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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.



Open UVic recognized as global leader for world impact

UVic recognized as global leader for world impact

UVic is proud to be recognized in the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for our innovative and impactful research, campus operations and partnerships to protect the environment and improve...

Open Canada's digital research infrastructure

Canada's digital research infrastructure

A UVic-based team is behind a bilingual, open source, pan-national digital network and research hub that launched in beta this spring.

Open Isshoni: paintings of the New Denver internment

Isshoni: paintings of the New Denver internment

A new exhibition opening April 22 at Legacy Downtown focuses on Japanese Canadian identity, community and family. Isshoni: Henry Shimizu’s Paintings of New Denver Internment centres the voices of...

Open UVic hosts United Nations training centre

UVic hosts United Nations training centre

UVic and the United Nations Institute of Training and Research establishes first CIFAL centre on North America's West Coast.

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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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