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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.

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.

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Join the Positive Space Alliance for a casual drop-in social. Hang out, chat, or play some games!

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2024 Research and Creative Activity Symposium

The Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office is sponsoring a one-day Research and Creative Activity symposium during the SRCA Showcase month in April...

Adult Indoor Soccer Tournament

VIU Mariners men's soccer is presenting a first annual two-day indoor soccer tournament at the VIU Gym. This tournament is aimed at VIU students but all local...
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