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Educational Advisors can help you to discover, plan and work toward your educational goals. They  available to answer your questions or steer you in the right direction when questions arise. For more information, please visit the Advising Centre.

To schedule an appointment: Call 250-740.6410; toll free at 1-888-920-2221 or email

Assessments and Exam Invigilation Services

Athletics and Recreation


Counselling Services offers free confidential and professional support to enrolled VIU students. Counsellors collaborate with students in a compassionate setting to clarify concerns, establish goals and explore resources for wellbeing.

By appointment only; call 250-740-6416; Urgent sessions at the Nanaimo Campus are available by dropping by the Health & Wellness Centre located in building 200, 3rd floor. For more information on Counselling Services. 

Counselling services are also available at:

Disability Access Services

The Disability Access Services Office provides information, support services and reasonable accommodation in all programs to students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities ranging from mental health, ADHD, learning disabilities, chronic health issues, hearing and visual impairments, physical disabilities and temporary impairments due to accident, illness or injury.

All students with disabilities are encouraged to register with the office. Access to most services and programs provided by Disability Access Services is restricted to students who have registered with Disability Access Services.

Financial Aid & Awards

The Financial Aid & Award Office is committed to supporting students in their search for financial assistance, both in the form of loans and awards, and in helping students to make the best use of these resources.

Services for Aboriginal Students

Provides culturally appropriate services to a specific body of students with one-on-one student appointments, phone calls and emails for:  advising, first level counselling, financial aid, scholarships, funding options, career counselling, daycare, and housing.

Nanaimo Campus
Bldg. 170 - Shq'apthut
Tel: 250-740-6510
Fax: 250-740-6385
Toll-Free: 1-888-920-2221 Ext. 6510

Phone, email, or drop by Shq'apthut to make an appointment

Student Success Coaching

Collaborate with the Success coach to gain support for personal & professional development and improving self-regulation of learning, well-being, and success. Workshops also available.

Building 250, Room 224

Email Success Coach: (the best way to connect with Sharon directly)

Phone: 250-667-1752 local 2682   

Book and appointment:

Cowichan Student Affairs

Building 700, 2011 University Way
Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Phone: 250-746-3509
Website: Cowichan Campus Student Affairs

Powell River Student Affairs

Building 610, Room 118, 100-7085 Nootka Street
Mondays to Thursdays, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; hours may vary - contact the campus for an up-to-date schedule
Phone: 604-485-2878
Website: Powell River Campus Student Affairs

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