University of Victoria

Dr. Bernie Pauly by the water

The Edge is here

Vital impact drives our sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet.

Vital impact
Ideafest graphic: Ideas that can change everything

UVic's festival of research, art and innovation

This year's Ideafest festival, running March 5–10, features over 40 outstanding events on topics ranging from climate change and chamber music to Indigenous law and antibiotic resistance. All events are free and open to the public.

Ideafest 2018
Denise Cloutier in a care facility hallway

Feeling like home

It's time for more "heart-centred" approaches to residential care for older adults.

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
Aerial photo of the UVic 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
Student in the UVic library

A world of learning awaits you

Whether it's welcoming and supporting international students or creating opportunities to learn in other countries, UVic is connected to the world.

International experiences
Students studying medieval manuscripts in the library

Learn by doing

The world is interconnected and ever-evolving. Learning should be too. That's why our undergraduate students are immersed in hands-on learning opportunities.

Undergraduate studies
Graduate students working in a psychology research lab

Research that matters

Join the more than 3,000 graduate students studying at our extraordinary academic environment and make an impact on issues that matter to people, places and the planet.

Graduate studies

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

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


Campus services over Reading Break


What sets UVic apart?

Annual Review 2018


Studying marine phytoplankton


March 6: In troubling times, it's possible to find hope, healing and inspiration through art. Scholars from UVic's…


Planning for new student residence

Open houses


The Malahat Review at 50



Research Reels video showcase


UVic like you've never seen it before!

Where to next?