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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 Media Highlights: February 3, 2023

VIU in the news this week 📃 The Spring Semester is ramping up at Vancouver Island University. Next week, the campus will be packed with events as part of...

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VIU lecture series kicks off with the story of the endangered Vancouver Island marmot

Science and Technology Community Lecture Series features seven presentations by VIU faculty. Scientists are sharing their insights on everything from the...

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Speaker addresses herring and the health of the Salish Sea

What: On the brink: Herring and the health of the Salish Sea, the latest topic in VIU’s Engaged Citizens Speaker Series When: Monday, February 6, 2023, 6:30 pm...

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Cowichan VIU Events


VIU Engineering Information Session

Want to know more about us? Join one of the sessions below and you will learn: What are the admission requirements? What makes the engineering programs at VIU...


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...


Unarchived - screening followed by Q&A Session

This feature-length documentary, Unarchived, is premiering in Duncan at VIU's Cowichan campus. What makes the documentary, by directors Hayley Gray and Elad...


Celebrate Black History Month with Diana Braithwaite

Join jazz singer and black historian Diana Braithwaite for an evening of music and stories of Black Canadians who played an important role in Canada’s history...

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