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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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Cowichan Programs & Courses

Professional Development and Training

University preparation courses, certificates and professional development opportunities.

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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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COWICHAN: Catch Me if You Can! (Or, Why Students Cheat - and What You Can Do About It)

COWICHAN: Catch Me if You Can! (Or, Why Students Cheat - and What You Can Do About It) What does cheating look like in your courses? Are there particular...


Paint Night

Bring your friends for some creative fun. Guided painting by local artist Esther Huston. Applies and mocktails included. FREE but MUST show student card for...


Discovery Night for Parents - Cowichan

Join us on Monday, April 10 at 7:00 pm for VIU Discovery Night for Parents (COWICHAN) - everything you needed to know to support your child on their post-...


Fabulous Film Series - Breathless

Jean-Luc Godard (dir), 1960, 90 minutes Modern films begin here with this French New Wave crime drama film about a wandering criminal and his American...

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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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