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Explore UVic on Saturday, Feb. 2

Get an authentic feel for what it's really like to live and learn here. High school and transfer students are invited to register for Explore UVic today!

Explore UVic
ONC's Maia Hoeberechts discussed oceans research with BC MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert

UVic expands oceans and climate research

UVic's world-leading ocean and climate researchers have a new centre where they can continue to produce the knowledge used for sustainable ocean management and to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

UVic News
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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?
UVic student Desiree Bulger holding a laptop by the ocean

Artificial reefs: junk or habitat?

Are artificial reefs the most effective way to conserve troubled marine fish populations? A master's student in UVic's School of Environmental Studies sets out to find some answers.

UVic knowlEDGE
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
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
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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.

Undergraduate admissions

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

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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.

Our Indigenous focus

UVic stories


Oceans, climate research expands with new campus location


Indigenous language revitalization


Share your thoughts on inclusive washrooms at UVic! Take the online survey before Feb. 7 or drop by the library on…


Territory acknowledgement


Research Reels video showcase


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Student writing contest


UVic like you've never seen it before!


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Sustainability in action

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