Connect with an Educational Advisor

March 18 until further notice:

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Educational Advisors are  serving students by phone, email and zoom online meetings.  Until further notice, face-to-face service is not available at VIU.

We invite you to email to request an Advisor to contact you.  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 one of the following options:

PHONE: we can schedule a phone appointment

EMAIL: we can reply to your email and answer your questions

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

Phone: Toll Free at 1-888-920-2221, Ext. 6410 or 250-740-6410 


Emails and voicemails will be answered as quickly as time permits; please leave your full name, student number (if applicable), phone number and a brief description.  Thank you for your patience.

Michael KuntzJennifer MernerShawn O'Toole, Michelle Steel and Jamie Wood

We are your partners in learning.

Connect early and often.

Find us in the Advising Centre on the 3rd floor of Building 200. See the campus map.

Academic and Career Preparation - Adult Basic Education

To plan upgrading or completion of a BC Adult Dogwood, please contact the Adult Basic Education Student Success Advisor in person: Building 205, email:, or phone: 250-740-6425.

Undergraduate Degree and Diploma Advisors

For Degree Advising (declaring your major or minors, upper level course planning, specific program and graduation information) please contact and/or meet with your Degree Advisor.

Educational Advisors are also available at the Cowichan and Powell River campusesWhere to find us.

International Students should contact an International Advisor by email:, or by phone: 250-740-6315 or by visiting the International Education main reception in Building 255.

Aboriginal Students may wish to see a Services for Aboriginal Students Educational Counsellor.  Find Jen in Shq'apthut (Building 170).  Connect by email at or phone 250-740-6510.

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