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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

Although classes and services will be delivered remotely this fall, we've been getting lots of requests from new (and future) students who want to see some kind of tour of the Cowichan campus. In this video, we will take you on a quick tour of the Vancouver Island University Cowichan campus in Duncan, British Columbia. If you want to learn more about VIU, you can reach out to us at

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Discover the programs and courses available at our Cowichan campus.

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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


Post Secondary BC Virtual Fair

Join us in October for a live fair event open to everyone. Register and participate on the day the fair is live. After each live fair event, registered...



We all know that hybrid learning has completely changed what it is like to be a student right now, and that there are many unique challenges that each of you...


Priorities, Energy and Time Management

Today's priorities give me focus. Knowing my values helps me order my priorities.On a daily basis, do you know what is important and what is urgent and do you...


VIU Elders-in-Residence workshop

Elders-in-Residence provide counselling, support and guidance to students, faculty and staff at VIU. You will often hear the students referring to the Elders...

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