About VIU

About VIU

Nanaimo Campus The Nanaimo campus is located on a spectacular 110 acre site on the lower slopes of
Mount Benson, overlooking the city of Nanaimo, Georgia Strait, and the Coast Mountains on the B.C.
Mainland. Noteworthy features of the campus include a 294 seat theatre; well-equipped library,
gymnasium,a art. studios, and labs; modern mechanic and welding shop facilities;
fish hatchery; student residences; two picturesque Japanese gardens donated by
Tamagawa University and Okayma Women’s College in Japan; a Museum of Natural History;
and the Nanaimo Art Gallery and gift shop.



Vancouver Island University is a dynamic and diverse educational organization, dedicated to excellence
in teaching and learning, service and research. VIU fosters student success, strong community
connections and international collaboration by providing access to a wide range of university
programs designed for regional, national and international students.

MISSION - Athletics/Recreation

Mariner’s Athletics and Recreation engages and supports the student experience by fostering meaningful connections, wellness, and personal growth through exceptional sport, recreation, and lifestyle activities.