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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 marks a joyful milestone for Spring 2023 grad

UVic marks a joyful milestone for Spring 2023 grad

We’re celebrating the achievements of Spring Class of 2023 with nine in-person convocation ceremonies, two honorary-degree recipients and more than 3,900 grads completing their studies at UVic.

Open UVic a global impact leader

UVic a global impact leader

UVic is 1st in Canada for climate action and in the global top 10 for impact, according to the 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. THE scores universities and colleges for how they are responding...

Open Alumna transforms darkness into light

Alumna transforms darkness into light

Alumna and artist Francis Dick's new solo exhibition at Legacy Art Gallery is an autobiography told through art, each image and object testament to her life’s journey, her culture, her fearlessness,...

Open CREATE climate solutions leaders

CREATE climate solutions leaders

The University of Victoria is launching a first-of-its-kind Canadian graduate training program that will capitalize on UVic’s climate research excellence to prepare the next generation of graduate...

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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.