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Connect With An Educational Advisor at VIU Nanaimo Campus Student Affairs

We assist all new and continuing VIU students and are available for drop in appointments.

New! Scheduled appointments are available on Tuesday evenings from September through to May 30. Please call the office with questions about availability.

Advising Team

Michelle Steel, Jamie Wood, Lorna Millard, Jennifer Merner, and Shawn O'Toole

We are your partners in learning. Connect early and often.

Find us in the Advising Centre on the 3rd floor of Building 200. Phone calls and emails will be answered as quickly as possible. Phone: Toll Free at 1-888-920-2221 ext 6410 or 250-740-6410 or Email:




drop in appointments until 3:30



drop in appointments until 3:30

Appointments can be booked 3:30-6:30 - call or email for an appointment



drop in appointments until 3:30



drop in appointments until 3:30


9:00am- 3:00pm

drop in appointments until 2:30

Educational Advisors are also available at the Cowichan and Powell River campuses. Where to find us

International Students should contact an International Advisor by visiting the International Education main reception in Building 255, by email:, or by phone: 250-740-6315.

Aboriginal Students may wish to see an Educational Advisor at Services for Aboriginal Students in Shq'apthut, Building 170 or contact them by email: or phone: 250-740-6510.

To plan upgrading or completion of a BC Adult Dogwood, please contact the Adult Basic Education Student Success Advisor by visiting Building 205, email: or phone: 250-740-6425.

For Degree Advising (declaring your major or minors, upper level course planning, specific program and graduation information) please contact and/or meet with your Degree Advisor.


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