Alumni and donors

West Coast forest

Ideafest returns to UVic, March 4-9

This year's Ideafest festival features over 40 events, including a tour showcasing the Centre for Forest Biology’s fascinating tree research. All events are free and open to the public.

Ideafest 2019
Michael Holmes holding a rugby ball, Lori Clarke holding a basketball, and Sara Brant Ballantyne holding a field hockey stick

UVic Sports Hall of Fame 2019

Joining the UVic Sports Hall of Fame in 2019 are Michael Holmes (Vikes rugby), Lori Clarke (women's basketball) and Sara Brant Ballantyne (women's field hockey).

UVic News
Graduate student Hector Vazquez Cordoba holding musical instrument

Support for graduate research with worldwide impact

Read about Hectors work to increase access to music in school throughout Mexico and more stories like this in our report to donors.

Donor Impact Report 2018
Atem Machar on the UVic campus

UVic thank you to donors

When he was 12, Atem Machar's village in Sudan was attacked by gunmen. Separated from his family, he became a child soldier and refugee. Now, support from donors is helping him complete his UVic degree in Health Information Science.

Watch the video
Carmen Ho on the UVic campus

Celebrating two cultures

As a second-generation Chinese-Canadian, Carmen Ho learned to balance the traditions of two cultures and forge her own path.

Read Carmen's story
Participants of the Indigenous Summer Institute holding drums

Creating a Salish Weave Circle

George and Christiane Smyth have generously funded the artist-in-residence in the Indigenous Summer Institute to help promote Coast Salish Art and Indigenous Culture in schools.

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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

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.

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