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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.

Campus Tour

Check out this quick tour of Vancouver Island University's Cowichan campus in Duncan, British Columbia. If you want to learn more about VIU, you can reach out to us at

Programs and Courses

Discover the programs and courses available at our Cowichan campus.

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.

Training Programs and Services

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


Summary and Reflective Writing workshop

Learn strategies for summary writing and reflective writing.


VIU Housing Q&A

You're invited to our upcoming student housing webinar on January 25, 2022, from 6:30-7:30 pm PST.You'll learn all about VIU student housing and be able to ask...


Q&A with VIU Residence

What is living on campus like? What other options are available? Have questions like these and others? Join VIU Student Ambassadors Amber, Taps and Kayla...


Bell Let's Talk Day

Bell Let’s Talk is a campaign dedicated to moving mental health forward in Canada. On Jan 26, 2022 all across Canada, people will engage in conversation around...

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