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Co-op Changemakers

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Earn while you learn

Through co-operative education (co-op), you can try different jobs, earn a salary, meet employers and gain relevant experience—all during your UVic degree!


of co-op students get job offers before graduation


average monthly salary for undergraduates


co-op placements since program launch

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Student experiences

Christine Wong Chong, an engineering co-op student, is standing in a vineyard on a sunny day, reaching up to touch one vine. Christine is framed by the vines.

Christine Wong Chong - Biomedical engineering student Christine combined her passions in technology and public health.

Health Information Science
Three students wearing red lanyards and button-up shifts stand together showing off a structure made of popsicle sticks.

Andrew Abuleal - Health information science student Andrew worked to improve healthcare in Kenya on an international work term at Aga Khan University.

Three women stand in front of the First Peoples House. They are holding law books and looking at each other.

Kirsty Broadhead - UVic Law student Kirsty combined passion and research with an Indigenous law work term at the Indigenous Law Research Unit.

Fine Arts
A student stands in between several colourful beaded art pieces that are hanging from the ceiliing.
Mel Granley - Indigenous student and art history/visual studies student Mel helped curate the Legacy Gallery's "On Beaded Ground" exhibit.
A student sits at a desk in front of a laptop.

Chloe Leroy - Chloe worked as a virtual research assistant for a university in Chile, exploring ways to address deadly salmon pathogens.

A student leans against a brick wall. He is holding a box of BinBreeze.
Jamil Bhimji - BCom student Jamil made an impact at BinBreeze, a Victoria-based company that is changing the future of composting food waste.
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Territory acknowledgment

We acknowledge and respect the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Esquimalt) Peoples on whose territory the university stands, and the Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Learn about co-op opportunities for Indigenous students. Employers can access information about hiring Indigenous students.