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Whitehead with a demo Nyoka Light Wand

Student develops environmentally friendly glow stick

UVic undergraduate student Paige Whitehead's "Light Wand" is lit by bioluminescence, inside a seaweed-based casing that not only dissolves harmlessly wherever it's discarded, but actually improves the soil.

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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
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.

Virtual tour
Students studying medieval manuscripts in the library

Learn by doing

Our undergraduate students are immersed in hands-on learning. Like Nick Birch and Tyler Rhodes who, through an entrepreneurial co-op work term, formed their own company to build a tree-planting robot.

Undergraduate studies
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.

Admission requirements
Colton Hash with his whale sculpture

When art meets science

A student-created interactive orca sculpture fuses art, ocean data and climate change concerns.

UVic knowlEDGE
Graduate student using the telescope

Research that matters

With over 160 different graduate programs, you can explore important topics that interest you while getting field experience and hands-on with the latest technologies.

Graduate studies
Wanosts’a7 Lorna Williams

Using the power of education to heal and renew

UVic Professor Emerita Wanosts’a7 Lorna Williams, Lil’watul from Mount Currie BC, is being honoured with a 2018 Indspire Award for her contributions to Indigenous education.

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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.

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

cedar basket weaving

UVic acknowledges with respect…

We acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-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

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UVic linguist Alex D’Arcy likes "like" a lot

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April 25

Masterminds lecture

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Student housing tour

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Gustavson goes carbon neutral

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UVic like you've never seen it before!

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CFI grants lay foundation for discovery

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In a hands-on workshop, Indigenous Elders share their skills in traditional drum-making, helping UVic faculty membe… https://t.co/8IhCThDq44

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Sustainability in action

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