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Cowichan Campus

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2011 University Way, Duncan, BC, V9L 0C7


Cowichan Campus - Complete

Project Status:
Complete - June 2011
Civic Address:

2011 University Way, Duncan, BC, V9L 0C7


Legal Description:

Parcel ID: 027-694-925

Lot A, Sections 18 & 19, Range 6, Quamichan District Plan EPP1231

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See archived updates on the construction of the New Cowichan Campus!

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Grand Opening

Grand Opening

September 22, 2011: Vancouver Island University celebrates the grand opening of the new Cowichan Campus with the Cowichan Valley Community.


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New Campus - Photos

First Day at New Campus

June 20, 2011: The New Cowichan Campus opens its doors for its first day of business!



The new campus, at over 3,500 square metres, will be located in the Cowichan Place development and serve students enrolled in university degree, business, health and human services, trade and applied technology, Academic and Career Preparation and employability skills programs.

Official Groundbreaking

September 4, 2009: Construction is set to begin at VIU's new campus at "Cowichan Place".


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Paddling and pulling together to improve access to post-secondary education and educational services for the people of Cowichan Valley are (left to right) Ron Cantalon, MLA for Nanaimo-Parksville; Dr. James Lunney, MP Nanaimo; Ralph Nilson, VIU President and vice-chancellor; and Maria Lauridsen, Cowichan Campus principal. They hold  a symbolic hand-carved paddle, a gift to the university from VIU’s inaugural Chancellor, Chief Shawn A-in-Chut Atleo, during the joint announcement of the $26.6 million new Cowichan Place campus.

A New Campus Announced

April 8, 2009: The federal & provincial governments announce $26.6 million to construct a new campus at "Cowichan Place".


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Partnering with the City of Duncan, the District of North Cowichan, Cowichan Valley Regional District and the Cowichan Valley School District; Vancouver Island University will relocate its Cowichan Campus to become part of "Cowichan Place", located at 2011 University Way, Duncan, BC, V9L 0C7. This new development will be centrally-located at the old Fairgrounds site in Duncan and will focus on education, recreation and culture in the Cowichan Valley. Each partner will have access to a much wider range of facilities than would normally be possible on individual sites. This major development will replace two smaller facilities, which are currently home to the Cowichan Campus.


Last updated Oct-2012