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New initiative to support UVic students “on the go”

A new suite of student mobility initiatives launched by President Jamie Cassels helps support even more learning opportunities for UVic students "on the go" through co-op placements, field schools, work study and student internships within Canada and internationally.

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What can you do with your degree?

Check out our free panels on Oct 20, 21 and 22 to hear from industry experts about career options in specific areas, the current job market and how they broke into their careers.

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UVSS aims to get students voting

The UVic Votes campaign aims to get more students voting in the upcoming federal election. Elections Canada will open a satellite office in the SUB from Oct. 5-8, and UVSS members will be fanning out across campus to walk students through the voting process.

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Galiano Island field school breathes new life into learning

This summer, 15 students and environmental studies professor Dr. Eric Higgs embarked on a unique learning adventure on Galiano Island—working on group projects off the grid, with no internet, and with the island’s outdoor environment as their principal classroom.

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Student mental health at UVic

The University of Victoria offers numerous resources, supports and opportunities to promote student mental health on campus. Learn more about the various supports and services that are available to UVic students.

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My UVic Life features blogs from 18 undergrad students.

Ever wonder what it's like to be a UVic student?

Follow the daily lives of 18 undergraduate students, one blog post at a time.

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As a student, it's all about having the right information at the right time. You need to know how to get information when you need it—whether it’s tips on how to study, important dates or access to your student records. And it's not all about the classroom—making time for other activities on campus, such as fitness and clubs, is just as important.

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News and events

UVic goes to the wall for Bike Centre mural

Cycling is much more than a hobby for fourth-year University of Victoria visual arts student Kyra McLeod. The former Team Canada bicycle motocross (BMX) racer will turn a concrete wall into a cycling-themed public art piece for UVic’s Sustainability Week, Oct. 13 to 16.

UVic challenges campus members to leave their cars at home

Cycling, transportation options and reducing individuals’ carbon footprint are key themes of UVic’s second annual Sustainability Week, Oct. 13-16.

Nominations now open for 2016 VLAs

Nominations are now open (through Dec. 1) for the 2016 Victoria Leadership Awards, a program led by Leadership Victoria. UVic is a founding partner of the annual awards established in 2004 to showcase the accomplishments of local community heroes.

UVic students, alumni make a difference through volunteering

Over 250 University of Victoria students and alumni will fan out across the region on Saturday, Oct. 3 to volunteer in 19 local organizations as part of Project Serve Day.

Pot's bad rap as a gateway drug disputed: study

Cannabis’ reputation as a gateway drug may be turning over a new leaf, according to a study by researchers at the University of Victoria and UBC. The findings suggest that cannabis can be a safer substitute for potentially more dangerous drugs like prescription opiates, alcohol and illicit substances and that for some people, it might even be an "exit drug" to addiction.

Retrofit loans, done differently, mean energy efficient homes plus jobs for BC

A streamlined form of borrowing that enables homeowners to repay the cost of energy retrofits via their electricity bills would, in time, save British Columbia four terawatt hours in energy use plus make homes a lot cheaper to run, according to a new study from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions at the University of Victoria.