Office of the Vice-President Academic & Provost (VPAC)


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About VPAC

Our office is responsible for setting the strategic direction and academic priorities of the university and leading UVic's integrated planning process. Positions reporting to the vice-president include three associate vice-presidents, eleven deans, the university librarian, head of division of medical sciences, executive director of co-op education and career services, director of institutional planning and analysis, director of faculty relations and the executive director of CanAssist.

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Welcome to the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost (VPAC)

VPAC is committed to:

  • fostering an environment of academic excellence and innovation
  • ensuring outstanding experiences for students
  • integrating teaching, learning, research and civic engagement across the disciplines
  • advancing inspired teaching in our classrooms
  • championing equity and diversity excellence across campus
  • recruiting faculty of the highest national and international standards
  • supporting rewarding career development for faculty, librarians and academic leaders

How can we help you?

VPAC is the primary contact for faculty and librarian relations matters at UVic. This is the place to find resource documents such as the Collective Agreement, forms, and how to... guides on topics such as recruitment, study leave, and accommodating medical leave.  

Our comprehensive faculty and librarian guide will help you to navigate your career at UVic, from day one through to retirement.   

If you're new to campus, or wondering about current openings for faculty, librarians or academic administrators, our Opportunities site offers great tips on getting settled and life in Victoria

Our academic administrators guide focuses on the roles of deans, chairs, directors, associate deans and the university librarian.

As well as offering helpful information and links corresponding to your key areas of responsibility, this guide also links to step-by-step instructions for VPAC procedures, a great leadership library, and a calendar of academic deadlines and academic leadership events hosted by VPAC throughout the year.

Our office is responsible for ensuring that all current and future UVic programs are of the highest quality: student centered, informed by research, evolving, and experiential.

Look in our resource documents to find how to guides for successfully planning new programs and information about participating in academic reviews, including examples of past reviews. 

UVic's commitment to sustainability resulted in a gold rating in 2014 in the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).  UVic is the fifth Canadian university to achieve a gold rating under the STARS system, and the first using the updated version 2.0 reporting system. Sustainability issues are addressed in a large number of academic courses and programs. Students in many programs have an opportunity to engage in coursework, fieldwork, and research projects involving aspects environmental and social sustainability. Only 56 or approximately 18 per cent of the 300 institutions in Canada and the US who have participated in STARS have received a gold rating.  The university’s STARS full report is available at: