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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

Open Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

May is Canadian Jewish Heritage Month. UVic joins others across the country in celebrating Jewish culture, history and heritage, and standing together against antisemitism.

Connecting wolverine habitat is essential for their conservation

The Conversation: Connecting wolverine habitat is essential for their conservation

Open Solution to beef GHGs

Solution to beef GHGs

New discoveries in gut microbiota—tiny microorganisms living in our digestive tracts—could lead to seaweed-based cattle feed that reduces methane emissions from cows.

Open Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month and UVic is celebrating Asian cultures with a spotlight on art, books, resources, stories and research, as well as messages on taking action against anti-Asian racism.

More extraordinary environment news

Videos

See more videos from the UVic's extraordinary academic environment playlist on YouTube.

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