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Set for success

First-year Indigenous student success propelled by timely supports

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Making an impact

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Discover UVic: May 8

If you're considering undergraduate studies at UVic, join us for an online Discover UVic event and learn what it's like to be a UVic student.

Star trails over the Canada-France-Hawai’i Telescope on the summit of Maunakea.
A new (but old) Milky Way satellite

UVic astronomers lead an international team of scientists in the discovery of an ancient group of stars orbiting our galaxy. Learn more about their findings.

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UVic makes Best Diversity Employer list

Reducing recruitment barriers on campus has created a more diverse workplace. Read more about how this brought Ukrainians fleeing war to UVic.

Look forward from here

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Undergraduate studies

UVic offers undergraduate degrees, certificates and diplomas for students straight out of high school or transferring from other post-secondary institutions.

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Graduate studies

UVic is home to over 3,500 students studying in over 160 graduate programs, with a reputation for quality and innovation that’s respected around the world.

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Territory acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Esquimalt) Peoples on whose territory the university stands, and the Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Rankings & reputation

#1

Canadian comprehensive university for graduate employability

#1

IN CANADA FOR MAKING RESEARCH ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC

#1

IN NORTH AMERICA FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COLLABORATION

TOP 10

SUSTAINABLE INDEX RANKING FOR AIR AND CLIMATE IN NORTH AMERICA

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