VIU Cowichan: better access, more choices, closer to home

September 22, 2011 - 4:37am

DUNCAN – Students in the Cowichan Valley have a reason to celebrate as more post-secondary education and training options become accessible closer to home.

Today on Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) 75th anniversary, students, faculty and staff will celebrate the grand opening of VIU’s new Cowichan Place campus in Duncan. The new campus, at over 3,500 square metres, serves students enrolled in university degree, business, health and human services, trade and applied technology, career and academic preparation and employability skills programs.

The Cowichan campus features state-of-the-art health and science labs, computer labs and several multipurpose classrooms, a 110-seat lecture theatre, cafeteria and kitchen, library commons and many areas for students to gather and study.

The campus is located in the Cowichan Place development which also includes facilities operated by the City of Duncan, the District of North Cowichan, and the Cowichan Valley School District. The site is a focal point for education, recreation and culture in the Cowichan Valley.


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