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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!

Fall 2017 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!

  • $3.25 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.

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 except where indicated

Sept 18 - Some Like it Hot ( Dir. Billy Wilder, 1959)

Sept 29 - Orange Shirt Day special film

   12pm: We Were Children (Dir. Tim Wolochatiuk, 2012)

Oct 16 - Bicylce Thieves (Ladri di Biciclette) (Dir. Vittorio De Sica, 1948)

Oct 30 - Double Feature!

    5pm: Nosferatu (Dir. F.W. Murnau, 1922)

    7pm: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014)

Nov 20 - Hate (La Haine) (Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995)

Dec 18 - It's a Wonderful Life (Dir. Frank Capra, 1946)

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

Mt. El Capitan Hike

Outdoor Rec

Hike: Fri, Sept 29 from 9am to 5pm

  • Sign up at Student Affairs by Sept 25
  • Suitable for advanced hikers
  • 2 seats reserved for Cowichan campus students
  • $16/student, $32/non-student
  • You will be picked up and dropped off at Cowichan Campus.

Pet Therapy

St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs

Pet a dog and relieve stress!

Petting a dog can have a calming effect and result in lower blood pressure, eased tension, and refreshed memories. The therapy dog is non-judgmental and unconditionally affectionate. The pet therapy station is on the second floor - look for the station between the hallways/next to the big windows.

ALLERGY ALERT: Students with allergies can pass by within 20 feet and not come in contact with the dog.

Dates: TBA