Media relations

During the welcome ceremony for Indigenous law students of new JID program, First Peoples House, UVic
Elders, students, scholars, national and provincial leaders gathered at First Peoples House for the launch of the Indigenous law program at UVic, with media outlets covering the ceremony on Sept. 25, 2018 which welcomed the first cohort of 26 students to the JID program.

We connect our university community with local, regional, and national print and broadcast media to talk about the stories that matter—to people, places and the planet.

Our researchers also provide expert perspective and context on breaking news and current events.

We work to ensure that the university’s views on significant issues and challenges are well understood by everyone.

What we do

  • Communications planning and leadership for UVic initiatives, accomplishments and announcements
  • Direction, guidance and support for decentralized university communications resources
  • Issues communications
  • Media training for faculty, campus leaders and researchers
  • Media monitoring and evaluation
  • Institutional research communications strategy
  • Research-related publications

Contact us

Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. We are located in the C wing of the Sedgewick Building.

Media Relations & Public Affairs
Phone: 250-721-7636
Fax: 250-721-8955

If a member of the media urgently needs to contact the department after hours, please call UVic Campus Security Services at 250-721-6683 and the message will be passed on to UVic media relations officials.

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