University of Victoria

Ideafest graphic: Ideas that can change everything

UVic's festival of research, art and innovation

This year's Ideafest festival, running March 5–10, features over 40 outstanding events on topics ranging from climate change and chamber music to Indigenous law and antibiotic resistance. All events are free and open to the public.

Ideafest 2018
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
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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
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
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
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
Denise Cloutier in a care facility hallway

Feeling like home

It's time for more "heart-centred" approaches to residential care for older adults.

UVic knowlEDGE

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.

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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

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World's first Indigenous law degree

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A fair trade campus

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Studying marine phytoplankton

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Snowfall at UVic

What you need to know

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Watch Val Napoleon talk about the new #Indigenous law program today (Feb 22) at 3:30PST on @APTN's Nation to Nation… https://t.co/vI8Cz4o0eF

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Planning for new student residence

Open houses

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UVic like you've never seen it before!

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What sets UVic apart?

Annual Review 2018

Where to next?