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Welcome, new and returning students!

Whether you're coming from down the street or across the globe, we're thrilled you've chosen UVic. New Student Welcome is Sept. 6, followed by six weeks of orientation events and programs.

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A blog for students, by students

Life for a university student isn’t just essays, exams and ramen noodles. Follow the daily lives of 23 undergraduate students, one blog post at a time.

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GlobalChild aims to improve children's rights

A new monitoring and reporting platform being developed by UVic will improve a country's ability to comply with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Bronze medalist Catharine Pendrel during her race. Photo credit: Cycling Canada

Vikes at Rio 2016

The Olympics are over, with three UVic connections bringing home medals for Canada including bronze medalist Catharine Pendrel (featured here; photo credit: Cycling Canada) on Aug. 20, with Lindsay Jennerich and Hilary Caldwell winning silver and bronze respectively. Next up, we look to the Paralympics.

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Visit UVic from anywhere in the world, virtually

Experience UVic's extraordinary academic environment from your desktop or mobile device. Follow UVic student tour guides as they walk you through the places they live and learn, and see why UVic's the right fit for you.

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Discover your edge

Take a journey through Canada's most extraordinary academic environment where dynamic learning and vital impact come together to give you an edge.

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Caroline Cameron

Syphilis vaccine one step closer

An international team of scientists, co-led by UVic researcher Caroline Cameron, receives a new grant to develop a vaccine against the sexually transmitted infection currently affecting 36 million cases worldwide.

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Nowell in Jordan

UVic paleoanthropologist makes Stone Age discovery

New research by a team led by April Nowell reveals surprisingly sophisticated adaptations by our Stone Age ancestors, thousands of years before Homo sapiens first evolved. Image: Nowell in Jordan (credit: Michael Bisson).

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Dynamic, hands-on learning; research that makes a vital impact; and discovery and innovation in Canada's most extraordinary academic environment provide an Edge that can't be found anywhere else.

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We tackle essential issues that matter—to people, places and the planet.

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Decommissioning UVic greenhouses

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UVic student helps analyse brainwaves of Buddhist monks in Everest

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