Alumni and donors

UVic celebrates National Philanthropy Day

Philanthropy is quite literally the love of humanity, and at UVic we embrace this as part of our culture, encouraging faculty and students to give back to the community—local and beyond.

National Philanthropy Day
Estate executor Brian Young and student award recipient Emily Markwart pose in front of a photo of Roger Bishop.

$1.6-million donation leaves lasting legacy

UVic celebrates the legacy of Roger Bishop and a generous donation from his estate, in the same month as National Philanthropy Day. (Pictured: Estate executor Brian Young and student award recipient Emily Markwart.)

UVic news

Entrepreneur, human rights advocate honoured

Two outstanding individuals­—an exceptional human rights advocate and a renowned technology entrepreneur—will be recognized with the University of Victoria’s highest academic honour at fall convocation ceremonies Nov. 12 and 13. 

Media release
Vikes field hockey team photo

Vikes field hockey team wins national championship

On Nov. 2, the Vikes women's field hockey team defeated Guelph 3-1 and were crowned U Sports national champions for the second straight season.

UVic News
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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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Your quick guide to alumni services

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

Alumni services

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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