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Powell River

Welcome to VIU Powell River Campus

We would like to reassure our new and returning students that although the Fall 2020 semester will be delivered in a different format due to Covid 19, the Powell River 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

Discover the programs and courses available at our Powell River campus.

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Health Care Assistant

Accepting for HCA certificate program starting Fall 2021

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What's New?

The latest program offerings and happenings at the Powell River Campus

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VIU News

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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


Wellness Bingo

The Faculty of Social Sciences invites you to play .....“Wellness Bingo” . . and win! 1. Click here to get your bingo card:


Pet Meet & Greet

Some of the BEST candid moments happen on Zoom when our pets decide to steal the show. So why not make it all about them for once? We want to meet your pets...


Mature Student Information Sessions

If you are aged 19 or older, join us for an information session dedicated to people who are interested in getting further help and advice about starting...


Learning Circle for Indigenous Students

Indigenous students at VIU are invited to attend a Zoom learning circle - $50 honorarium provided. Come to share your story about the gifts, inconsistencies,...

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Powell River Update

Carpentry - Apprenticeship Level 2

If you have your Level 1 Carpentry, you can get your Level 2 Carpentry without leaving home! Apprentices work as apprentice carpenters and come to Vancouver Island University for 7 weeks for technical training. Approximately 80% of the training is done on-the-job and 20% is in-school technical training. To become certified, an apprentice must complete on-the-job experience,...

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