Great Moments database
Since its establishment as an independent university on July 1st, 1963, UVic has seen many historical and significant moments throughout its 50 year history. We asked students, alumni, staff, faculty, retirees and community members to nominate their "great moments" from UVic's history. All nominated moments were reviewed by a committee. The result is over 200 nominations which range from institutional, individual or departmental memories. All moments have been reproduced as they were submitted.
How to use the database
The Great Moments have been divided by decade: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Moments found in Other span several decades or are not date specific. Click on the buttons below to go straight to the list of nominated great moments in that category. Enjoy browsing!
Do any of the Great Moments spark your own memories of UVic? Whilst the great moments database is now closed, you can post your memories on the Facebook 50th anniversary page or tweet them to @UVic50. Use the hash tag: #greatmoments. Alternatively, send your memories via email and we will share them on your behalf on our social media.