Community engagement at UVic


Community engagement at UVic

Thinking globally and acting locally has never been more relavent. At UVic, we have long believed in, and put into practice, the power and capacity of people to form networks of relationships with communities near and far. 

These realtionships strengthen our collective ability to contribute to a better future for one another and the planet. Great things happen when we combine the forces of our research and academic teams with the knowledge and expertise of people who understand their communities – the challenges that need to be addressed, and the opportunities for innovation and adaptation.

We invite you to walk with us.


Our future and the well-being of all our children rests with the kind of relationships we build today

-Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, a Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation


Engagement stories

Good things happen when you come together. Cultivating generations of thinkers and innovators.

Vancouver island students come together to solve real world problems and complete for a $10,000 scholarship

In autumn of 2021, Westmont Montessori School (Westmont) in partnership with the University of Victoria launched a competition to drive engagement around 5 key issues that our society is facing. The issues: Toxic Drug Crisis, Affordable Housing on Vancouver Island, Old Growth Logging, Living Wage, and Climate Change. These topics are prominent issues that affect our lives and will affect the lives of these students as they are the leaders of the future.

UVic’s fourth annual 5 Days of Action: 365 days of commitment

Organized through the Equity, and Human Rights Office and its partners, UVic has hosted the fourth annual 5 Days of Action to highlight existing efforts across campus all aiming to create a safer and more inclusive campus. Community stakeholders were invited to come to campus, enjoy free parking, and participate in the 5 Days of Action events, workshops, and art exhibits.

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