Engaging locally and globally

Working together for mutual benefit with community, private sector, government and other organizations, UVic is fostering connections and co-creating positive change.

Voices in Motion choir practice

Singing to fight the stigma and social isolation of dementia

Voices in Motion is a two-year UVic research study led by nursing professor Debra Sheets investigating how participation in a multi-generational choir impacts quality of life for persons with dementia, caregiver well-being, and how it reduces some of the stigma surrounding memory loss.

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Group of UVic students traveling

International opportunities in the humanities

Immersive experiences abroad do far more than shape students’ global perspectives—they deepen language acquisition and ground the study of human cultures in practices and places beyond our expectations. UVic humanities students have the opportunity to choose from study abroad programs in Spain or Ecuador, a semester abroad in Greece, international exchange programs in 21 countries around the world, or 10 hands-on field schools in places including Japan, Paris, China and Central Europe.

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UVic researcher Budd Hall

Higher education frameworks for achieving UN sustainable development goals

UVic's Budd Hall (pictured) and Rajesh Tandon—in their shared role as UNESCO Chairs in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility In Higher Education—released a big tent declaration on higher education and the UN’s sustainable development goals in co‑operation with the International Association of Universities and the Global University Network for Innovation in Kuala Lumpur in November.

Read more: Global consortium trains community-based researchers

Global partnerships that support academic and research connections span 300 institutions and organizations in 70 countries.

Global partners include top 100 universities such as: Peking University, University of Tokyo, National University of Singapore, University of Washington, and Utrecht University.

There are 128,726 living UVic alumni in 131 countries around the world, from Argentina to Zimbabwe.

UVic's Master of Global Business program offers graduates the option of living, working and studying in 4 different countries.

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