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Welcome to tiwšɛmawtxʷ in Powell River

The tiwšɛmawtxʷ faculty and staff are/will be here for you to ensure an exciting and successful year ahead. Please feel free in reaching out for answers to any questions you may have.

Phone: 604.485.2878

Programs & Courses

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What's New?

The latest program offerings and happenings at the tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus.

VIU News

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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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VIU Events


VIU tiwšɛmawtxʷ Campus: Honouring Diversity

It is possible to have a more peaceful world to live in than we have today. Peace to the world requires more action now! Racism is a real problem that has...


VIU tiwšɛmawtxʷ Campus: Yoga for Healthy Movement

The Yoga for Healthy Movement program welcomes people of all ages and experience levels. Each class will be a gentle practice, with a focus on deep relaxation...


VIU tiwšɛmawtxʷ Campus - ElderCollege: Gherkin Pickleball for Seniors and Senioras

Be a part of the world's fastest growing sport!! Pickleball requires both a soft and a hard-hitting game. Gherkin Pickleball teaches the soft side of...


VIU tiwšɛmawtxʷ Campus: Foundations of Writing Practice

This isn't your regular writing course. Forget everything you were taught in English class and learn a new way of writing. In this eight-week course we follow...

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