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Powell River

Welcome to VIU Powell River Campus

We would like to reassure our new and returning students that although the Fall 2020 semester will be delivered in a different format due to Covid 19, the Powell River faculty and staff are/will be here for you to ensure an exciting and successful year ahead. Please feel free in reaching out for answers to any questions you may have.

Phone: 604.485.2878

Programs & Courses

Discover the programs and courses available at our Powell River campus.

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Health Care Assistant

Accepting for HCA certificate program starting Fall 2021

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What's New?

The latest program offerings and happenings at the Powell River Campus

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VIU News

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Scientist Uses Television Signals to Send Internet Data to Remote Locations

VIU partnering with Pixelstream Communications to field test technology What if you could turn the world’s television infrastructure into a system that can...

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VIU Events


Reading the Academic Article

In this workshop, you will learn strategies to effectively read a 30-page academic journal article in under an hour.


NSERC Alliance grants: Everything you need to know for a competitive application

Pam Giberson from the NSERC Pacific Office, will provide an overview of the NSERC Alliance partnership grant, including main program criteria, how to apply,...


Research Data: Planning for it, Managing it, Meeting Accountabilities

Attend one or both parts of this two-part session. Times are approximate and attendees are welcome to join and leave as they need to.9:00-9:50 Part One:...


Knowledge Mobilization (KM) 101

Knowledge mobilization is about finding ways to do more with what we know, to ensure that our research creates positive impacts in, with and for our...

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Powell River Update

Powell River Writing Centre Learning Hub Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Free Writing Centre/Learning Hub support is available this Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 for all Powell River-based students! To register for this support, or to book a time, contact Zora by email at You can meet with Zora in person, by Zoom or connect with her by email for help:  understanding assignment instructions  getting started on assignments...

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