What is VIU ElderCollege?

VIU ElderCollege promotes self-directed lifelong learning

Established in 1993, VIU ElderCollege's purpose it to provide life-long learning opportunities for people who are 50 years or better in the communities from Ladysmith to Qualicum Beach.

Lifelong learning is widely recognized as important to an enriched and stimulating lifestyle and good mental health in today's rapidly changing world.

ElderCollege is a world-wide term used to promote life-long learning opportunities.  At Vancouver Island University, ElderCollege is geared towards community members who are 50 or better.

VIU ElderCollege is supported by a volunteer Board of Management. Courses are taught by volunteer instructors with the support of VIU staff and resources.