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Recognition & awards

Members of our university community contribute to its success in many ways.

Whether it be through teaching, years of service, volunteering or research, UVic celebrates these achievements through awards and recognition events throughout the year.

President’s Extraordinary Service Awards

The President’s Extraordinary Service Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals and teams from across campus.

There are four categories of awards open for individual and team nomination. Each awards cycle begins with a call for nominations. A nominator must be an active UVic employee. Find more information on nominations.

Long Service Recognition Reception

The Long Service Recognition Reception is an annual event that honours UVic employees who have completed 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service.

Retirees’ Dinner

The Retirees’ Dinner is an annual event hosted by the president. At this dinner, we honour retiring UVic employees for their years of service.

Provost’s Advocacy & Activism Awards

The Provost’s Advocacy and Activism Award acknowledges the dedicated advocates and activists in our community.

These awards are open to current students, faculty or staff and alumni who demonstrate dedication to the advancement of social equity through advocacy and activism.

Provost’s Award in Engaged Scholarship

The Provost’s Award in Engaged Scholarship celebrates outstanding UVic scholarship, teaching and community engagement. The title Provost’s Engaged Scholar is awarded to tenured faculty members who have achieved great distinction as community-engaged scholars.

REACH awards

Our REACH Awards celebrate teaching and research excellence at UVic. REACH Award recipients have pushed the boundaries of discovery, creativity and innovation to impact our lives and the world around us.

We welcome nominations each year for research awards and teaching awards in various categories.

External research awards

UVic faculty members receive national and international recognition for their research and impacts. Every honour reflects both the quality of the people who work at UVic and our reputation as one of Canada’s leading research intensive universities.

The President's Advisory Committee on External Awards and Honours meets quarterly to recommend nominations for external research awards.

Contact us at awardfac@uvic.ca if you have questions or would like to discuss a possible nomination for yourself or a colleague.

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