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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

UVic 2023 best diversity employer

The University of Victoria has been recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the 12th year in a row. Winners of the 2023 competition were announced March 7, with UVic among two BC...

Open International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

On March 8, the University of Victoria is joining individuals and educational institutions all over the world to #EmbraceEquity as part of International Women’s Day (IWD).

Open Wave energy project on Nootka Island receives $1M

Wave energy project on Nootka Island receives $1M

UVic’s PRIMED wave energy project with Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nation receives $1 million grant from 2022 TD Ready Challenge

Open Climate policy for people and the planet

Climate policy for people and the planet

University of Victoria climate policy expert Katya Rhodes says know-how exists to fight the climate crisis, but politicians need to choose policies that are both effective and acceptable to voters....

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