University of Victoria

Dr. Bernie Pauly by the water

The Edge is here

Vital impact drives our sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet.

Vital impact
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
Outgoing editor John Barton in Malahat Review office at UVic

50th anniversary of literary journal

The first edition of The Malahat Review came off the presses the same year as Expo ’67. This revered literary journal is now celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The Ring
Co-op student measuring a snake's width

Gain paid, relevant work experience

Through co-op, you can alternate class terms with work terms in jobs related to your field of study. If you're a second-year student or higher, discover the potential and launch your career.

UVic Co-op
Aerial photo of the UVic 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
Penelakut Elder Auggie Sylvester sharing Indigenous histories of Portland Island with students Mike Graeme and Tessa Gaudet

Sacred places

Mapping tools help Coast Salish communities and Parks Canada protect ancestral sites.

UVic knowlEDGE
Students studying medieval manuscripts in the library

Learn by doing

The world is interconnected and ever-evolving. Learning should be too. That's why our undergraduate students are immersed in hands-on learning opportunities.

Undergraduate studies
Graduate students working in a psychology research lab

Research that matters

Join the more than 3,000 graduate students studying at our extraordinary academic environment and make an impact on issues that matter to people, places and the planet.

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


Engineering programs get funds to expand


Indigenous health inequities


Feb. 4

Creating the Future


The deadline for humanities and fine arts co-op program applications is Friday, January 19th!…


Research Reels video showcase


Territory acknowledgement


Student writing contest


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