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Student support for…

Orientation staff and volunteers

Orientation staff getting ready for the first few weeks of classes.

We're here to help

UVic has a strong and diverse community to support our students in many ways. Learn about support for:

Prospective students and their parents

Thinking about whether UVic is the right fit for you? Here are some links to check out:

Current students

Student Health 101 is a free e-health and wellness magazine for UVic students.  For the latest on health and wellness info, study tips etc. check out this month's edition of Student Health 101.  If you would like to receive Student Health 101 each month to your email please contact Sara Wegwitz, Health Services.

Indigenous students

UVic offers a diverse and welcoming network of support systems - it's part of our commitment to the well-being of Indigenous students.

First Peoples House, completed in 2009, creates an academic and cultural centre for Indigenous students, and a welcoming space on campus for the broader community. Designed by Alfred Waugh Architect of Vancouver in the Coast Salish style, the House includes academic, administrative and ceremonial spaces.

Indigenous students have access to a variety of culturally relevant services, including the Native Student Union. The Office of Indigenous Affairs can help you access services and programs and support you while on campus. They produce a wide range of events including the Indigenous Week of Welcome in September.

Learn more about support for Indigenous students at UVic.

International students

Over 1600 international students from 100 countries choose UVic each year.

Life at UVic is diverse and inclusive. Over 70 per cent of students come from outside Victoria and you’ll find a strong sense of community. Learn more about student life.

The Office of International Affairs recruits international students, offers exchange and study abroad programs and encourages students and faculty to engage in international development projects.

UVic student satisfaction is 97 per cent and we’re consistently ranked one of the top-ranked universities in Canada.

Learn more about support at UVic for international students.

Students with a disability

At UVic we promote educational equity for students with disabilities and support them in achieving their academic goals.

The Resource Centre for Students with a Disability (RCSD) provides services and coordinates academic accommodations for students. They also act as a resource to faculty and work with the university community to help create a more accessible learning environment.

For the purposes of accessing RCSD services and supports, a disability includes any long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment that may affect a student's performance in an academic setting. A disability may be permanent, long-term, or recurring in nature.

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