VIU ElderCollege. For those 50 or better. Where Wisdom Meets Knowledge.

Welcome to the website of Vancouver Island University's ElderCollege Program! All of us at VIU ElderCollege hope this will become your portal to stimulating learning experiences.

Be sure to browse through our latest Course Calendar - we are certain that you will find much that appeals to you. Remember, however, that many courses fill up early. So the sooner you register in your chosen courses, the sooner you can begin your next educational adventure. Join the thousands of mid-Island residents who have benefitted from VIU ElderCollege, and register today!

VIU ElderCollege, celebrating 25 years in the community

Mission of VIU ElderCollege

To offer quality learning opportunities for older adults by providing a forum for the sharing of information and knowledge in communities served by Vancouver Island University.

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."
- Harry S. Truman

“encourages me to stretch my brain with new stimulation”
“inspirational new ideas and readings to expand my knowledge” 

Do course fees fit your budget?  If not, there's help.

If you want to attend a VIU ElderCollege course but find the fee problematic, please indicate at the time of registration that you require financial assistance.

Valid for one course per course calendar, membership fee not included.

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VIU policy permits refunds only if the withdrawal request is received at least 7 days prior to the start date of an ElderCollege course.  Extenuating circumstances may be considered if the request withdrawal is made later. 

Interview with VIU ElderCollege Program Coordinator, Regan McKeever and Dr. John Black with VIU Adventures in Mind

Seniors Staying Active - Shaw TV Nanaimo

Canada Learning Bond

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