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Vikes rower Caileigh Filmer celebrates with team mate

UVic student wins World Rowing Championships Gold

Vikes rower and UVic science major Caileigh Filmer (left) became a world champion on Sept. 15. She and team mate Hillary Janssens won gold in the women’s pair rowing, defeating reigning world champions and world best time holders, New Zealand.

UVic student wins gold
UVic students in Peru during a field school

Hands-on learning in Peru

Walking along the foothills of the northern Peruvian Amazon, 14 UVic environmental studies students embarked on a learning experience that wove together ecology, economy and spirituality.

The Ring
Butterfield, Kluge and Stockwell

Trio elected fellows of Royal Society of Canada

UVic faculty members Benjamin Butterfield, Eike-Henner Kluge and Tim Stockwell received the country's highest academic honour—they've been elected fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

The Ring
A temperature-and-humidity tracker next to grape vines

From grape to glass

A new study led by ecologist John Volpe has the potential to transform BC's wine industry at a time when climate change is threatening other winemaking regions. (Image: A temperature-and-humidity tracker being used in the study.)

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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
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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.

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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

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 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

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Indigenous Law: Today and Tomorrow


Bone health influenced by fetal life and early care


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Record number of UVic students awarded international scholarship for study abroad.


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