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Health, Wellness and Fitness

VIU Gym - free access and Low-fee Fitness Activities
VIU Gym Facilty

Campus Recreation Excursions - kayaking, cross country skiing and surfing
Outdoor Recreation

Varsity Athletics
VIU Mariners Athletics

Close proximity to a running track, the Nanaimo Ice and Aquatic Centres and hiking trails through the Colliery Dam Park and Morrell Sanctuary
Google Maps

Hairdressing Department Discounted Prices on Salon Products and Services
VIU Salon Services

Dental Assistant and Dental Hygiene Appointments for Students, Staff and the Community
VIU Dental Clinic

Esthetics Program – Discounted Prices for Esthetics Services - Parksville Campus
VIU Salon Services PDF VIU Salon Services

Milner Gardens - Member benefits include free admission, discounted pricing for plants, gifts and concerts
Milner Gardens Membership

Nanaimo Parks and Recreation Discounted Annual Pass - Contact the Welcome Centre for additional details

Special Offer for VIU Golfers
Special offer for VIU Golfers

Food and Beverage

Two cafeterias offering a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner options
“Bring Your Own Mug” daily coffee discounts in the cafeterias
Dining Dollars Discounts: Open a Dining Dollar account in the Cafeteria (Building 300) with your VIU employee card and receive discounts every time you purchase.
Phone 250-740-6136
VIU Food Services

Discovery Room Dining Room - Five star food at reasonable prices. Open for lunch and dinner.
Phone ( 250) 740-6338 for reservations
VIU Food Services

Baking Program – Custom cakes, seasonal baking, and specialty wood-oven baked products prepared by students in the Professional Baking Program
VIU Baking Program
Word Document Cake Order Form

Student Union Pub
VIU Students' Union

Starbucks and Subway

Accommodation and Rentals

VIU Student Residences - Summer Accommodation Discounts in the Student Residences, 10% off Summer Accommodation in the student residences for VIU employees. Book a room for friends or relatives. Ideal for family reunions or weddings.
Phone 250-740-6640 to book
VIU Residences

Meeting and Event Services - Inexpensive facilities rentals and event services. A “one-stop-shop” open to staff for personal events such as meetings, workshops, family gatherings, movie screenings, weddings, etc. We liaise with other VIU departments (i.e. Food Services and Student Residences) to coordinate the event for you.
Phone 250-740-6633.

Education and Technology

Waiver of Tuition for University Employees

Information Technology Tutorials and Discounted Work at Home Software
VIU Technology

Educational Pricing on Apple, Microsoft and Dell
VIU Campus Store

Interest Free Computer Loan
VIU Computer Loan

Library Equipment Loans
Library Equipment Loans

VIU Library Services

The High School at Vancouver Island University

Two Generations of Learning Scholarship - Recognizing the great support and facilities that the VIU Nanaimo Campus provides to students at The High School at Vancouver Island University, The High School is offering a $2,000 scholarship for children entering Grade 10, 11 or 12 whose parents are VIU Nanaimo Campus employees. This scholarship creates a unique learning and working opportunity for 2 generations on the same campus! For more information please visit: The High School at VIU

Museum of Natural History
VIU Museum

Other Services

PROPASS - a permanent bus pass purchased by employees through payroll deductions. PROPASS is valid for travel throughout the Nanaimo Regional Transit System.

On-site Daycare Facility

Realty Support Project
Support Students when Buying or Selling Your Home

Printing and Duplicating - Inexpensive printing, full colour copies, laminating, binding, wide format posters and signs. Open to staff for personal printing needs Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4pm.
Phone 250-740-6209
VIU Printing

VIU Campus Store - sales and promotions throughout the year
“Art Card” discounts. Purchase a Bookstore Art Card and receive 10% off purchases of art supplies.
VIU Campus Store

McLotto - Payday Lotto
VIU: Ways of Giving

Onsite Plant Sales - VIU Horticulture Program

Theatre - VIU Productions and Community Productions
Upcoming Theatre Events

Automotive Shop Discounted Rates on Selected Services
Automotive Customer Service Agreement

Sea Kayaking

VIU Mariners Basketball

Colliery Dam Park

Dental Clinic

Food Services

Baking Program


Apple Computer Educational Offer



Plant Sale

Milner Gardens and Woodland

Malaspina Theatre

Nanaimo Art Gallery