Community and Government Relations

Catalyst conversations
In June 2015, leaders from higher ed institutions and municipal government came together at UVic to explore opportunities for working together.

Welcome to the Office of Community and Government Relations. Our goal is to establish UVic as a recognized cornerstone of the community, committed to the sustainable social, cultural and economic development of our region and our nation.

The office of Community and Government Relations develops and sustains integrated institutional relationships in support of UVic’s core commitment to mutually beneficial engagement with our valued external partners.

Being collaborative and respectful of the continuing and complementary roles and responsibilities of other portfolios, we provide strategic advice and expertise to:

  1. Engage with provincial and federal governments, the post-secondary sector and other organizations to advance collaborative opportunities, policy, and resources as well as UVic’s specific files
  2. Steward purposeful institutional relationships with local communities and governments to ensure that UVic is a good neighbour within the region, and
  3. Counsel academic and service units and potential partners regarding current and emerging community, corporate and government opportunities for engagement