Vancouver Island University

Description of the institution

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a Canadian public university located on the west coast, emphasizing excellence in teaching, innovative research, and fostering an inclusive community. VIU offers over 120 programs, including graduate and undergraduate degrees, trades diplomas, and certificates, with approximately 12,000 student

Programs available at the institutions

  • Over 120 program
  • Arts and humanities: different languages, history, Art and design, films, Woman and Gender, Theatre, Music, Media, Indigenous
  • Education: includes master’s degree
  • English as a Second Language
  • Health Sciences and Human Services: Social Work, Social Services, Nursing, Health
  • Services Admin, Health Care Assistant. Education, Dental, Disabilities
  • Management: Tourism, Project Management, Law, Forensics, Finance, Economics, Accounting. MBA
  • Science and Technology: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Science
  • Social Sciences: Global studies, Indigenous, Psychology, Sociology. Master of Community Planning
  • Trades and Applied Technology: Automotive Technician, Carpentry, Commercial Banking, Culinary, Electrician, Heating/Ventilation/Air-Conditioning, Power Engineering, Information Technology and Applied Systems

Popular programs

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Health Sciences
  • Business
  • Social sciences
  • Engineering


  • Nanaimo (Main Campus) 900 Fifth Street Nanaimo, BC
  • Cowichan: 2011 University Way Duncan, BC
  • Parksville-Qualicum Centre: 100 Jensen Ave E Parksville, BC
  • Powell River: 100 – 7085 Nootka Street Powell River, BC

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