University of Victoria

Dr. John Borrows in Cape Croker on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario

The Edge is here

Vital impact drives our sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet.

Vital impact
Nathalie Ban

Healthy ocean = Healthy communities

Engaging BC's coastal communities in marine conservation is the path to a sustainable future.

Healthy ocean
Close up of Indigenous artifacts

UVic's first Indigenous plan

The plan sets out ambitious goals and clear accountability to increase educational opportunities and success for Indigenous students and further develop education, research, outreach and engagement initiatives with an Indigenous focus.

UVic news
Ryan Beaton

Tackling First Nations land claims process

Ryan Beaton is not your typical law student. His willingness to ask the big questions no one else wants to ask has contributed to him receiving a 2017 Trudeau Scholarship—one of the most prestigious awards in the country.

The Ring
Co-op student measuring a snake's width

Gain paid, relevant work experience

Through co-op, you can alternate class terms with work terms in jobs related to your field of study. If you're a second-year student or higher, apply now and launch your career! 

UVic Co-op
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
Napoleon, Baum and Loppie on the UVic campus

Scholars named to "rising star" national college

Three UVic researchers known for their passion and commitment to some of the most significant issues facing the country and the planet have been named to the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

The Ring
Students volunteering on a farm during Project Serve Day

Project Serve Day

Join a team of UVic student and alumni for Project Serve Day, Sept. 30. Make a difference in our community by volunteering with non-profit organizations throughout Victoria and Vancouver Island.


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.

Learn more about the UVic Edge. Become a student. Partner with us.


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

Territory acknowledgement

cedar basket weaving

UVic acknowledges with respect…

We acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Our Indigenous focus

UVic stories


Sept. 26-30

Orange Shirt Day


Territory acknowledgement


Meet UVic's Chancellor


Students learn to ice-jig for fish


Environmental Studies co-op student Sean Higgins at Floe Lake after a sunrise wildlife survey. #coopphotooftheday


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Sustainability in action


RT @uvic: Drop in for cake & conversation to celebrate the reappointment of Chancellor @RogersShelagh. Sept. 26: 3:15-4:15pm. Petch Fountaiā€¦

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