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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 Global business program leads grad home

Global business program leads grad home

Kashtin Apsassin, who graduates with a Master of Global Business degree this spring, is one of many new grads around the world who finished their degrees during a pandemic. In his case that also meant...

Open Co-op position leads to theatre job

Co-op position leads to theatre job

When theatre student Logan Swain signed up for a co-op position with Theatre SKAM, he had no idea he'd soon be producing plays during a pandemic--or that it would lead to a permanent job.

Open Science grad talks hands-on research, co-authored

Science grad talks hands-on research, co-authored

Chris Anderson graduates this month with his BSc in neurobiology. He is one of the few undergraduates who has already co-authored a research paper—with a second paper on the way.

2021 Climate Solutions Challenge

Four top proposals have been selected in the 2021 Climate Solutions Challenge, a campus-wide contest for actionable climate ideas. The Challenge is an initiative of the Climate Solutions Navigator...

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