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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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Help us shape the future of post-secondary education

What do you want for your children's future education in our region? What learning opportunities do you wish you had access to locally? We are creating a sustainable development plan for post-secondary education and training in qathet and we want you to be part of the conversation. Take our survey and automatically be entered in the Prize Draw!

Learn more about our strategic development plan

“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.

Take your first-year of university right here at home

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.

Learn about the Arts One Certificate

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VIU News

VIU’s tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus invites public input on future of post-secondary training in region

Residents can have their say through a survey and in-person session. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus is planning for the future...

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...

VIU Culinary Arts program in qathet region finds recipe for success

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

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...

VIU Events


Teaching Life: A Vigil for Students and Educators in Gaza

Please join us for a faculty-organized vigil to honour Palestinian students in Gaza who will not graduate in 2024, because they have been killed or displaced....

Convocation and Semelshun Indigenous Graduation Recognition Ceremony

Convocation is a time for the university community to come together to celebrate the success of our graduating students. June 2024 Convocation and Semelshun...

Heavy Equipment Operator program information session

Heavy Equipment Operator training is for those who think big and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. At VIU you get intensive, hands-on training in the...

4th Class Power Engineering Certificate program information session

Are you an analytical thinker who can solve complex problems? If you have a mechanical aptitude and like working with complex machinery, then a career in power...