VIU Educational Advising

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.

Connect with Educational Advising

Connect with Services for Aboriginal Students Advising

* It is, ultimately, the student’s responsibility to choose courses and programs to meet his or her own career or educational objectives.

Educational Advising

Phone: 250.740.6410
Toll-Free: 1.888.920.2221 Ext: 6410
Email: Advising@viu.ca

Please email us directly to request a daytime appointment virtually or in person.

After hour appointments are available to book and are reserved for those who cannot make it during office hours. 

In-Person Drop In

Please check in at the Registration Centre on the 3rd floor of Building 200 upon arrival

Until June 10  (excluding June 7 and 10): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:30 am - 3 pm
Wednesday from 10:30 am - 3 pm 

* Please note Advising Centre closures: June 7 all day and June 10 8:30-1:00

Zoom Drop In 

Until June 2 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Join via Zoom from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android

Meeting ID: 628 4701 3104
Password: 096305

Or join by telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): Canada: +1.204.272.7920 or +1.438.809.7799 or +1.587.328.1099 or +1.613.209.3054 or +1.647.374.4685 or +1.647.375.2970 or +1.647.375.2971 or +1.778.907.2071
Password: 096305

* Please note the addition of Web Registration and Course Selection Sessions between May 13 and June 3.

Photograph of Vancouver Island University's Educational Advisors

(left to right) Shawn O'Toole, Leah PondJamie Wood, Michelle Steel, Michael Kuntz, missing Faye Shedletzky

Questions? Email us!

Services for Aboriginal Students Educational Advising

Phone: 250.740.6510
Toll-Free: 1.888.920.2221 Ext: 6510
Email: SAS@viu.ca
Web: Services for Aboriginal Students

In-Person Drop In

Building 170 - A Gathering Place

Monday to Friday from 8:30 am - 3 pm

Zoom Drop In 

Mondays and Thursdays: 11 am - 1 pm
Tuesdays: 1 - 3 pm
Wednesdays: 10 am - 12 pm
Fridays: 9 am - 11 am

Join via Zoom from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android

Meeting ID: 690 4421 4838
Password: 285660

Or join by telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): Canada: +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 375 2970 or +1 647 375 2971 or +1 778 907 2071 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099
Password: 285660 

* Please note the addition of Web Registration and Course Selection Sessions between May 13 and June 3.

Photo of Services for Aboriginal Students Advisors Jennifer Christoffersen and Dale Hunt

Jennifer Christoffersen and Dale Hunt 

Questions? Email us!

Additional Advising

Cowichan Advising

Powell River Advising

International Advising

Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) Advising

Current students needing Degree/Diploma Advising (declaring your major or minors, upper level course planning, specific program and graduation information) can contact their Degree Advisor