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Recognition & service

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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.

In the news

2022 REACH Awards

The REACH Awards honour the extraordinary teachers and researchers who lead the way in dynamic learning and make a vital impact at UVic, in the classroom and beyond.

Open Historian receives top research award

Historian receives top research award

Historian Jordan Stanger-Ross is one of five academics from across Canada who will be honoured in the House of Commons today after receiving a prestigious Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council...

Open UVic ranks third in campus sustainability planning

UVic ranks third in campus sustainability planning

UVic has been recognized, once again, as a top performer by the 2022 Sustainable Campus Index, with a 100% score and a gold star rating. UVic tied for third place in the coordination and planning...

Open Jumping for joy

Jumping for joy

Danielle Lowe, BCom student, is elbow deep in crickets—quite literally. Lowe is the mastermind behind Victoria-based Doodlebug Pet Food, a company that makes hypoallergenic cricket-based treats...

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Campus Kudos

Campus Kudos in a series of informal events hosted by President Hall to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements and accomplishments of our talented and hard-working faculty, staff, and students.

You're the Best-Fest

You're the Best-Fest is a week-long festival for UVic employees to celebrate, appreciate and reconnect with one another.

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.

Recognition Toolkit

Sincere recognition is one of the most powerful ways to let an employee know they are valued and their work matters. Formal awards programs are only one way to recognize employees. This toolkit provides a variety of ways to provide timely, meaningful and relevant recognition and suggestions for how to cultivate a culture of recognition in your team.

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.

Faculty awards & honours

UVic faculty members have received internal, national and international recognition for their research achievements. Each award and honour we receive reflects both the quality of our people and our reputation as one of Canada’s leading research intensive universities.

External awards

There are several association or industry awards that your team may be eligible for.

External awards are a great way to recognize outstanding achievements of team members.

The contribution their efforts make can also help advance UVic's local and global reputation.

Examples of external awards:

  • The CAUBO awards are the Oscars of best practices in higher education administration.

Most professional associations or industry groups also have annual awards. Research the ones related to the work of your team and encourage nominations.