A university of partnerships

Staff cheering outside of the CARSA building

Grand opening of UVic's CARSA

UVic's new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities is open for operation following a busy weekend of public open house celebrations and CARSA's grand opening on May 1.

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Woman and kids playing with water tap

Rain garden makes a splash for local school

Thanks to UVic master's student Catherine Orr, a new rainwater system and rain garden are now working, entertaining and educating at a local school.

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CARSA climbing wall

Peninsula Co-op is CARSA’s first corporate naming partner

UVic, thanks to support from its first corporate naming partner, is one step closer to fulfilling the vision for CARSA, opening in 2015. On Nov. 4, a key focal point was named: the Peninsula Co-op Climbing Wall. (Photo: UVic and Peninsula Co-op officials at the base of the newly named wall.)

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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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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.