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Celia Benoit standing in front of the Peers building

Fellowship to help sex workers become advocates

The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation has awarded UVic sociologist Cecilia Benoit a fellowship to fund her work across Canada empowering sex workers to become social justice advocates.

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Juanes and graduate student Angeleen Olson examine the contents of a fish’s stomach

Salmon at stake

A project investigates what young salmon need to grow and thrive as they enter the ocean.

UVic knowlEDGE
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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.

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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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Singing to fight the stigma of dementia

UVic researchers are investigating how participation in an intergenerational community choir might impact quality of life for persons with dementia and reduce the stigma surrounding memory loss.

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.

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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
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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

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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