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Dynamic learning

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The world is interconnected and ever-evolving. We think learning should be too.

Dynamic learning is fuelled by research-inspired insights and hands-on experiences. The interplay of ideas and action gives our students a powerful edge of expertise.

Learning beyond the classroom

Our students learn by doing. Some work with First Nations communities, in international village settings and in wilderness protected areas. Others tackle global innovation challenges or collaborate on ground-breaking research.

Co-operative education

With more than 4,200 placements each year, we have one of Canada’s largest university co-operative education programs. Co-op integrates academic studies with relevant paid work experience in more than 40 academic areas.

Close to half of eligible UVic undergraduates take part in co-op and graduate with experience in their field. 75 per cent of our co-op students graduate with job offers.

Undergraduate research awards

Every year, 100 undergraduates from different faculties participate in the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) program. Each student pursues independent research with the guidance of a faculty supervisor. They gain direct research experience and a deeper understanding of their field.

Field schools

Field schools provide a transformative learning experience for students and faculty. This hands-on experience allows our students to fully appreciate the practical side of research and data analysis.

Our students travel, conduct research and work with local and international communities under the close supervision of faculty members.

President’s Beyond Borders Fund

Our President’s Beyond Borders Fund encourages students to work and study abroad. We provide funding for students travelling in the Asia-Pacific region, including support for internships, field schools and co-op placements.

LATHE graduate certificate program

The Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE) program prepares graduate students for an academic career in higher education. LATHE students build their teaching portfolios and gain relevant experience while they earn their graduate degree. Instruction is guided by the latest research in the psychology of learning and instruction.

Student stories

Canada’s Columbia glaciers unexpectedly big, but at climate risk

Research in Canada's Columbia Basin shows that the glaciers that supply the Columbia River with meltwater are 38 per cent thicker than previously thought, but this won't offer much of a lifeline against...

Hybrid international exchange celebrated

An international partnership between UVic, the University of Waterloo and two European institutions is being celebrated this year for its game-changing hybrid exchange program.

$1M gift honours values of family, education and hard work

The family of a carpenter from Cyprus whose dreams brought him to Victoria where he built Kasapi Construction has made a $1M gift to UVic to fund two new scholarships.

View more dynamic learning stories

Learning in motion

When we give our students the opportunity to take their learning outside the classroom, they put their innovation into action. They engage directly in problem solving, gain career-relevant expertise and experience deep personal growth.

See more videos from the Dynamic learning at UVic playlist on YouTube.

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