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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

Water solutions

The Globe and Mail: Water solutions

Open The surprising genetic discoveries on longevity

The surprising genetic discoveries on longevity

Aging is one of the big questions in biology and health sciences today. In a new paper published in Science, researchers examine the genetic basis of life span variation in Pacific Ocean rockfish.

COP26: experts react to the UN climate summit and Glasgow Pact

The Conversation: COP26: experts react to the UN climate summit and Glasgow Pact

United Way campaign kicks off

The United Way of Southern Vancouver Island partners with community organizations to help people in our communities who are struggling. This year’s campaign will support four areas of action: isolated...

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Videos

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