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The four members of the Syrian quartet performing on stage with their instruments

From Syria to UVic

The dramatic story of a Syrian guitar quartet now at UVic on a fellowship funded by the US-based Artist Protection Fund offers an international message of hope about the power of music.

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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 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.

Ocean & climate research
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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?
Museum worker showing two UVic students a large whale bone

Whale bones tell visceral tale of orca history

Students in Jason Colby's "From oil to icons: the history of people and whales" class recently got hands-on with some whale bones at the Royal BC Museum.

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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.

MyUVic Life blog
Esi Edugyan in front of a bookshelf

Second Giller Prize win for UVic alumna Esi Edugyan

This year, internationally acclaimed writing alumna Esi Edugyan won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her latest novel, Washington Black. She's one of only three authors to win the Giller Prize twice.

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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
Feddema in front of UVic's new energy plant

Urban data critical

UVic geography professor Johan Feddema is helping to develop richer databases for more accurate climate modelling.

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

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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

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Dec.25-Jan.1

Holiday closure

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Vikes Christmas tree sales

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Indigenous language revitalization

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Research Reels video showcase

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In memoriam: Howard Petch

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Syrian guitar quartet silenced by war plays again in Canada

Globe & Mail

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New study on charitable sector

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UVic launches the world's first Indigenous law degree

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