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VIU tiwšɛmawtxʷ Campus

tiwšɛmawtxw serves the qathet region with personalized learning and support delivered by a faculty and staff dedicated to helping you achieve success and advance your learning through a wide variety of programs and courses

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“tiwšɛmawtxʷ where community and learning connect.

On September 20, 2022 the Tla’amin Nation Executive Council gifted our qathet region campus with the name tiwšɛmawtxʷ which means House of Learning, a name that reflects our place in the community. We honour this name each and every day through inclusion and accessibility for all who wish to expand their knowledge and experience.

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Take your first-year of university right here at home at tiwšɛmawtx

Complete 6 credits in English and Indigenous Studies plus 18 elective credits to earn our brand new Arts One Certificate! All of our courses count toward your first year of university and are transferrable to most institutions. Take our classes remotely or in-person. Start your university journey right here at home.

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Vancouver Island University launches new Japanese cooking skills certification

VIU is the only Canadian institution offering the specialized certification, which will be embedded into existing Red Seal culinary programs. Avi Sternberg...

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VIU Culinary Arts program in qathet region finds recipe for success

The Birch Tree Café & Bistro gives culinary students hands-on training in a real restaurant. After years of serving culinary creations at Brooks Secondary...

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Scientist Uses Television Signals to Send Internet Data to Remote Locations

VIU partnering with Pixelstream Communications to field test technology What if you could turn the world’s television infrastructure into a system that can...

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Citation Management with Zotero

Do you have a system to keep track of your citations? Want to have your bibliography automatically generated with the click of a button? Zotero is a free and...


Summary & Reflective Writing

Learn how to write a summary and a reflection


How to Use Quotes in an Essay

Learn how to incorporate quotes in an essay


Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Course - MBSR 001

Learn to address everyday stress, chronic pain and illness more effectively. This evidence-based 8-week workshop is taught online via Zoom by Dr. Patricia O'...

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