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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.

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Cowichan Programs & Courses

Professional Development and Training

University preparation courses, certificates and professional development opportunities.

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Customized Training

Individualized training, customized to your business needs.

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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


GoByBike VIU Student Cyclists

Join our “VIU Student Cyclists” team for Fall’s GoByBike Week which runs from September 28 - October 4! Log any bike ride during this week to participate, open...


Online Orientation to VIU’s Digital Learning Resources

The VIULearn Student Orientation webinar will briefly introduce the video conferencing tool VIUOnline Rooms (powered by Zoom). Participants will see where...


All Nations Feast - Day 2

The VIU All Nations Feast is an annual event which welcomes students and honours the four Nations of Vancouver Island: the Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw, Nuu...


VIUOnline Rooms (Zoom) Refresher

This session focuses on supporting your learners using VIUOnline Rooms. We will review, share, and discuss the various ways which you are using the tool and...

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