Why physics and astronomy at UVic?

At UVic, our undergraduate students are immersed in dynamic learning that's fueled by research-inspired insights and hands-on experiences.

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Meet our faculty

Our faculty and instructors believe the best way to learn, discover and create—even for highly trained physicists—is by doing.

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Reaching for the stars

A UVic-led project known as Raven has developed a new way to improve our views of the night sky using cutting-edge adaptive optics.

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Discover the night sky

Every Wednesday night, we offer Astronomy Open Houses. Everyone is welcome to come view the night sky through UVic's fully automated telescope.

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UVic: The EDGE is here

Graduate student Marla Cervantes designs components for the UVic-led Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory (ARIEL) at Canada's TRIUMF lab. ARIEL will dramatically increase rare isotope production for scientific research while creating health and economic benefits for Canadians.

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Learn. Inquire. Discover.

Undergraduate

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Earn a BSc degree in physics and astronomy or customize with a combined degree program. Work while you learn through our optional Co-op program.

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Graduate

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Engage in research within our MSc and PhD programs while working with internationally-recognized faculty.

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