Keep connected

Peter Carlone (BFA ‘08) and Chris Wilson (BFA ‘08)
Peter Carlone (BFA ‘08) and Chris Wilson (BFA ‘08)

Keep connected

While we do our best to track the successes and life experiences of our alumni, it’s always best if you let us know what’s happening in your professional life. In fact, one of our most active alumni chapter —the Phoenix Alumni Network — was started by alumni just like you!

Many of our alumni are busy professionals actively working in their chosen fields, while others have applied their research, management, and creative skills towards other careers, from business and entrepreneurship to academia, technology, entertainment, and so much more.

If you’re interested in helping to start an alumni chapter or organize future alumni activities, please contact the Fine Arts Development Officer, Samantha Krzywonos at or 250-721-6305

Art History and Visual Studies

While the department’s name has been changed from History in Art, Art History & Visual Studies is still the same vibrant, exciting and diverse department.

Our graduates have a varied skill set that leads to careers in many occupations using visual research as a primary focus, including:

  • the cultural heritage sector
  • museums and galleries
  • consultancy work for collectors, auction houses and art dealers
  • teaching roles in universities and colleges

As you can see from these success stories, our graduates build exciting career pathways.

School of Music

Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in diverse areas of music in Canada and around the world as performers, composers, conductors, musicologists, educators, sound technicians, and more. And be sure to visit our news feed for the latest accolades and achievements.

How else can you stay in touch?


The Phoenix Alumni Network is a UVic Alumni program just for theatre graduates. This group is a vital part of our alumni initiatives, helping to organize alumni activities and events, develop a mentorship program to connect established alumni with current theatre students and recent graduates, and apply for UVic grants in support of our initiatives.

How can you get involved?

  • Join the  and reconnect with your peers and watch for upcoming events. (Now over 480 members!)
  • Help us share your best memories of your time at the Phoenix.
  • Update your contact information in UVic Alumni's database to ensure that you receive all our 50th Anniversary information
  • Attend the Anniversary Alumni Festival(October 11- 29, featuring Charles Ross, TJ Dawe and Shannan Calcutt) and the Alumni Reunion Weekend (November 11–13, 2016) — it’s only $25 for each alumna/us to register and attend all these great events!
  • Visit the 50th Anniversary website for more details — registration has already begun through the UVic Alumni Event registration system.
  • Send us a current bio and photo via our website to be profiled on our website
  • Email us the details of your latest show, award or accomplishment — include some links and photos — and we'll post and promote it through our BackstagePASS eNews, sent out bimonthly throughout the year
  • Like us on  and follow us on  and we'll be happy to return the love!
  • Tag us in your posts and tweets and we'll share and retweet your news with our followers.
  • Use the hashtag #phoenixalumni, your news will be shared automatically on our alumni pages!

Visual Arts

Stay in touch via our  page.


UVic’s Department of Writing is justifiably the finest writing program in Canada, with a range of highly successful alumni authors like W.P. Kinsella, Joan MacLeod, Esi Edugyan, Richard Van Camp, Arleen Pare, Steve Erikson, John Barton, Aislinn Hunter, Mark Leiren Young, Billeh Nickerson, Shane Book, Gail Anderson Dargatz, and many, many others. 

We’re also justifiably proud of our rising literary stars like Eden Robinson, Yasuko Thanh, Marjorie Celona, Melanie Siebert, D.W. Wilson, Carla Funk, Eliza Robertson, Arno Kopecky, Garth Martens and others.

But while many of our graduates are the names you see in bookstores, many more go onto successful careers in journalism, communications, teaching, playwrighting, magazine production, filmmaking and more.

Stay in touch via our  page.