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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 National day in honour of Dec. 6, 1989

National day in honour of Dec. 6, 1989

On Dec. 6, UVic marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The annual event and walk starts at 11:30 a.m., with classes cancelled for an hour and flags lowered.

Open Vikes crowned national champions

Vikes crowned national champions

The University of Victoria women's field hockey and women's rowing teams prove why they are among the best in Canada, bringing home two national championship banners in one weekend.

Ripple effect: Global basins dry up and threats ecosystem

The Conversation: Ripple effect: Global basins dry up and threats ecosystem

Open United Way launches 2022-2023 campaign

United Way launches 2022-2023 campaign

UVic’s campaign to support United Way Southern Vancouver Island (SVI) launches this month. UVic campus community is invited to give generously through payroll deduction and by attending various...

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