The Edge of Achievement

Student researcher in the woods

Welcome to the UVic Edge

UVic is among top institutions for sustainable practices, and our international perspectives drive teaching and reasearch.

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Dynamic learning

Every UVic student is immersed in dynamic learning fuelled by research-inspired insights and hands-on experiences.

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Student researcher in a lab

Vital impact

Our students and faculty are driven by a commitment to the urgent issues that matter to people, places and the planet.

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Ecology students in the field

Extraordinary environment

Our Pacific Rim location breeds a passion for exploration, inspiring us to defy boundaries, discover and innovate.

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40 years after launching one of Canada's largest co-op programs, UVic celebrated its 75,000th co-op placement.

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UVic President Jamie Cassels

"The UVic Edge is the combination of dynamic learning, vital impact and an extraordinary academic environment that can't be found elsewhere in the world.

This describes the advantage students gain by coming here; the committment we've made to research that makes a difference; and the special characteristics of our academic community." 

— UVic President Jamie Cassels