A university of partnerships

Media tour CARSA in hardhats

CARSA in the news

Local media took part in a tour of UVic's Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities on Aug. 6 for a sneak peek inside the new facility. CARSA opens in spring 2015.

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Co-op puts knowledge and careers in motion

UVic's spring Community Report looks at how the combination of our research-enriched learning environment and thriving co-op education program provides reciprocal benefits for students and our region's economy.

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Solar roof

Solar energy mapping in Victoria

Victoria's rooftops are prime sun spots—and through a partnership between the City of Victoria, NSERC and UVic, geography grad student Chris Krasowski is helping to map the best places to install solar panels across the city.

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Two people in First Peoples House

Indigenous master's a Canadian first

A new UVic program is the first in Canada to offer a master's degree in Indigenous counselling and will directly address the urgent needs for professional counsellors able to provide culturally relevant counselling services to Indigenous individuals, families and communities.

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Partnership recognized for reductions in bullying

WITS anti-bullying program's community partnerships recognized with a major award from the Canadian Institute of Health Research.

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Helping BC's Indigenous peoples preserve their rich botanical heritage

University of Victoria ethnobotanist Nancy Turner has devoted her academic career to researching the pivotal role plant resources play in Aboriginal cultures and languages.

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Get involved with UVic

We value the support of community members and welcome your participation in life on campus.

Become a friend of UVic

Friends of UVic are community members who volunteer their time to enrich and extend the activities of the university.

Book a speaker

The UVic Speakers Bureau is a community service provided by volunteer speakers from among the faculty, staff, graduate students and retirees who teach, conduct research, study and work at the University of Victoria.

Serve on a committee

Some UVic committees also welcome interested community members for varying terms.

Information on ways you can serve on a university committee coming soon.