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The future begins at the Edge

Dr. Madeleine McPherson champions decarbonization solutions as the principal investigator of the Sustainable Energy Systems Integration and Transitions Group. Research by McPherson and her team will change the future of integrated energy systems, ensuring a cleaner Canada for tomorrow.​

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Opportunity begins at the Edge

Nearly 100 per cent of UVic students benefit from work or research opportunities. Biochemistry co-op student Yunkun Li gains real-world experience creating soil and nutrient improvements.

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Change begins at the Edge

Chris Darimont’s Applied Conservation Science Lab fuses evidence from local Indigenous knowledge and ecology to support decisions by Indigenous governments about important land and ocean resources. The research team’s passion for wildlife, places and communities contributes to meaningful change on BC’s coast and beyond.

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Curiosity begins at the Edge

Our grads are career-ready and make major impacts on our planet—and beyond. Engineering alum Cambria Logan went from a co-op term at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab to leading a team that helped the Curiosity Rover operate on Mars.

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Research that matters

With over 160 different graduate programs, you can explore important topics that interest you while getting field experience and hands-on with the latest technologies.

Graduate studies
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A blog for students, by students

Life for a university student isn't just essays, exams and ramen noodles. Follow the daily lives of 23 undergraduate students, one blog post at a time.

MyUVic Life
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Visit UVic from anywhere in the world, virtually

Experience UVic's extraordinary academic environment from your desktop or mobile device. Follow UVic student tour guides as they walk you through the places they live and learn, and see why UVic's the right fit for you.

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Learn in an extraordinary environment

Discover a unique and welcoming academic setting that extends beyond the borders of campus, across BC, and around the world. At UVic, you're always on the edge of discovery.

Extraordinary environment

Become a UVic student

The next chapter in your story unfolds here, at the University of Victoria.

Put it all together, and you've got an advantage that can boost your career to new heights.

That's your UVic Edge. And you can only find it here.

Undergraduate studies

With over 80 programs and a thriving community, UVic provides a fantastic learning environment for students coming straight from high school or transferring from other post-secondary institutions.

Undergraduate studies

Graduate studies

UVic's Faculty of Graduate Studies is home to over 3500 students studying in over 160 graduate programs, with a reputation for quality and innovation that's respected around the globe.

Graduate studies

Continuing studies &
professional development

Take the next step on your journey with continuing studies and professional-development programs at UVic. Learn skills that will benefit your current job, or head down an entirely new career path. It's up to you!

Continuing studies & professional development

Indigenous-focused studies

Learn about and protect our history through studies in Indigenous culture, and introduce Indigenous communities to the latest research and techniques in areas such as governance, youth care and education.

Indigenous-focused studies

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