First aid services are provided by trained Occupational First Aid Attendants to all persons on campus. To access these services, please follow the instructions below.

Nanaimo Campus – To summon first aid or emergency medical services,

  • Dial 6600 from any internal phone.
  • Dial 250-740-6600 from your cell phone
  • If 911 is called, please have someone nearby call 250-740-6600 to report the incident to VIU
  • Use one of the Blue Assistance poles or Yellow Emergency Call Boxes on the Nanaimo Campus (a map of assistance phone locations)
  • Two drop in First Aid stations are available on the Nanaimo campus for minor injuries during business hours. They are located in the gymnasium (Building 190) at the front reception desk and in the Security Office (Building 315).
  • Campus First Aid is equipped with Naloxone kits
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) locations

Cowichan – To summon first aid or emergency medical services,

  • Dial local 6600 from any internal phone.
  • Dial 1-250-740-6600 from your cell phone.
  • If 911 is called, please have someone nearby call 1-250-740-6600 to report the incident to VIU
  • Use the Blue Assistance Pole located in the parking lot or at the front door of the main campus.
  • Campus First Aid is equipped with Naloxone kits
  • AED is located across from Welcome Desk at Main Campus

Parksville/Qualicum – To summon first aid or emergency medical services,

  • Dial 250-951-3000
  • If 911 is called, please have someone nearby call 250-951-3000
  • AED located on main floor in Lobby

Powell River – To summon first aid or emergency medical services,

  • Dial local 8121 from any internal phone.
  • Call 604-485-2878 from your cell phone.
  • If 911 is called, please have someone nearby call 604-485-2878 to report the incident to VIU
  • Campus First Aid is equipped with Naloxone kits
  • AED located at main office

Deep Bay - To summon first aid or emergency medical services

  • Find a VIU employee working at the site
  • After hours or if building is locked, use the Yellow emergency call box that is located outside the main entrance
  • If 911 is called, please inform VIU employee(s) at the site
  • AED located at main office

To report an incident, please fill out the  VIU Incident Report and Incident Investigation Form and email it to us.

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