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West Coast forest

Ideafest returns to UVic, March 4-9

This year's Ideafest festival features over 40 events, including a tour showcasing the Centre for Forest Biology’s fascinating tree research. All events are free and open to the public.

Ideafest 2019
UVic faculty member Helga Thorson in her office with many books

One of only 10 for 2019 3M Teaching Awards

Helga Thorson is the 12th UVic scholar—and one of only 10 researchers this year—to win Canada's most prestigious award for excellence in teaching, the 3M National Teaching Fellowship.

The Ring
Two UVic students on a bench by the UVic fountain

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?
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
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
UVic researchers Tim Stockwell and Bernie Pauly outside by storage containers

Trailblazing harm reduction

UVic researchers find that Managed Alcohol Programs serve an often-overlooked vulnerable population.

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.

Undergraduate admissions
In the Arctic, community collaborators like Amanda Dumond, Manager of the Hunters and Trappers Organization in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, contribute local expertise and Inuit knowledge to guide sea ice research led by Maia Hoeberechts of UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada.

Home to Canada’s leading ocean and climate research

UVic finds strength in research partnerships in all three of Canada's oceans. In the Arctic, community collaborators provide local expertise and Inuit knowledge to guide sea ice research led by Maia Hoeberechts of UVic's Ocean Networks Canada.

Ocean & climate research

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 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.

Our Indigenous focus

UVic stories


Feb. 18-22

Reading Break


Language Revitalization Pole coming to UVic


Student housing tour


RT @E_PaulZehr: This swing dance musical interpretation by @uvic grad Pramodh Senarath Yapa comparing behavior of electrons to human social…


Sue Paish is UVic's entrepreneur of the year


Research Reels video showcase


Indigenous language revitalization


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