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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 Lessons in life & music

Lessons in life & music

School of Music graduate Baylie Adams found inspiration, discipline & social change through her studies.

Open Writing for change

Writing for change

Indigenous writing student Jenessa Joy Klukas graduates with confidence, a BFA and a new position as a reporter with IndigiNews.

Open New research vision at UVic

New research vision at UVic

Curiosity-driven research and creative pursuit is at the heart of Aspiration 2030, the University of Victoria’s new research and creative works strategy that is a bold, new roadmap to create a better...

Open New climate journalism professorship

New climate journalism professorship

The new Wayne Crookes Professor in Environmental and Climate Journalism in the Department of Writing, Sean Holman hopes to bring a more human dimension to the climate crisis.

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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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