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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.

Professional Development and Training

University preparation courses, certificates and professional development opportunities.

Customized Training

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VIU News

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VIU News & Experts: March 29, 2023

Featured in this issue:  Planetary alignment expert What's in store for Island tourism? How honeybees are affected by climate change VIU's largest student...

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VIU researcher developing better tools to detect and manage bacterial infections in salmon

Dr. Spencer Russell is pursuing his research with the help of NSERC and Mitacs grants. Dr. Spencer Russell is working to understand and manage bacterial...

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Alum of the month: Trevor Ballantyne

When Trevor Ballyntine was growing up, graduating from high school seemed like a stretch – never mind university. Now Trevor, who graduated from VIU’s Liberal...

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Cowichan VIU Events


VIU Board of Governors Meeting

A meeting of the VIU Board of Governors.


Animal Care Aide Program Information Session

If you love working with animals, you may want to consider a career as an Animal Care Aide! Join us for an information session to learn about our program, and...


VIU CETP Entrepreneur Show 2023

This virtual event is dedicated to showcasing the newest entrepreneurial ventures that have emerged from VIU’s Cooperative Entrepreneurship Training Program (...


Research Ethics Board (REB) Information Session for Faculty and Students

This online workshop is intended for those engaging in research involving human participants. The session will cover REB jurisdiction, key concepts, and REB...

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