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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!

Spring 2018 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!

  • $3.35 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.

Do you have clothes and accessories (hats, scarfs, gloves, handbags and shoes) that you no longer wear but think others might like? Would you be keen on swapping your clothes for someone else's preloved items?

Unclutter—bring your gently used, clean clothes and footwear and drop off beforehand at Student Affairs by Mar 8.

For students & arranged by students. Add to your wardrobe without spending any money.

Monday, Mar 12 from noon—4 pm, Room 140, Lecture Theatre


Free Biometric Screening Clinic!

Learn about your cardiovascular disease risk and estimated heart age! Health screening includes blood cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose, carbon monoxide and body composition.

Students will also have access to free mental health screening by registered counsellors.

   Wed, Feb 21

   10 am - 3 pm

   Cowichan Campus

Participants who complete the clinic can enter a raffle for participating. Community resources and referrals will be provided onsite. Healthy snacks provided.

Know Your Health Numbers! Limited Spots Available!

Register Today!

Sign up at Student Affairs or email to book your appointment!

  Friday, Feb 23
  10 am—midnight, room 140

 10am Fellowship of the Ring

 1:30pm Two Towers

 6:30pm Return of the King

  • There will be a half hour break for both lunch and dinner. Lunch break approx. 1 to 1:30pm, dinner approx.5:30-6pm

  • Pot luck lunch - bring something to share if you can, otherwise bring a bag lunch

  • Free pizza dinner provided

  • Free popcorn and drinks provided throughout the day

We will be showing the extended versions of the movies. There will be a quiz after each movie with a prize for most right.

Car-pooling home after final movie will be arranged for those without transport, if possible.

Hosted by:  Lynn Wytenbroek, English Professor & English 231 class


 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

Jan 15 - The Rocket (Dir. Kim Mordaunt, 2013)

Feb 19 - Lamb (Dir. Yared Zeleke, 2015)

Mar 8 - Status Quo? The unfinished business of feminism in Canada

(Karen Cho, 2012)

Mar 19 - Playtime (Dir. Jacques Tati, 1967)

Apr 16 - La Strada (Dir. Federico Fellini, 1954)

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


Connecting Cowichan Café

Join Dave, Lexis, Albert, and Brian for relaxed conversation and free coffee or tea in the cafeteria.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Wed, Jan 24
10:30 am—12:30 pm

Campus Cafeteria

 This month’s host:

Student Affairs Counsellors and Advisors