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VIU Cowichan Campus

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Welcome to VIU Cowichan

VIU’s newest campus offers a broad range of programs and student services in a beautiful and modern LEED Gold Certified facility and a few minutes’ drive away, at the Cowichan Trades Centre. In the heart of Duncan, on the traditional territory of Quw'utsun First Nation, Cowichan Campus is steps from restaurants, shopping and services. Join in outdoor recreation and cultural events, enjoy the bounty of the area's farmlands at farmers’ markets, and arrive at lakes and ocean access in minutes.

Campus Tour

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Programs and Courses

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Professional Development and Training

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VIU News

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VIU Media Highlights: November 23, 2022

Seaweed product research, Christmas magic & sustainable packaging 📦 November is a busy month at VIU. Students are showcasing projects they have been...

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Milner Gardens & Woodland’s festive light display is full of holiday magic

The beloved outdoor festival of lights begins on Friday, December 2.  Milner Christmas Magic returns this year with an expansion into the new Rhododendron...

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Indigenous speaker shares story of fight for the return of traditional lands

Wilson Williams (Sxwíxwtn), a Squamish Nation councillor and spokesperson, will deliver the keynote address at VIU’s 2022 Indigenous Speakers Series event on...

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Cowichan VIU Events


Dental Hygiene Information Session

Are you interested in a career in dental hygiene? Join us for a free information session to learn more about this program.


VIRTUAL Info Session – Women and Indigenous Trades Discovery Programs

Are you interested in a career in the Trades but don't know where to start? VIU is now recruiting participants for fully funded 12-week Trades Discovery...


Information Technology and Applied Systems - Program Info Session

Have you ever thought about a career in Information Technology Systems and Networking Administration or Web and Mobile Development? Join us online to learn...


Resource Management and Protection Information Session Webinar

This 2-year Diploma program is designed to prepare students for careers related to the protection and management of Canada’s fisheries, wildlife, and parks...

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