University of Victoria

Two-Spirit artist Kent Monkman in front of a purple striped background

Global gathering moves trans history forward

The Moving Trans History Forward conference (March 22–25) promises emboldened dialogue, action, reflection and creativity building on decades of inspirational work by early pioneers, educators, advocates, academics, artists and allies to maintain a safer and more just world for trans, non-binary and Two-Spirit people.

MTHF 2018
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.

The Ring
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
Indigenous carving by Ben Davidson, closeup of eyes

UVic to offer world’s first Indigenous law degree

A new law program at UVic is the world’s first to combine the intensive study of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous law, enabling people to work fluently across the two realms.

The Ring
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
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
Two members of ONC working on equipment on shore

Coastal connections

UVic's national ocean observatory facility takes its innovative science to BC communities.

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.


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


April 4-25

Masterminds lecture series


Thank you to donors


Impact of noise on BC killer whales


March 22-25

Moving Trans History Forward


SOLIDARITY: Solidarity involves addressing systemic forms of racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, religion intole…


Provost’s Engaged Scholar Award


UVic like you've never seen it before!


RT @uvic_finearts: Don't miss the first of 3 free lunchtime artist talks on Contemporary Indigenous Art Practices: join Tlehpik Hjalmer Wen…

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