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Sustainable Development Goal 4

Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Learn how UVic advanced SDG 4 during 2022:


Total graduates


Graduates who gained qualification to teach at primary school


First-generation students starting a degree

(first in their families)


Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22


Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22


Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22

Education & student experience

SDG 4 in action at Co-op and Career
Uvic's Cooperative Education and Careers program logo next to the United Nations Sustainable Development Wheel logo

Discover how Co-op students are addressing SDG 4

Café Scientifique
2022 poster with a picture of an old French café with a rustic table and lamps hanging from the ceiling, with the text: "Café Scientifique. Talk science with some of UVic's finest researchers at Herman's Jazz Club. Every month, 2nd & erd Tuesday."

Casual community lectures where experts in the field share new discoveries in science

GameChangers Speaker Series
Poster of the Game-Changers President's speaker series in 2022, showcasing the profile pictures of three UVic's Impact Chairs: Amanda Bates, Heather Castleden and Carey Newman

A new President’s Speakers Series introducing our dynamic and innovative researchers and leaders to the UVic community

Vocational workshops
Photo of the exterior at dawn of UVic's McPherson Library with the interior lights on and some people walking by

The Digital Scholarship Commons at the Libraries offers a set of free workshops and events for the UVic community


INSPIRE: community-based learning
Logo of the project with a tree without leaves and the text: "Inspire. STEM for social impact"

Connecting STEM students from underrepresented groups with industry and community mentors to ideate and co-create social and sustainable solutions

Literacy and anti-racism education
Logo of the Faculty of Education with UVic's martlet

Education Diversity in Education Excellence Award for anti-racism work

Language revitalization
Photo of the entrance of the First Peoples House at UVic, featuring the two poles carved by Tsawout artist Doug LaFortune

Working to ensure a generation of language experts with the skills to lead successful language revitalization efforts in Indigenous communities

Decolonizing music education
Logo of the Conference: "Everything is connected. A Music Education Conference. Song, Relationships, and Indigenous Worldviews". It presents original artwork by Indigenous artist Butch Dick, depicting a Great Blue Heron about to take off, looking up at the sky

Developing respectful relationships and ways to embed Indigenous ways of knowing and being into BC music education

Community & campus operations

Logo of KIDOVATE with a text blurb on top of the letter 'o' showing pictograms of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math , such as: a pencil, arrow, leaves, light bulb, windmill, recycling sign, etcetera

Kidovate is a fun, free, youth entrepreneurship initiative that supports middle school and high school age students in developing their own products and services

Science Venture
Logo of the Science Venture program,  with linear art depicting two faces of a boy and a girl along the title, with the legend: "Since 1991"

Hands-on, minds-on science, engineering and technology learning opportunities for youth entering grades 1 through 12

Training to advance the SDGs
Logo of CIFAL Victoria depicting a globe and a partnership arrow around, representing the work of the centre to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

CIFAL Victoria was launched to advance the SDGs in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Centre for Outreach Education
Picture of a group of kids reading and laughing on the floor of a library with an adult tutor, ant the text: "UVic's Centre for Outreach Education"

Enhancing the education of children and youth through personalized tutoring services

Policy & policy making

Equity and inclusion
Painting created by the Visual Art student Claire Jorgensen's , ‘Scenes Of Knowledge’.  The art represents her vision of equity for UVic, showing the interplay of landmarks, plants and animals which make UVic home

The Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) office champions UVic's commitment to practices of equity, fairness and inclusion

Academic accomodation
Image of a large sign on a campus entry way with the text and logo: "University of Victoria"

Academic accommodations allow students with disabilities to meet and demonstrate the university’s high standards in a fair and equitable manner