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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

Although classes and services will be delivered remotely this fall, we've been getting lots of requests from new (and future) students who want to see some kind of tour of the Cowichan campus. In this video, we will take you on a quick tour of the Vancouver Island University Cowichan campus in Duncan, British Columbia. If you want to learn more about VIU, you can reach out to us at

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Discover the programs and courses available at our Cowichan campus.

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VIU News

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VIU Cowichan Fills Need for More Education Assistants

Campus partners with School District 79 to offer the Education Assistant and Community Support certificate program in Duncan From classrooms to community...

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VIU Events


New Year Bingo

The Faculty of Social Sciences invites you to play: New Year Bingo, and Win!!! Click here to get your bingo card:


The Journey to Wellness: One Step at a Time – Webinar for Employees

Do you want to make the most of a new year’s beginning and renew your commitment to living a healthier lifestyle? To keep your wellness resolutions this year?...


Zoom Best Practices Studio

Are you looking for ways to maximize students’ learning from one another? Want to build a greater sense of community and connection into your class? Interested...


SAS Movie Night

Join SAS on Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00 pm for our first movie night of 2021! We'll be showing a double feature: Glasses by Brian Duchscherer and The...

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