University Health Services
Welcome to University Health Services!
University Health Services (UHS) provides a full service primary health clinic for students, and coordinates healthy student and campus initiatives. We encourage students to use UHS as their primary point of health care while at UVic. We are located at the Petersen Health Centre.
News and Events
The University of Victoria is participating in the National College Health Assessment in February/March 2016. This survey will be sent to a random selection of undergraduate and graduate students at UVic by email and will cover a variety of health topics relating to students.
Invitiations will be sent on Feburary 15, 2016, so keep your eyes on your inbox!
If you are selected and complete the survey, you will get a chance to win an iPad Mini or one of two $100 gift cards to the UVic Bookstore!
Results from this survey will provide UVic with valuable information about the health of our student population and direct us in improving services, so we hope that you will participate if you receive an invite.
For more info, see the NCHA info page.
The program is now full for the 2016 winter semester, but applications will be accepted for the fall 2016 semester starting in August.
Student Health Ambassador and Peer Educator (SHAPE) Volunteer Program is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of students committed to providing valuable health and wellness resources and programs to the university community.
- Learning/training in Health and Wellness topics
- Mentorship & goal-setting with professional staff
- Skill development through innovative planning and experiences
- Connection to the campus community
- Meeting other students with similar interests
- Making meaningful contributions to the well-being of other UVic students
You are on your way to becoming a SHAPE member if you meet the following requirements:
- Must have a keen and passionate interest in Health and Wellness
- Dependable: You are your word!
- Professional and collaborative approach
- Friendly, inclusive attitude, and welcoming
- Motivated and wanting to inspire self and others
- You are able to attend SHAPE Training. This is a full-day event that will take place on Sunday, in late September
- Attend weekly 1 hour meetings (none in April)
- You can commit to a full semester of volunteering. Time requirements can fluctuate and will average a minimum of 3 hours/week
For more information please directly contact Annie Lucas, RN(C), Student Engagement, by email: email@example.com
The Okanagan Charter is an outcome of the 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges held in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. The Charter development process engaged researchers, practitioners, administrators, students and policy makers from 45 countries. We invite you to use and disseminate the Charter at UVic and within your networks. The Conference Planning Committee and Charter Working Group will continue to work on next steps to activate the Charter messages. Through global contribution and collaboration, we have created a Charter that will guide and inspire health promotion action within higher education for years to come.
See results from the National College Health Assessment, a health study undertaken by UVic in Spring 2013. These fact sheets provide a snapshot of student health habits, behaviors & perceptions:
University of Victoria Health Services 2014-15 Annual Report offers health highlights of the student population; outlines the primary health care leadership framework used to guide our improvement process, and reports on our triple aim of improving the student health experience, enhancing population and campus health, and advancing service excellence.
In recognition of the importance of student wellbeing, all UVic students are being provided with a monthly electronic issue of Student Health 101, an online magazine for university students covering a variety of topics related to health and wellness. Keep your eyes on your inbox, or visit http://read101.ca/uvic.html.
The Orientation issue of Student Health 101 is available for access as well.
For more information about Student Health 101, please see the UVic Student Health 101 Info Page.