Sa’Luqw’a’ Community Cousins

Peer Supports

Sa’Luqw’a’ Community Cousins is an Aboriginal mentorship program that builds leadership capacity among aboriginal students who are interested in sharing their success, strategies and tips to new incoming students in making a successful transition into post-secondary. It also create a sense of belonging and community.


  • Meet with new students as requested –
  • Campus Tours
  • Provide information on resources available on campus and in the community

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International Peer Helpers

The Peer Helper Program provides leadership opportunities to current VIU students who are inspired to make positive contributions to our campus community. Peer Helpers are dynamic leaders who possess the training and skills to support their peers through the stages of cultural adjustment.

New students have the opportunity to connect with Peer Helpers during International Student Orientation, or by sending an email to to request support from a Peer Helper.


  • Actively participate in peer helper training & leadership development sessions.
  • Assist with orientation duties, including new student check-in, ESL testing support, campus tours, ice breaker activities, computer account help & one-on-one support at the Peer Helper Help Desk or upon request.
  • Use skills from Peer Helper training to provide cultural adjustment support to new students & refer to appropriate campus or community resources where needed.
  • Participate in International Education initiatives, including discussion groups, festivals and events.
  • Partake in campus and community events and encourage involvement of new students.

Click here for more information and to request a Peer Helper! 
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Student Tech Tutors

A student technology tutor is a student lab assistant with the IT department who is interested in providing personalized technical guidance and coaching. Student Tech Tutors are technology ninjas who are ready to help you with the technology you need to complete your course assignments.


Tech Tutors can provide personalized technical support in:

  • using Microsoft Word or Powerpoint
  • using VIULearn (D2L)
  • proper file management
  • computer safety advice
  • privacy advice

Click here for more information and to see when the tech tutors are available!
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Math Learning Centre

VIU students are welcome to come and get help from fellow students. The centre is staffed by student-tutors selected from Vancouver Island University science programs.

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