Alumni and donors

McWhinnie stands in front of the ocean on a sunny day.

Small boat traffic

Marine biologist and coastal geographer Lauren McWhinnie is looking at how we can reduce noise pollution from small vessel traffic on southern resident killer whales.

Students sit in circles on the coast of the pacific ocean

Learning with and from the land

In Collaboration with UVic’s School of Child and Youth Care, the Canet Foundation opened up the Spirit Bear Farm to students and faculty at UVic as a living classroom to support Indigenous land-based education.

Learning from the land
Donnelly in a stage performance

Discovering the power of theatre

Fiona Donnelly-Rheaume returned to school at 48 and quickly found her home in UVic’s theatre department using performance as a way to build community.

Giving story
Humans spelling out "THANKS" on a grassy area of the UVic campus

Thank you for giving to UVic

Last year, 4,623 of you gave to UVic. See how together you're supporting students all across campus, from future engineers to the next generation of teachers and even athletes. We think that's pretty amazing!

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Woman holding shopping bags

Your quick guide to alumni services

Being a part of the alumni family gives you access to a whole bunch of benefits.

Alumni services
Residential school art

Art of Reconciliation

From the UVic Torch Alumni Magazine: Art—created decades ago at the Alberni Indian Residential School—and its role in seeking truth and reconciliation in Canada.

From a Child's Hand
Hand cutting heart paper

Alumni impact

Close to campus and around the world, UVic grads make a difference in their communities.

Make an impact
PhD candidate Harsh Rathod flies a drone.

Concrete improvements

Civil engineering PhD candidate Harsh Rathod is using artificial intelligence and robotics to help detect and quantify defects like cracks and holes in public infrastructure such as bridges and dams.


Alumni and donors

Whether it's been a few months or a few years since you've last been to campus, you'll always be a part of our family.

UVic Alumni Relations helps you stay connected through special events, information and opportunities tailored specifically to our graduates. There's a lot happening at your alma mater that you won't want to miss.

With every new achievement and discovery UVic makes, your diploma increases in value. We take pride in your accomplishments, knowing that you're one of our own.

UVic has granted more than 100,000 degrees, diplomas and certificates and with each graduating class, our alumni family grows - extending your worldwide network of connections.

Your gifts make a difference

With your participation as a donor, we will continue to set new standards in teaching, research and community service.

Find out how you can make a difference by exploring the UVic Development website or contacting us for further information.

See more videos from the Video Gallery - Donors playlist on YouTube.