Advisors can help you develop your educational plan to meet your career goals. They will also assist you with the interpretation of program and admission requirements at Vancouver Island University and other post-secondary institutions.

Advisors are located in Room 118 at the Powell River campus. Appointments can be made by calling the campus at 604-485-2878 or by emailing our advisors at


During the COVID19 situation, Educational Advising Services are available by telephone, email, and Zoom. The Powell River campus number is 604-485-2878 and is monitored for messages during office hours.

We invite you to email student services staff for an Educational Advisor/Counsellor to contact you by email, phone or Zoom meeting.  Please provide your full name, phone number, student number (if applicable), best times to reach you during our regularly scheduled work week and your preferred way for us to contact you.

Educational Advisors are available Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm by:

PHONE: we can schedule a phone appointment

EMAIL: we can reply to your email with answers to your questions and continue a conversation in that format.

ZOOM: we can set up an online meeting through the Cloud based video conferencing program Zoom.  It's free and easy to download from

Until further notice, we will not be offering face-to-face service at VIU.