Community-University Engagement

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)

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PAES 2020

2020 Provost Engaged Scholars

2020 Provost's Award in Engaged Scholarship Celebration March 3, 4-6 at the University Club

Community-Engaged Learning Grant recipients 2019

UVic faculty and staff awarded CEL grants

Congratulations to the January 2020 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.

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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. 

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2017 Provost's Engaged Scholar: Dr. Jay Cullen

Community-engaged research monitors radioactivity

Dr. Jay Cullen testing water samples collected as part of his research working with InFORM, a marine radioactivity monitoring network. Dr. Cullen is a recipient of the 2017 Provost's Engaged Scholar Award.

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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). In order to promote more effective interactions with communities and partners, the decision was made to transition from UVic’s Office of Community-University Engagement to a new institutional approach in the summer of 2018.

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.