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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

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University preparation courses, certificates and professional development opportunities.

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Individualized training, customized to your business needs.

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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


Research Data: Planning for it, Managing it, Meeting Accountabilities

Attend one or both parts of this two-part session. Times are approximate and attendees are welcome to join and leave as they need to.9:00-9:50 Part One:...


Knowledge Mobilization (KM) 101

Knowledge mobilization is about finding ways to do more with what we know, to ensure that our research creates positive impacts in, with and for our...


Join Elder Maxine Matilpi for tea & a visit

Auntie Maxine Matilpi is available for a chat on Tuesdays, 11 am – 1 pm, at phone number 250-216-1534.


Boost Our Oral English Weekly Group

This group will give you the opportunity to improve your oral English. We will focus on both fluency (keeping going) and accuracy (using accurate grammar, word...

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