A university of campus-wide connections

Nursing professor and 3M Teaching Fellow Dr. Gweneth Doane (far right) and former PhD student Lorelei Newton.
Nursing professor and 3M Teaching Fellow Dr. Gweneth Doane (far right) and former PhD student Lorelei Newton.

UVic is a destination university, attracting students, staff and faculty from all backgrounds and stages of life.

More than two-thirds of our students come from outside greater Victoria, creating a vibrant and welcoming campus community. Our population comes from across BC, Canada and the world, and our research, teaching and community partnerships span the globe.

In the classroom, faculty encourage the active participation of students from all backgrounds to promote a deep awareness of cultural and international concerns.

Office of Indigenous Affairs

The Office of Indigenous Affairs, housed in the newly completed First Peoples House, provides leadership in promoting and supporting UVic's many and growing Indigenous initiatives. These initiatives include academic programs, protocol activities and student support services.

Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs recruits international students, offers exchange and study abroad programs.

OIA strives to enhance student mobility, to advocate internationalization of the curriculum, to improve international presence and capacity on campus and to promote international events and activities.

Their office supports UVic staff, students and faculty in realizing their goals internationally. The Office of International Affairs team is committed to advocating internationalization and world-mindedness across UVic.

Learning and Teaching Centre

The Learning and Teaching Centre helps instructors and departments integrate key diversity and international perspectives in their courses and programs, regardless of topic area.

The centre also produces publications to assist instructors in making courses welcoming, engaging and accessible for all students.


Multifaith Services

Multifaith Services has 11 chaplains representing Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faith traditions.

They work together to offer a model of cooperation and respect in a diverse community.

Our campus is a vibrant cultural centre

Over 500,000 visitors attend our events each year. These include plays, concerts, ceremonies, art exhibitions, conferences, continuing studies programs, public lectures, films and athletic events.