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UVic students at orientation

Welcome, new and returning students!

Whether you're coming from down the street or across the globe, we're thrilled you've chosen UVic. New Student Welcome is Sept. 6, followed by six weeks of orientation events and programs.

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Bronze medalist Catharine Pendrel during her race. Photo credit: Cycling Canada

Vikes at Rio 2016

The Olympics are over, with three UVic connections bringing home medals for Canada including bronze medalist Catharine Pendrel (featured here; photo credit: Cycling Canada) on Aug. 20, with Lindsay Jennerich and Hilary Caldwell winning silver and bronze respectively. Next up, we look to the Paralympics.

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Visit UVic from anywhere in the world, virtually

Experience UVic's extraordinary academic environment from your desktop or mobile device. Follow UVic student tour guides as they walk you through the places they live and learn, and see why UVic's the right fit for you.

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Some of the student bloggers

A blog for students, by students

Life for a university student isn’t just essays, exams and ramen noodles. Follow the daily lives of 23 undergraduate students, one blog post at a time.

MyUVic Life blog
Caroline Cameron

Syphilis vaccine one step closer

An international team of scientists, co-led by UVic researcher Caroline Cameron, receives a new grant to develop a vaccine against the sexually transmitted infection currently affecting 36 million cases worldwide.

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Aerial view of the UVic campus

Discover your edge

Take a journey through Canada's most extraordinary academic environment where dynamic learning and vital impact come together to give you an edge.

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International perspective, global opportunities

UVic has 3,775 international students from 118 countries. We also have exchange opportunities and partnership agreements with organizations in over 60 countries.

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Nowell in Jordan

UVic paleoanthropologist makes Stone Age discovery

New research by a team led by April Nowell reveals surprisingly sophisticated adaptations by our Stone Age ancestors, thousands of years before Homo sapiens first evolved. Image: Nowell in Jordan (credit: Michael Bisson).

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Dynamic, hands-on learning; research that makes a vital impact; and discovery and innovation in Canada's most extraordinary academic environment provide an Edge that can't be found anywhere else.

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Dynamic learning

Dynamic learning

Dynamic learning creates a natural advantage for our students.

Dynamic learning

Vital impact

Vital impact

We tackle essential issues that matter—to people, places and the planet.

Vital impact

Extraordinary environment

Extraordinary environment

Our environment inspires us to defy boundaries and innovate in exciting ways.

Extraordinary environment

UVic stories


Decommissioning UVic greenhouses


UVic student helps analyse brainwaves of Buddhist monks in Everest


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