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VIU Cowichan Campus

At the Cowichan campus you’ll find dedicated faculty, small class sizes and close-knit community to support you in your academic success and well-being.

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Walking together

At the Cowichan campus small class sizes and hands-on learning creates real connections—with other students, with faculty, the community and the land. 

A focus is on Q’ushin’tul (Walking Together). Q’ushin’tul is a Hul’qumi’num word that translates to Walking together. It's an Indigenous approach to education that promotes academic success and student well-being. 

"The spirit of Q'ushin'tul is to walk together in everything: education, employment, and life. At VIU we are walking together with students to create a balance of education and values based in indigenous ways of knowing and being." – VIU Elder Hwiem' (Marlene) Rice

Programs and Courses

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Cowichan Campus and Facilities

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Are you planning to take your first-year of university at the Cowichan campus? 

Then you might be interested in the Q’ushin’tul  (Walking Together) learning community. With Q'ushin'tul (Walking Together)  you get a bundle of first-year university courses to take at the Cowichan campus. The bundle includes three courses in the Fall Semester and three in the Spring.

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VIU News

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National Day of Remembrance vigil will “reaffirm commitment to fight against hatred and misogyny”

VIU community members unite to host events during the 16 Days of Activism campaign.  The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign asks people...

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VIU researcher examining how microbes could protect frogs and Pacific oysters from diseases

Dr. Andrew Loudon received a $165,000 NSERC Discovery Grant to pursue his research. Dr. Andrew Loudon is working to protect the Columbia spotted frog from a...

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VIU students showcase innovative seafood creations during Urchin Tank

What: Urchin Tank – Seaweed Challenge When: Friday, November 24, 5 to 7:30 pm Where: VIU’s Malaspina Theatre (Building 310), Nanaimo campus Vancouver Island...

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Cowichan VIU Events

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Biometrics Screening Clinic - Cowichan Main Campus

Want to learn about your heart health? You're in luck! Drop into HealthyU Cowichan Biometrics Clinic, hosted by 4th year nursing students. Learn about your...

Nov
29

Music Dept Term End Concerts

November 29th and 30th and April 3rd and 4th in the Malaspina Theatre VIU students enrolled in small and large ensembles, as well as choir and jazz choir...

Nov
30

Biometrics Screening Clinic - Cowichan Trade Centre

Want to learn about your heart health? You're in luck! Drop into HealthyU Cowichan Biometrics Clinic, hosted by 4th year nursing students. Learn about your...

Nov
30

Music Dept Term End Concerts

November 29th and 30th and April 3rd and 4th in the Malaspina Theatre VIU students enrolled in small and large ensembles, as well as choir and jazz choir...

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