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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 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

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.

Connecting Cowichan Cafe

March 22

10:30 am - 1 pm

Campus Cafeteria

This month's host: 

Student Affairs

Join Dave, Lexis and Sheila for relaxed conversation and free coffee or tea in the cafeteria. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Healthy U Cowichan - 3rd Year Nursing Students Present:

Free Blood Pressure Clinic

Resources on safe alcohol consumption

Chicken Taco Bar

  • Cowichan Campus Cafeteria
  • Wednesday, March 8
  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Free for enrolled students

Come hang out, meet your fellow peers, and enjoy and free healthy lunch.

Be active. Be informed. Be healthy.

KAIROS Blanket Exercise: A Workshop in Reconciliation

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise explores the history of Canada from an Indigenous perspective.

Friday, March 3

9am - 1pm

Lunch Included

FREE - Registration required at Student Affairs. Open to all interested students, staff and faculty.

The exercise uses blankets to represent the lands of what is now called Canada, and the distinct cultures and nations which live on those lands to this day. Participants represent the First Peoples; when they move onto the blankets, they are taken back in time to the arrival of the Europeans. The Narrator and facilitators will work with the participants to read a script while the exercise goes through the history of treaty-making, colonization and resistance that resulted in the nation we today call Canada.

Outdoor Recreation: Hiking                       

Botanical Beach - sign up by Mar 3 for the hike on Saturday, Mar 11 from 9am to 6pm

  • 4 seats reserved for Cowichan Campus students; sign up at Student Affairs
  • $18/student, $25/non-student
  • You will be picked up and dropped off at Cowichan campus
  • Suitable for fit beginners and intermediate hikers.
  • Full details at

Fabulous Films
The VIU Cowichan Film Series offers a selection of essential films along with a conversation about what makes these movies matter.

Films will be held on the 2nd last Thursday of the month in the Theatre (Rm #140) at 6:30pm.

Do the Right Thing, Director Spike Lee / Feb 16

Seven Samura, Director Akira Kurosawa / Mar 16

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

   Draws for tickets for Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

Drop by the draw box table in the Learning Commons to enter to win FREE tickets to various performances. Draw boxes located on the table in the Learning Commons, across from Student Affairs. Open to Cowichan Campus students. One entry per student.

Completely Creedence: CCR tribute band.  Draw date: Fri, Jan 20

International Guitar Night. Draw date: Fri, Jan 20

PIGS, Pink Floyd tribute band. Draw date: Fri, Feb 3

Tom Cochrane with Red Rider. Draw date: Fri, Mar 24

For show details: www.cowichanpac

   Meditation Tuesdays

  • 6 pm
  • Room 380
  • Jan 10 - June 13
  • Drop-in
  • Free


  Career Services

A Career Development Specialist is coming to our Cowichan campus (TBA) to assist students who may not make it to the Nanaimo campus to access these services.

Services offered:

  • Individual career and work search support
  • Cover letter and resume assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • Job search tools and assessments
  • Presentations on career planning, job readiness, and networking

Book an appointment through Student Affairs, 250-746-3509.

Visit for more information.



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

Thursday, March 9, 2017

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Room 140, Lecture Theatre

Declutter - bring your gently used, clean clothes and footwear and drop off beforehand By Fri, Mar 3 at Student Affairs.

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 pre-loved items? Take this opportunity to update your wardrobe or help someone else out.

Any items left over will be donated to Somenos Transition House and the Warmland Homeless Shelter.