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Art & Humanities - Building 340-345 Exterior Upgrade September 29, 2021 - 2:44pm

B350-345 Conceptual Elevation 

*Please note, this image is a conceptual rendering only.  Actual colours, textures and general appearance will differ to some extent.

Vision and Values September 29, 2021 - 8:46am


Supporting Vancouver Island University's Academic Plan, Facilities Services is a service oriented department focusing on the operational needs of the campus community, while maintaining buildings and grounds in a cost effective, safe, secure and sustainable manner.


Our vision is to be an empowered and motivated team providing our clients with unparalleled service aligned with our core values.

Core Values

Our core values / guideline principles are listed below.  The acronym: SPRITE.

Security Rates September 29, 2021 - 8:46am

Additional requests for Security services, will be charged to the requesting department. Rates listed below are guidelines.Please contact Facilities Services at local 6500 or email for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions September 29, 2021 - 8:46am
Building Ventilation September 29, 2021 - 8:46am

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, VIU engaged a third-party engineering consulting firm to assess the state of VIU building mechanical systems. The assessment considered BC Building Code and WorkSafeBC (ASHRAE 62, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality) requirements as well as recommendations from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The findings have been positive with few identified deficiencies.

Security Incident Report September 29, 2021 - 8:46am

This report form should also be used to record and investigate all incidents related to security events such as vandalism, theft, graffiti, etc. Completed investigation reports will be kept for a minimum of 7 years.

Community Resources September 29, 2021 - 8:46am
Crime Prevention September 29, 2021 - 8:46am

VIU is populated at any one time by up to 8,000+ students (Nanaimo Campus), staff, faculty and visitors. We are similar size to a small city!  Each year our Nanaimo campus incidents of crime include: 

  • Theft from and of vehicles
  • Theft of computer equipment (laptops, etc.)
  • Vandalism to university and personal property
  • Criminal harassment and sexualized violence

Many of these incidents go unreported each year. This encourages criminals to continue to engage in illegal and damaging activities.

Lost and Found September 29, 2021 - 8:46am

Lost and Found at the Nanaimo campus is operated through the Security Office, found items are forwarded to Security, located in Building 315, Room 110.

Found Items

Items found during evenings or weekends can be handed in at the Cafeteria or the Library Welcome Desk, or Security.  It is important to get the found items to Security as soon as possible to ensure proper documentation is completed and those searching for lost items get them back in a reasonable amount of time.

Safewalk and Working Alone September 29, 2021 - 8:46am

Nanaimo Campus

Security is available on the Nanaimo Campus 24/7 and can assist you should you have any issues or require a safe walk anywhere on campus (to/from student housing, bus loop or to your parked vehicle). Security can be reached by calling 6512 from any VIU internal phone or 250-740-6512 from your cell phone. 

Cowichan Campus

Security is available during the day and evenings while classes are in attendance, and on weekends.  Security can be reached by calling 6600 from any VIU internal phone or 1-250-740-6600 from your cell phone. 

Reporting a Security Incident September 29, 2021 - 8:46am

All incidents that involve theft, vehicle break-in, vandalism, graffiti needs to be reported so that Security can assist and review the site for possible prevention measures.  Security incidents are to be sent to

For first aid incidents, threats, harassment incidents, the Health and Safety Incident form needs to be completed and sent to

First Aid September 29, 2021 - 8:46am

First aid is offered at the Nanaimo and Duncan campuses through Campus Security.  All other locations have VIU employees trained to offer first aid.  All first aid incident reports must be sent to Health and Safety Services at Access the Health and Safety Incident Report form.

Photographs September 29, 2021 - 8:46am




Old Hospital Building on Kennedy Street


Archives September 29, 2021 - 8:46am
thumbnail-malaspina-discoverer.jpg New Malaspina College Campus opens!
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Planning Documents September 29, 2021 - 8:46am

2017 Nanaimo Campus Master Plan Update

This supplemental report is meant to be used in tandem with the Vancouver Island University Nanaimo Campus Master Plan (2009 Master Plan). It is an amendment to the 2009 Master Plan and reflects current thinking and changes that are refinements to the Master Plan. It is not meant to be exhaustive does not revise all points,  infrastructure, and systems in detail.

COVID Guidelines Update September 29, 2021 - 8:46am

VIU Residence: COVID Guidelines

Update - Aug 24, 2021

Hey everyone we are looking forward to having you all join us this upcoming academic year! We have some important information regarding your upcoming stay at VIU Student Housing. 

Close Contact & Self-Isolation in Residence  September 29, 2021 - 8:46am

If you develop symptoms, or are considered a Close Contact you will need to self-isolate while you are symptomatic and/or you wait for your test results so you do not potentially spread illness to others. If you test positive or are a Close Contact, you will have to self-isolate for a longer period of time and may be required to move to a safe location for Self-Isolation. VIU Student Residence and VIU are prepared to support you during this process.  

UAC Accessibility Wayfinding Information September 29, 2021 - 8:46am


These maps show the location of the accessibility wayfinding signs on the Nanaimo Campus. 

Wayfinding Signage Location (As of September 20th, 2020): 
Map of all existing and confirmed wayfinding sign locations on the Nanaimo Campus. 

Campus Map (As of December 17th, 2020): Nanaimo Campus Wayfinding Map.

Building Accessibility Information September 29, 2021 - 8:46am
Accessibility Information for Facilities September 29, 2021 - 8:46am

Outdoor Accessibility Issues (as of August 2019) (Excel file)