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Students walking across driftwood and tall grass near the ocean

A coastal field school on Tl'ches

Lekwungen Coast Salish Elders help UVic and Songhees students see the Chatham and Discovery islands through their eyes—superimposing past and present.

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
Brian Thom showing UVic anthropology grad students an ancient fire-altered rock

Indigenous curriculum with Ye'yumnuts

As part of the Ye'yumnuts project initiated by Cowichan Tribes, anthropologist Brian Thom (centre) and students partnered with Elders, school district staff and others to commemorate the sacred site and develop school resources.

UVic News
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
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
Graduate student using the telescope

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
Kevin Perkins standing in front of a First Peoples’ Cultural Council poster

Co-op links community and career

Since 1976, UVic students have completed more than 85,000 co-op work term placements. Kevin Perkins, who worked with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, is one of the most recent.

The Ring

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


Campaign to rebuild Japanese teahouse


When the pen is mightier than the paper


Students helped by a donor-funded award: 1 out of 7


Perfecting a powerful polymer


Hands-on learning n Peru


Deep space meets deep sea in summer expedition


Thanks to donor funding, two geography students created a rainwater harvesting system to support a local urban agri…


Student housing tour

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