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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 Cowichan Tribes, 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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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.

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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


BCSPCA Speaking for Animals & VIU Hair

The VIU Hairdressing students are offering Aromatherapy Scalp Massages, Hair Cuts, and Hair Styles by donation to support animals in need at the Nanaimo SPCA...


BCSPCA and VIU Hairdressing fundraiser

The VIU Hairdressing students are offering aromatherapy scalp massages, hair cuts and hair styles by donation to support animals in need at the Nanaimo SPCA....


Active Transportation Weeks

Join us May 27-June 8 for Active Transportation Weeks! Is this the year you-- get outside more? get more active? connect with your community? take climate...


President's Farewell Reception

To accommodate the President's Farewell Reception the main cafeteria building 300 will close at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday May 29, 2019. It will re-open on...

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Cowichan Update

UCEP Program for Aboriginal Students

The UCEP program is for Aboriginal Students who want to upgrade or complete their requirements for college / university entrance. Students can work on their English, Math and Science courses. We also have a specialized Education/ Career Exploration course, Coast Salish Hul'q'umi'num' language course, and a Homework Study-skills course. The UCEP program offers a supportive environment which...

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