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Researcher and student working in a green house

Opportunity begins at the Edge

Nearly 100 per cent of UVic students benefit from work or research opportunities. Biochemistry co-op student Yunkun Li gains real-world experience creating soil and nutrient improvements.

Find your Edge
Nick Dechev holds an artificial hand in front of a Victoria Hand Project sign.

Victoria Hand Project extends its reach

Nick Dechev and the Victoria Hand Project receive $1M from TD Bank Group to provide 3D-printed devices to kids with scoliosis and to amputees in underserved and remote communities in Canada & US.

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Craig Brown poses at a desk with a computer and microscope in behind him.

Understanding the aging brain

Neurobiologist Craig Brown and the students in his laboratory at UVic’s Division of Medical Sciences are investigating new approaches to slow loss of brain power.

Chemistry professor gives a lab tour to a LEO Pharma executive, a student and a teaching assistant.

Students create molecules in global partnership

UVic, Denmark-based LEO Pharma announce Open Innovation program that will involve UVic chemistry students. Professor Jeremy Wulff (centre) participates in a lab tour with LEO Pharma executive, Niclas Nilsson (right of Wulff), and teaching assistants Jonathan Sader and Zoey Warmerdam.

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Estate executor Brian Young and student award recipient Emily Markwart pose in front of a photo of Roger Bishop.

$1.6-million donation leaves lasting legacy

UVic celebrates the legacy of Roger Bishop and a generous donation from his estate, in the same month as National Philanthropy Day. (Pictured: Estate executor Brian Young and student award recipient Emily Markwart.)

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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 MyUVic Life blog that follows the daily lives of undergraduate students, one blog post at a time.

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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.

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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

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 peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Our Indigenous focus

UVic stories


UVic innovators, entrepreneurs get boost


Dec 25 - Jan 5

Campus holiday closure


Vikes celebrate 90 student-athletes on honour roll list


International dignitaries visit UVic+


Dec. 7-21

December exam schedule


Vikes men's rugby claim national championship


My experience as a research participant

MyUVic Life


Historic agreement finalized in traditional ceremony


Indigenous fashion exhibit

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