Graduate Studies

Student with supervisor


The Faculty of Graduate Studies has an updated and expanded Graduate Supervision Policy clarifying the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in graduate student supervision.

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Aaron Mills


Indigenous law graduate student Aaron Mills wins top Canadian research award.

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Career Pathways

Career Pathways

What lies beyond graduate school for you?  Free career development workshops, offered through April 2017 to learn how to transition from grad school to a rewarding career.

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First Nations forestry

First Nations forestry

PhD student Kira Hoffman researches how the Great Bear Rainforest responded to human habitation.

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Ferry passengers contribute to research

Citizens help scientists

Graduate students analyze data collected from BC Ferries passengers to better understand ocean health.

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 Under water thesis defence

Taking academia underwater

Graduate student Mike Irvine donned flippers and a high-tech communications mask to defend his Master's project underwater in the Salish Sea.

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Graduate studies at UVic

Enter a world of scholarship and learning unlike any other. This is a place where expert community and hands-on exploration intersect with a desire to drive change.

For more than 50 years, the University of Victoria has fostered innovation at home and abroad. We continue to earn a reputation for quality that is respected around the globe. Consistently ranked one of the top research universities in Canada, UVic has a tradition of teaching excellence and is home to more than 160 graduate programs designed to take your learning to the next level.

Why choose UVic for your graduate studies?

As a graduate student at UVic, yours is a game-changing next step. This is a chance to shape your future and advance your academic, professional and career goals. Be part of an inclusive community of students, faculty and researchers who are willing to make their ideas count. Join the more than 3,000 graduate students already here; learn why you should choose UVic.

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

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