UVic Style

This style guide has been created to aid writers and editors preparing print and web communications for academic and administrative units of the University of Victoria. It applies to all general, promotional and marketing communications materials, official correspondence, and reports and submissions to university governing bodies. It is not intended to apply to teaching, scholarly or research texts.

Alternative formats

In addition to this website, UVic Style is available in a printable format (315 KB pdf).

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Spelling authority

The university uses the Canadian Oxford Dictionary as its spelling authority. Copies are available to borrow from the UVic Library.

Questions and comments

We welcome input from users in order to make future editions more useful. Please address queries and comments to  or 250-721-8587.