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Francis Zwiers under the Cambie Street bridge in Vancouver, BC

Home to Canada's leading ocean & climate research

Dr. Francis Zwiers, Director of UVic’s Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, enables strategies for better responses to climate change. PCIC science helps decision-makers mitigate risks from sea level rise and events like wildfires, floods and droughts.

Ocean and climate research
Ian manners at UVic

Ian Manners and materials science

The arrival of renowned chemist and materials scientist Ian Manners this fall as UVic's Canada 150 Research Chair underlines our determination to take our place as a world leader in the growing field of materials science.

UVic News
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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
UVic medical physicist Magdalena Bazalova-Carter and graduate student Dylan Breitkreutz in lab

Turn down the dose

Medical physicist Magdalena Bazalova-Carter is striving to improve access and effectiveness of radiation therapy while reducing its harms.

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
ancient manuscript

Making history tangible

UVic PhD student Brian Pollick worked closely with UVic Libraries to establish the Medieval Manuscript Fund, which has helped build one of the most extensive collections of medieval manuscripts west of Toronto.

UVic News
Simon Park at Tesla

Bike assist powers student into Tesla co-op

Simon Park is the most recent of 44 UVic co-op students to have landed an internship with Tesla. Park invented the Caboost, which converts any bicycle into an e-bike by attaching a small electric bike trailer.

UVic News
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

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

UVic stories


Inspired research in the Great Bear Rainforest


A messenger from the early universe


Sustainability in action


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UVic like you've never seen it before!


Vikes Championship Breakfast hits milestone $5 million mark


Territory acknowledgement


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