High school counsellors

There are a number of ways for high school counsellors to keep up to date on the latest news from UVic. We do our best to keep in touch, and value the feedback you provide on how best to meet students' needs.

If you have specific questions, contact the recruitment officer for your region or email to arrange an appointment (in person, on the phone or online).

Counsellor events

UVic Counsellor Conference

If you're a high school counsellor in British Columbia, join us at UVic's annual Counsellor Conference on Friday, October 13, 2017. It's a great opportunity to connect with UVic recruiters, learn about our programs and services, and get the latest news from UVic.

The event includes a complimentary buffet breakfast and lunch, and free parking is available for all attendees.

Registration opens on August 31, 2017.

UVic Counsellor Brunches

Come to a UVic High School Counsellor Brunch to meet the recruitment officer working in your area, find out what's new at UVic and get answers to your important questions. You'll enjoy a delicious buffet-style breakfast while we update you on all things UVic, including important dates and deadlines, new scholarship opportunities and more!

City Event details Registration
Burnaby, BC December 5, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m. (PT)
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
Opens on August 31
Kelowna, BC December 6, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m. (PT)
Hotel Eldorado
Opens on August 31
Calgary, AB December 7, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m. (MT)
Hotel Blackfoot
Opens on August 31
Parksville, BC January 16, 2018
9:00-11:00 a.m. (PT)
Location to be announced
Opens on August 31
Victoria, BC February 21, 2018
9:00-11:00 a.m. (PT)
Location to be announced
Opens on August 31

Study Out West counsellor breakfasts

UVic partners with Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia to offer Study Out West counsellor breakfasts across Canada. These events include:

  • presentations on academic opportunities
  • updates from all three universities
  • discussions on the benefits of the BC lifestyle for students

The sessions conclude with question-and-answer periods to find out what works well for counsellors in the area, ways that our schools can provide better support, and trends in students and education.

City Schools Event details Registration
Edmonton, AB SFU & UVic September 28, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m. (ET)
Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South
Opens on August 31
Toronto, ON SFU & UVic October 4, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m. (ET)
Bayview Golf & Country Club
Opens on August 31
Ottawa, ON SFU, UBC & UVic October 12, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m. (ET)
Ottawa Conference & Event Centre
Opens on August 31
Winnipeg, MB SFU, UBC & UVic November 1, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m. (CT)
Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South
Opens on August 31

PSI-BC Counsellor Updates

Every fall, PSI-BC (Post-Secondary Institutions of BC) holds counsellor updates across the province. Visit the PSI-BC website for the latest information, including event dates and other resources for counsellors.

Get the counsellor bulletin

From September to June, we publish a newsletter specifically for Canadian school counsellors, covering updates on everything from admissions and recruitment events to the ongoing changes in our campus and community.

Sign up today by e-mailing us at with your name, email address, school name and province. Please use "e-bulletin sign-up" as the subject line.

Tours and campus visits

Encourage your students to visit UVic and talk to us in person. Options range from daily campus tours to our Discover UVic recruiting events.

Teachers and counsellors can also arrange customized school group tours through our Welcome Centre.

Take a virtual tour of UVic