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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.

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VIU News

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VIU launches new educational technology partnership in the Caribbean

VIU and Canadian partner institutions will help six Caribbean nations expand capacity in online learning.Vancouver Island University (VIU) is helping Caribbean...

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Alum of the Month: Dr. Serene Kerpan

When Dr. Serene Kerpan returned to Vancouver Island University this fall to teach and conduct research in the Kinesiology program, she was joining professors...

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VIU Colloquium Series kicks off with a deep dive into the action thriller Atomic Blonde

Arts and Humanities lectures at the VIU Nanaimo campus are free and open to everyone to attend.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts and Humanities...

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Cowichan VIU Events


Study Skills Workshop Series: Reading Textbooks (PSQ3R)

Learn the five-step technique to help you understand, learn, and remember information from your textbooks. Workshop Two of a four-part series of FREE drop-...


National Day for Truth & Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day) Events

Q’ushin’tul Walking together On behalf of the Cowichan Campus Elders and administration, we would be honoured to have your attendance on Sept 29th for...


Study Skills Workshop Series: Time Management

Learn to prioritize the demands on your time and what you need to consider to use your time more effectively. Workshop three of a four-part series of FREE...


ChangeWays Group for Depression and Anxiety

This 8-session group teaches students the tools and insights to help reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety while combining mindfulness strategies....

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