Connect with an Educational Advisor

VIU Advisors on Zoom Drop In

Top: Shawn O'Toole, Michelle Steel and Jamie Wood
Bottom: Wanda Erikson and  Michael Kuntz

We are your partners in learning.  Connect early and often.

Office Hours

COVID-19 Update: Educational Advising Services are available by telephone, email, or Zoom Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Phone: Call 250-740-6410 to request an Advisor call back


Emails and voicemails will be answered as quickly as time permits. Please leave your full name, student number (if applicable), phone number and your question.  Thank you for your patience.

Zoom Drop In:  Connect live and individually with an Educational advisor.  It's free and easy to download Zoom.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android 

Meeting ID: 628 4701 3104
Password: 096305

  • Monday, 9:30 to 11:30am and 12:30 to 3:30pm 
  • Tuesday, 9:30 to 11:30am and 12:30 to 3:30pm 
  • Wednesday, 1 to 3pm
  • Thursday, 9:30 to 11:30am and 12:30 to 3:30pm 
  • Friday, 10:30am to 12:30pm

Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) - Adult Basic Education, Upgrading, High School Completion

Contact an ACP Student Success Advisor.

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.

International Students contact International Advising.

Aboriginal Students may wish to connect with Services for Aboriginal Students Educational Counselling. 

Educational Advisors are also available at the Cowichan and Powell River campuses.