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Extraordinary academic environment

Place matters. UVic is located on Vancouver Island, which spans the Pacific Northwest coast from the Great Bear Rainforest to the Salish Sea. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover and innovate in exciting ways.

It's different here, naturally and by design. We're inspired to learn from our land's stories and to safeguard its integrity. Our university's just-right size nurtures rich personal connections and a vibrant learning community.

Award-winning instruction

Supported by Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI) instructors at UVic are innovators. They develop and identify teaching practices to support student engagement and success. We celebrate these practices with our annual teaching awards

Our instructors are well-represented among the winners of prestigious national Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 3M teaching fellowships.

More than 40 UVic faculty members have been named as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists.

Sustainability on campus

Sustainability is a key part of every major field at UVic. From clean energy to oceans and climate, UVic research is at the forefront of sustainability breakthroughs. Our sustainable initiatives drive us to constantly improve as an institution.

In the news

Strength in consistency

For the fourth consecutive year, UVic holds second place among Canada’s comprehensive schools in the Maclean’s University Rankings for 2021.

UVic Law to build a National Centre for Indigenous Laws

The National Centre for Indigenous Laws was made a reality at UVic with $13 million from the BC government, $9.1 million from the federal government and $5 million from the Law Foundation of BC.

Unconstrained path leads to study of the brain

During her five years at UVic, Hannah Eilertsen strove to be the best student possible. Her focus, smarts and determination paid off this month when she was awarded the Jubilee Medal for holding the...

Pure math takes PhD across the world

Nine years after transferring to UVic as an undergraduate student, Chris Bruce is leaving with a PhD in Mathematics and a prestigious NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.

More extraordinary environment news

Videos

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