Why study at UVic?

UVic students during orientation
Whether you grew up down the street, transferring from another school or are new to Victoria, you're in for a warm welcome from the whole UVic community when you get here.

Discover your edge

The UVic Edge. It begins with our broad range of programs and extensive co-op program, continues through our stunning campus, and unfolds into a community that inspires you to do more.

Here, you don't just learn; you learn by doing. It's a combination of our extraordinary environment, hands-on learning opportunities, and desire to make an impact on the world around us.

Learn by doing

Student in the mountains

Peer through microscopes, gaze at the stars, dig into the past, and contemplate the future.

Make a difference

Student in a lab

Our students and faculty come up with big ideas and breakthroughs that will change the world.

Be inspired by nature

Student in the Finnerty Gardens

Live and learn in one of the best places on Earth and be energized by your surroundings.

See UVic in action

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Read what our students have to say

You've heard from us, now hear from our students. MyUVic Life features blog posts from current students, so that you can read first-hand about what life is really like at UVic.

Why You Should Go to UVic

April 6, 2016
Nature. Education. Community. Sunshine. These are why students love UVic. But why should you go to UVic? Unfortunately, noone can tell you which school is best for you. There is also no way you can know which school is best for you. The person you are now is...
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