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Kirk McNally (right) with School of Music student Ayari Kasukawa in the Create Lab.

Art and science of listening

What happens in the recording studio has long been mythologized in popular culture. Music technology professor Kirk McNally scrutinizes recordings to better understand the relationship between musicians, engineers and music producers.

Students on the quad during Destination UVic

Destination UVic - Saturday, May 25

Planning to attend UVic this fall? Join us on campus for Destination UVic. Residence and building tours, course registration info, academic advising assistance, budgeting tips, student services, and chance to win a $1,000 tuition credit! We’ll even pick you up at the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal.

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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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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?
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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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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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.

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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.

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

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Extraordinary environment

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

Extraordinary environment

Territory acknowledgement

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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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If you're coming to UVic as an undergrad in September you don't want to miss Destination UVic! See you Saturday, Ma…


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