Change in Educational Advising Services

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the on campus Advising Centre is closed.  We invite you to email to request that an Advisor 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.

Advisors will be available Monday - Friday 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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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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