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Bruce Wallace overseas the work of chemistry co-op student Ashley Larnder at AIDS Vancouver Island harm reduction site.

Drug checking project to help prevent overdoses

A unique UVic chemistry/social work collaboration is being piloted at Victoria harm reduction sites to provide a quick, accurate chemical analysis of drugs as a way to prevent overdoses and also evaluate drug-checking technologies.

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Why study at UVic?

UVic is one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. It also has a strong sense of community with opportunities to get involved. Asiyah Robinson (left) is President of the Muslim Student Society and Coordinator of Let's Talk Science.

Why study at UVic?
Julian Lum works in his lab at the Deeley Research Centre in Victoria.

Focus on sugar in new immune cell cancer research

UVic scientist Julian Lum has received a $1.08 million grant to research a new type of immunotherapy that factors a patient’s diet as a means of engineering natural immune cells to fight cancer.

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Witness blanket art installation

Audain professor makes history again

The Witness Blanket by Carey Newman, UVic’s sixth Audain Professor, is the centrepiece of a historic agreement with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, uniting Western legal principles with Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

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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.

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The deck of the Russian vessel, the Professor Kaganovsky

PhD student joins Year of the Salmon study

UVic geography PhD student Vishnu Perumthuruthil Suseelan spent six weeks on a ship in the Gulf of Alaska as part of the International Year of Salmon study.

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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.

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Shezell-Rae Sam wearing a cedar hat made by her grandmother

Ancient ways of knowing help heal

How does one "speak back" to violence experienced by Indigenous girls, young women, two-spirit youth, even whole communities impacted from centuries of oppression?

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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.

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Dynamic learning creates a natural advantage for our students.

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

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

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UVic acknowledges with respect…

We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen-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.

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Masterminds: Creating a "One Planet" region

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Visual arts BFA exhibit

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