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Cowichan Campus

Vancouver Island University's Cowichan Campus is a multi-purpose educational facility providing a wide range of academic, applied, career, technical, vocational and developmental programs. This facility establishes new standards for educational attainment as well as for sustainable practices in the Cowichan Valley.

The Cowichan Campus is designed to LEED® Gold standards. This is an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

Adjacent to Duncan's downtown business district, Cowichan Campus is a proud member of Cowichan Place, which also includes:

  Island Savings Centre

  Cowichan Community Theatre

  Vancouver Island Regional Library

  Arena ("The Stick")

  Cowichan Aquatic Centre

  School District 79

VIU's Cowichan Campus opened in June 2011.

Cowichan Campus Project Information

  • Project Completion

    • June 2011
  • Total Construction Time

    • 24 months
    • Design, Construction,
      Move In
  • Project Cost

    • $29 million (approximately)
  • Net Floor Area

    • 4,131m2
    • Approximately 45% larger than the former campus of 2,832m2
  • Structure

    • Engineered timber, cast-in-place concrete, precast concrete
  • Building Envelope

    • Precast concrete panels, glazed curtain walls
  • Building Materials

    • Recycled and renewable where possible
    • Regionally sourced with BC wood products used throughout