Become an Instructor

VIU ElderCollege instructors do not need previous teaching experience, they just need to love their topic and be able to communicate it well to their students!


  • Interested and interesting students

  • Lively classes, sometimes with over 1000 years of life experience

  • An enthusiastic and participatory environment

  • 3 to 12 hours of teaching, rather than a full semester

  • No exams or assignments to grade

  • Invitations to special events

  • Complimentary VIU ElderCollege membership and a free VIU ElderCollege course for each course taught

  • Access to the VIU Nanaimo Campus Library while teaching

  • A small monetary stipend

  • Reimbursement for parking at the Nanaimo Campus during instructional hours

Complete the Course Proposal Form online:

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