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Buckley by a stream holding a cup of water

Detecting mining's toxic leftovers in water

Heather Buckley's research aims to develop a low-cost test strip that identifies health-threatening levels of common water contaminants leftover from mining.

UVic knowlEDGE
Some of the student bloggers

A blog for students, by students

Life for a university student isn’t just essays, exams and ramen noodles. Follow the daily lives of 23 undergraduate students, one blog post at a time.

MyUVic Life blog
Julia Baum in SCUBA gear underwater at Kiritimati Island

Ecologist's global impact earns national award

Marine biologist Julia Baum—an international rising star in marine conservation ecology and an outspoken advocate for science-based decisions on issues such as climate change and overfishing—is UVic's newest Steacie Fellow.

UVic News
Devesh Bharadwaj on a West Coast beach in front of a waterfall

Explore your world

Undergraduate student Devesh Bharadwaj came to UVic from India to research how to mix saltwater and freshwater to harness renewable energy. Find out how you too can become a UVic student and make an impact.

Admission requirements
L-R: Graduate students Kaitlin Findlay, Maleea Acker and Cassandre Campeau-Bouthillier (with replica skulls)

Discovering. Innovating. Inspiring. Leading.

The REACH Awards celebrate UVic's extraordinary researchers and teachers who transform lives in the classroom and beyond. L-R: Graduate students Kaitlin Findlay, Maleea Acker and Cassandre Campeau-Bouthillier (with replica skulls).

The Ring
Two students walking across campus

Visit UVic from anywhere in the world, virtually

Experience UVic's extraordinary academic environment from your desktop or mobile device. Follow UVic student tour guides as they walk you through the places they live and learn, and see why UVic's the right fit for you.

Virtual tour
Students studying medieval manuscripts in the library

Learn by doing

Our undergraduate students are immersed in hands-on learning. Like Nick Birch and Tyler Rhodes who, through an entrepreneurial co-op work term, formed their own company to build a tree-planting robot.

Undergraduate studies
Graduate student using the telescope

Research that matters

With over 160 different graduate programs, you can explore important topics that interest you while getting field experience and hands-on with the latest technologies.

Graduate studies

Dynamic, hands-on learning; research that makes a vital impact; and discovery and innovation in Canada's most extraordinary academic environment provide an Edge that can't be found anywhere else.

Learn more about the UVic Edge. Become a student. Partner with us.


Dynamic learning

Dynamic learning

Dynamic learning creates a natural advantage for our students.

Dynamic learning

Vital impact

Vital impact

We tackle essential issues that matter—to people, places and the planet.

Vital impact

Extraordinary environment

Extraordinary environment

Our environment inspires us to defy boundaries and innovate in exciting ways.

Extraordinary environment

Territory acknowledgement

cedar basket weaving

UVic acknowledges with respect…

We acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Our Indigenous focus

UVic stories


ONC and Tsleil-Waututh Nation to monitor Burrard Inlet


Students' mini satellite project


Student housing tour


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RT @uviccoopcareer: Inspiration for your photo submission... a Geography co-op student performing an eelgrass and fish species survey! #coo


UVic like you've never seen it before!


Sustainability in action


RT @uvic: Whether you’re interested in gravity, relativity, quantum mechanics or galaxies, we have a program that's…

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