There's more to university life than classes. At UVic you can get involved with a wide variety of events, experiences, clubs and societies.
Graduate student Jonny Morris (Child and Youth Care) has been making a difference in the lives of young people ever since his school days in England where he set up a peer-helping program in response to bullying.
During his UVic studies Jonny volunteered for the NEED crisis line and instituted a suicide prevention program during a practicum term at Parkland Secondary School in Sidney.
Jonny has contributed to campus life as a residence advisor, held an elected position on the student society as a director at large and was a student representative on the UVic senate. He was awarded the Blue and Gold award for his volunteer contributions at UVic and in the community while maintaining excellent academic standing.
Two Health Information Science co-op students are working while they learn at the BC Cancer Agency:
Meg Bishop is working with a radiation oncologist (specialized physicians) to develop, implement, and evaluate an electronic prescription process for radiation therapy at the Vancouver Island Cancer Centre.
Melissa Clarke is working on a research project to determine the uptake of telemedicine use in oncology throughout the province of British Columbia.
Sense of community
Our students feel a sense of belonging, community and connection. Here are some of their experiences.
Undergraduate student experiences:
Johanne Roy recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program gave her the opportunity to step back and really look at how she practiced, and to bring it to a higher level. Read more about Johanne.
Graduate student experiences:
Melissa Hyland (Social Work) chose UVic because they had an Indigenous-focused program in Social Work. She has gone on to create a job for herself with BC's Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Read more about Melissa.