President Jamie Cassels

Video now available for President's Campus Update

During the President's Campus Update on Oct. 5, President Cassels reviewed some highlights from the past year, reflected on our progress, and shared some thoughts about areas of focus and direction for the coming year.

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President's update on TRC report

We are drawing inspiration from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report to renew our commitment to contributing to reconciliation with Canada's Indigenous Peoples and working towards the goal of closing the educational achievement gap.

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New initiative to support UVic students "on the go"

A new suite of student mobility initiatives launched by President Cassels helps support even more learning opportunities for UVic students "on the go" through co-op placements, field school, work study and student internships within Canada and internationally.

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Staff at the UVic Edge launch event

Bringing the UVic Edge to life

It's our role as UVic community members to ensure we tell a clear, consistent, and compelling story to the world about who we are, what we do and why we matter.

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Jamie Cassels at a podium

A nationally recognized teacher and administrator

Cassels is a legal scholar of international stature, a nationally recognized master teacher and a talented university administrator noted for outstanding leadership and vision.

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The Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award (JCURA)

The JCURA program, which began in 2009, offers undergraduates a unique opportunity to conduct research on a topic they are interested in while working collaboratively with faculty members.

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Office of the President

UVic has an international reputation as one of Canada's finest research-intensive universities—indeed, among the best in the world. This is due to the efforts of its outstanding faculty, students, staff and leaders, and support from our donors, alumni, and our many public and private sector partners. 

Jamie Cassels, QC
President, University of Victoria

About the president

UVic President Jamie Cassels

Professor Jamie Cassels is the University of Victoria's seventh president. Cassels is a legal scholar of international stature, a nationally recognized master teacher, and a talented university administrator noted for outstanding leadership and vision.

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UVic's strategic plan

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In January 2012, the University of Victoria adopted its fourth multi-year strategic plan. As the university continues to move forward on implementing this plan, it will, under the leadership of President Cassels, work to identify its highest strategic priorities within the plan.

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The UVic Edge

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In 2014, we set out to deepen our understanding of why faculty, staff, students and partners choose UVic. The result is three ingredients that define who we are today and set a bold path for how we will remain a university of choice in the future:

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