School counsellors

Counselling, assistance and support
We work to earn your confidence in recommending and sending students to our campus.

As a counsellor, your insight into the student experience is highly valued. Our mission is to keep in close touch and inform you about the university's latest developments and opportunities. Likewise, we want to hear from you how to best meet students' needs.

If you'd like to book an individual appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers, please email recruits@uvic.ca or call us at 250-721-8121.

We send out a monthly email specifically for counsellors between September and June, covering changes that might impact your students. Sign up today (make sure to include your name, email, school name, province/state and country). Please use "e-bulletin sign up" as the subject line.

Individual tours are available Monday through Saturday at 1 pm. Have your students visit the campus tours page for more information.

School visits

We also offer a school visit program for school groups from grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 to experience life at UVic. These visits can take around three hours and can be customized to include:

  • campus tour (up to 90 minutes)
  • question and answer period with a recruitment/admission officer
  • presentation on co-operative education opportunities for students
  • student panel where current UVic students will share their experiences

School visits may be booked online by counsellors or teachers only, and must be arranged a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Our team of Student Recruitment Officers will be traveling around North America and to select countries to meet with students, parents and counsellors who are interested in learning more about what UVic has to offer. Check our list of upcoming events to see if we'll be in your area:

Spring 2014 - Canadian travel schedule:

Dates Location Contact
Feb 3-19 Ontario Remy
Feb 3-7 Lower Mainland Tracey
Feb 3-7 Vancouver Island Hannah
Feb 10-14 Okanagan Claire
Feb 17-20 Lower Mainland Tracey
Feb 17-20 Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island (colleges and universities) Brian
Feb 24-27 Calgary Lauren
Feb 24-28 Vancouver Island Hannah
Apr 7-11 Vancouver Island Hannah
Apr 14-17 Lower Mainland Tracey
Apr 14-17 Vancouver Island Hannah

Spring 2014 - International travel schedule:

Dates Location Contact
Jan 27-31 India Sue
Feb 11-13 Seattle Heather
Feb 12-April 12 China Qi
Feb 22-Mar 2 Mexico Heather
March 1-6 Denmark Sue
Mar 17-27 Korea Qi
Mar 28-31 Vietnam Qi
Apr 1-11 Oslo, Copenhagen and Germany Angela
Apr 7-10 Hawaii/NACAC Heather
Apr 22-May 1 Southern California/NACAC Angela
Apr 25-29 Seattle and Portland/PNACAC Sue
Apr 30-May 2 Santa Fe Heather
May 3-10 Northern California/WACAC Heather