During the COVID19 situation, Educational Advising Services are available by telephone, email, and online. The Advising Centre  number is 250-740-6410 and is monitored for messages during office hours.

We invite you to email for an Educational Advisor/Counsellor to contact you by email, phone or Zoom meeting.  Please provide your full name, phone number, student number (if applicable), best times to reach you during our regularly scheduled work week and your preferred way for us to contact you.

Educational Advisor are available Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm by:

PHONE: we can schedule a phone appointment

EMAIL: we can reply to your email with answers to your questions and continue a conversation in that format.

ZOOM: we can set up an online meeting through the Cloud based video conferencing program Zoom.  It's free and easy to download from

Until further notice, we will not be offering face-to-face service at VIU.

Educational Advisors can help you to discover, plan and work toward your educational goals. You can achieve a more fulfilling educational experience through an advising relationship. While post secondary education can be one of life's most rewarding experiences, it can be a confusing adventure for some, and an intimidating process for others. We are available to answer your questions or steer you in the right direction when questions arise.


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Student Affairs Resources - You are not alone

VIU Advising Centre - explore, make choices, problem solve, focus on goals, enrich the experience, advocacy, self-knowledge, action plan, decide.

VIU Nanaimo Campus Educational Advising Team

L-R: Michael, Jennifer, Shawn, Michelle and Jamie

3rd floor B200 - Student Affairs and Registration Services

We are excited to support students in their current term and work with new and continuing students as they prepare for the next academic year.

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