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Arts & culture

Culture and the creative arts help us make sense of the world and ourselves. As we become increasingly aware of cultural diversity on a regional, national and global scale, we turn to the arts for common ground. 

UVic’s commitment to arts and culture programming make this a natural place for students who want to explore and celebrate cultural differences and interactions.




REACH Awards

The REACH Awards celebrate UVic scholars for their extraordinary contributions in research and teaching.

New nursing practice just right for this time

The physical convocation ceremony for UVic’s 2020 nursing graduates will have to wait—they’re already playing key roles in community health. Sydney Hofmeyr is one of them, joining Island Health.

Theatre professor wins prestigious national award

Mary Kerr’s designs have helped transform Canadian culture over the past five decades. And now she’s the first designer in history to win a Molson Prize, joining the likes of Margaret Atwood,...

Esteemed theatre designer and scholar wins major prize

Department of Theatre design professor Mary Kerr has become the first theatrical designer in history—and only the third UVic professor—to be named a Molson Prize laureate, joining the likes of...

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UVic is home to many venues, both on and off campus. You don’t have to be a student to attend! Enjoy a symphony, watch a play or take a yoga class.


UVic has more art on view in public spaces than any other university in Canada. Tour our 2,000 works of art on campus, visit our art gallery in downtown Victoria, or explore the broader art collections all managed by Legacy Art Galleries.


You’ll find a range of excellent arts and culture programming at UVic. Find an expert to speak at your event or tune in to our student-run radio station.

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