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The University of Victoria (UVic) is the top university in Canada for graduate employability and international research collaborations. It is where our beautiful coastal location is our living classroom, lab and home. We are inspired by place, powered by people and committed to the planet.

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Based in Victoria, B.C., we are one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities.

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#9 in the world for impact

2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

in Canada for research in physical sciences and engineering
2023 Leiden University rankings
in North America for international research collaboration
2023 Leiden University rankings
in the world and #1 in Canada for climate action initiatives
The 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings
university globally for contributions to sustainable communities
The 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings
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#1 in Canada for math and computer science

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#1 for preparing career-ready students

2022 Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking

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The University of Victoria is one of Canada's leading post-secondary institutions.




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Territory acknowledgement

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.