dr. Carol Stuart, regarding Scholar Strike Canada On September 9 and 10, 2020, a group of...

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VIU Events

Sep
22

All Nations Feast - Day 2

The VIU All Nations Feast is an annual event which welcomes students and honours the four Nations of Vancouver Island: the Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw, Nuu...

Sep
22

VIUOnline Rooms (Zoom) Refresher

This session focuses on supporting your learners using VIUOnline Rooms. We will review, share, and discuss the various ways which you are using the tool and...

Sep
22

Online Orientation to VIU’s Digital Learning Resources

The VIULearn Student Orientation webinar will briefly introduce the video conferencing tool VIUOnline Rooms (powered by Zoom). Participants will see where and...

Sep
23

Online Orientation to VIU’s Digital Learning Resources

The VIULearn Student Orientation webinar will briefly introduce the video conferencing tool VIUOnline Rooms (powered by Zoom). Participants will see where and...

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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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