Community-University Engagement

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Beyond Good Intentions

Critical discussions on teaching and research with community partners

This workshop explored respectful teaching and research in true collaboration with community. The video is now available for the presentation portion of the workshop. 

Beyond Good Intentions
Members of the 'Mapping Waste Governance' and 'Recycling Networks' projects gather for a field visit at the local landfill in Kisumu, Kenya.

Community-university engagement a top priority

From ecocultural experiential learning on traditional Lkwungen territory and a new choir for seniors with dementia in Victoria to participatory videos for mapping waste and recycling in Kenya—these are only three of the many examples of community-engaged initiatives taking place on campus, throughout BC and around the globe. (photo: Crystal Tremblay)

Community-university engagement a top priority
Provost's Award in Engaged Scholar

Provost's Award in Engaged Scholar

The Provost's Award in Engaged Scholar celebrates outstanding scholarship, teaching and community engagement.

Provost's Award in Engaged Scholar
Experiential learning fund grant

Experiential learning fund grant

Congratulations to the 2020 Experiential learning fund (ELF) grant holders (from L to R): Jennifer Wise, Maureen Ryan, Nancy Clark, Iain McKechnie, Gillian Krezoski, Crystal Tremblay, Louise Chim, Maeve Lydon and Michael Paskevicius. Missing: Misao Dean, Pierre-Luc Landry, Helen Monkman, Darcy Matthews, David Gifford and Michael Reed.

Experiential learning fund grant
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Permanent UVic listening station at Royal BC Museum

Members of the “Listening to the RBCM” Community-Engaged Learning Grant team showcase a permanent UVic listening station in Century Hall at the Royal BC Museum. 

Permanent UVic listening station at Royal BC Museum

The University of Victoria is deeply committed to community-university engagement. It is one of the top six priorities identified in UVic’s new strategic framework (2018-2023)

What is community-university engagement?

Community-university engagement (CUE) is a term that describes the intentional relationship between a university and its larger community (this can include local as well as national and international community members, organizations, businesses, government, etc.). The goal of these relationships is to build a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources that can contribute to more sustainable, just and healthy communities.

Ways to engage

At UVic, we're committed to working with our community to make a vital impact on issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Check out the links below for ways that you can engage with UVic to make a difference. 


We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.