We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.
— Carl Sagan 1985

Writing Centre

Fourth floor of the Library, room 474.  speak to John Hill, Coordinator, (250) 753-3245, Local 6191.


You are allowed two half-hour appointments a week on different days to give you time to make progress on your essay .Tutors will help you with all stages of the writing process, but they won’t proofread your essay for you.
Tutors will teach you the skills to proofread your essay.

Counseling Services

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.                    Building 200, 3rd floor  -  Student Services Building

 Counsellors can help you with issues relating to personal, career and learning concerns.  Counseling services are free.  You can call them under: 250-740-6416
Booking Appointment:  Call to book an appointment or, you can also just go there in an emergency, they will see you within 10 to 20 minutes.


Education Abroad

Mon – Sun: 3p

Education Abroad at Vancouver Island University offers exciting opportunities to expand your education with overseas instruction.  Many of our graduates who take part in a education abroad program end up working overseas at multinational corporations, NGO's or working on a multicultural team at some point in their careers.  By studying or interning abroad, you will gain valuable international skills and knowledge and be well prepared to launch yourself into the global world.

Educational Advising Centre

Top  floor of Building 200.
Toll Free at 1.888.920.2221 ext 6410 or 250.740.6410
Email: advising@viu.ca



Educational Advisors are available for drop in appointments between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday through Friday (Wednesdays from 10:30 am). Some 8:30am and 3:00 and 3:30pm pre-booked appointments are available. Please call the office to discuss availability.

Students are encouraged to meet with their BA Degree Advisor as early as they wish to declare their Major/Minors. To make an official declaration of your Major/Minors you need to meet with your Degree Advisor to accomplish this. Degree  Advisors can link you with enrichment opportunities relevant to your degree focus (experiential, volunteer, research, leadership, student development). Sign up sheets for appointments are found near their doors.


International Students Advising

contact them @ Building 255
Phone: +1.250.740.6315
Email: advising.international@viu.ca

Another resource for international students:
International Academic Support
For Students in degree, diploma and certificate programs
·         Tutoring
·         Language coaching
·         Workshops
·         Discussion groups
·         Writing Centre help


General Information