University of Victoria

Ryan Moran

Decolonizing the library

Canada’s first-ever Associate University Librarian—Reconciliation Ry Moran will partner with Indigenous communities to help preserve and sustain Indigenous knowledge.

UVic News
Ralph Evins

Building energy efficiency

UVic civil engineering professor Ralph Evins is using machine learning to design energy-efficient buildings that don’t yet exist.

Shelagh Rogers

Good Company in The Great Indoors

In our new show, Good Company, Shelagh Rogers chats with some of her UVic friends about…pretty much everything. Find it and more in The Great Indoors blog.

The Great Indoors
UVic biologist Julia Baum researching the coral reefs at Christmas Island

Ocean warming halves coral reef fish communities

Higher water temperatures linked to climate change slashed a Pacific Ocean coral reef fish community by half, according to a new study led by UVic biologists.

UVic News
Stephanie Willerth models face shield

New UVic initiative fashions face shields

Stephanie Willerth leads a new UVic initiative that fashions face shields for frontline health workers as we face a worldwide shortage of disposable face masks.

UVic News
Amanda Vick (Gitxsan)

World's first Indigenous law degree

Amanda Vick (Gitxsan), a second-year student in the UVic joint degree program in Canadian Common Law and Indigenous Legal Orders, aims to change the legal landscape in Canada

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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
Heather Buckley holding a water sample in the forest

Canada’s greenest civil engineering

Heather Buckley, green chemist and engineering professor, creates tools for better monitoring of drinking water contaminants and safer water treatment.

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UVic will offer most courses online this fall. We’re planning a gradual return to campus for employees and a resumption of research activities. Your academic success, health and safety are our priorities.

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


Spirit bear hair reveals new genetic secrets

The New York Times


Physical distance impact on GBQT2+ men


Scales of Change: a new climate action podcast

Chapter 6: Relatives of the Deep


New COVID-19 screening

Canadian Foundation for Innovation


UVic makes important changes for student field trips


How COVID-19 student bursary helped


Field school on a cargo bike


Medieval course features virtual tours


When a course is a community

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