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Campus Life Activities

Watch the digital display opposite the Welcome Centre, check the bulletin boards on the second floor and outside Student Affairs, watch the Student Newsletter, and check back for exciting events for VIU students!

Spring 2018 Semester

Your campus life activity program subsidizes your use at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre, 2653 James Street, Duncan.

Fitness for only $1 if you get your vouchers!

  • $3.35 voucher available for students by showing student card at Student Affairs
  • Must be enrolled in current semester and paying activity fees; non-transferable

The Aquatic Centre includes the 25 metre pool, 3 metre diving board, wave pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room, and the Fitness Centre featuring the Technogym equipment.


Live Music and Free Lunch

Mbira Spirit
Enjoy the high energy performance of Amy and Tafadzwa Matamba’s fantastic harmonies, vibrant dancing and joyful presence!
 Wed, Apr 25, from 11:30 - 12:30, cafeteria
 Enjoy a delicious FREE lunch for students, staff, & faculty

Cowichan Rideshare is available now at

Why rideshare? Ridesharing saves money: The Canadian Automobile Association reports that the average yearly cost of operating a vehicle can be as high as $8,600 a year, or nearly $23.50 per day!  Ridesharing can help you offset these costs because passengers contribute gas money!  And riding / driving others creates community and safety on the road.

Cowichan Rideshare is being sponsored the Cowichan Elder Care Co-op. It is a free, online service that links people who want a ride with people able to offer a ride at the same time and to the same location. A contribution to gas costs is suggested based on the distance and number of riders, but the acctual amount – if any – is agreed on by the people involved before the ride takes place.

Cowichan Rideshare will be formally launched just before the Elder Care AGM at 1:30 pm on Saturday afternoon March 24 at VIU’s main lecture theatre in Duncan. Learn how to register on Rideshare for a ride - or for riders - to  Kelowna or Calgary,  VIU Nanaimo main campus, Departure Bay, and maybe even Mill Bay Terminal to pick up your travelling friend.   Use your car or ride in theirs.  Let’s save money, wear and tear, traffic congestion and the environment - and make some new, diverse  acquaintances of all ages who could use/offer a lift and a trip contribution.

 The Fabulous Film Series

Selections from our bucket list of essential films to see in your life. A great introduction to quality and classic films. We will speak on why each film is important.

Room 140 - The Lecture Theatre

Show times - 6:30pm

June 18 - Empire of Dirt (Dir. Peter Stebbings, 2013)

Apr 16 - La Strada (Dir. Federico Fellini, 1954)

Mar 19 - Playtime (Dir. Jacques Tati, 1967)

Mar 8 - Status Quo? The unfinished business of feminism in Canada

(Karen Cho, 2012)

Feb 19 - Lamb (Dir. Yared Zeleke, 2015)

Jan 15 - The Rocket (Dir. Kim Mordaunt, 2013)



Admission is by donation and will go towards the Student Emergency Fund.