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Welcome, new and returning students!

Whether you're a new or returning student, there's bound to be a welcome event on campus for you. Download our new guidebook app to view upcoming events, customize your schedule and connect with other students.

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Media tour CARSA in hardhats

CARSA in the news

Local media took part in a tour of UVic's Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities on Aug. 6 for a sneak peek inside the new facility. CARSA opens in spring 2015.

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Learning a language is about more than just words

That's lesson number one for the more than 700 students on campus this month studying English as a second language.

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Summer at UVic

Lazy days of summer? Don't be so sure! There's a lot more going on at UVic in the summer than you might think.

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Shawn Curé plays the "Hnefatafl" board game constructed by his anthropology group

Anthropology students at the Royal BC Museum

The new Vikings exhibition is providing an opportunity for UVic anthropology students like Shawn Curé, shown here with his Hnefatafl board game, to gain knowledge of Viking culture and share in community education.

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Colonial Legacies Field School, South Africa

UVic students are reflecting this summer about three weeks in May 2014 on a trip to northeastern Limpopo Province to explore the history of colonialism. (L-R: UVic student Susanna Peterson plays with Locate Ngobeni in Nkambako village.)

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Funny guy shares writing tips

Award-winning author, journalist, playwright, screenwriter, Leiren-Young is UVic’s next 2014 Harvey Stevenson Southam Lecturer in Journalism and Nonfiction—the first UVic alumnus to hold the Southam position.

SSHRC-funded project examines Japanese Canadian dispossession

A seven-year, multi-partner project led by UVic will explore the shameful history of dispossession during the 1940s will culminate in a cross-country museum exhibition in 2019. On Aug. 27, the federal government announced a $2.5-million partnership grant.

Indigenous mapping initiatives powered by Google

UVic is continuing its leadership with collaborative Indigenous mapping research by bringing together more than 100 representatives from Indigenous organizations across Canada for a four-day intensive workshop beginning Aug. 25.