Indigenous Students

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

A future with more

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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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VIU’s tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus invites public input on future of post-secondary training in region

Residents can have their say through a survey and in-person session. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus is planning for the future...

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New research centre focuses on quality of life improvements for people affected by trauma and mental health issues

The Centre for Trauma and Mental Health Research aims to address impacts of trauma, brain injury and mental health challenges. Improving quality of life for...

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Alum of the Month: Melissa Ayling

One assignment changed the trajectory of Anthropology alum Melissa Ayling’s life. The paper she wrote for an upper-level Anthropology class about baklava and...

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VIU Events


VIUSU's Summer BBQ

Looking for something to do on campus? Join VIUSU and the Nanaimo Nightowls Baseball Team for an afternoon of burgers, games, snacks, music, treats, prizes and...


Improve Your Spoken English: A Webinar for English Language Learners

A Webinar for English Language Learners


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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