Graduate Studies

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UVic's first 3 Minute Thesis winner is announced

Jessica Rourke, PhD student in psychology, declared the winner of UVic's first Three Minute Thesis competition for her compelling presentation about self-forgiveness.  Second place and People's Choice Award went to physics and astronomy PhD student Samantha Harder.

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Renee O'Leary


PhD student Renee O'Leary aims to provide e-cig users and the public health community with hard data and accurate information on the popular devices.

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Tim Personn - Vanier Scholarship recipient


PhD student Tim Personn wins top spot of all social sciences and humanities recipients of the 2013 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.  He and four other PhD students - Justin Karr, Chong-Su Kim, Aaron Mills and Leigh Wicki-Stordeur receive $50,000 per year for three years.

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Nick Stanger and Sam May

Transformative Places

Doctoral student and SSHRC recipient Nick Stanger researches how learning that occurs within childhood places has lasting effects on our lives.

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Crystal Tremblay - inspiring teacher


Geography PhD student Crystal Tremblay works to make people's lives better in Canada and Brazil.

Adam Taylor - Silver medal (non-thesis winner)


Lieutenant Governor's Silver Medal (top master's other than thesis, all faculties) recipient Adam Taylor is taking his passion for Victorian literature back to Portland, Oregon.

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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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