High school counsellors

There are a number of ways for high school counsellors to keep up to date on the latest news from UVic. We do our best to keep in touch, and value the feedback you provide on how best to meet students' needs.

If you have specific questions, contact the recruitment officer for your region or email to arrange an appointment (in person, on the phone or online).

Counsellor events

UVic Counsellor Conference

Join us at UVic's annual Counsellor Conference on Friday, October 13, 2017. It's a great opportunity to connect with UVic recruiters, learn about our programs and services, and get the latest news from UVic.

This event includes a complimentary buffet breakfast and lunch, and free parking is available for all attendees.

Registration is closed.

UVic Counsellor Brunches

Come to a UVic High School Counsellor Brunch to meet the recruitment officer working in your area, find out what's new at UVic and get answers to your important questions. You'll enjoy a delicious buffet-style breakfast while we update you on all things UVic, including important dates and deadlines, new scholarship opportunities and more!

Registration closes the day before the event, or when capacity is reached.

City Event details Registration
Burnaby, BC December 5, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m. (PT)
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
Kelowna, BC December 6, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m. (PT)
Hotel Eldorado
Calgary, AB December 7, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m. (MT)
Hotel Blackfoot
Parksville, BC January 16, 2018
9:00-11:00 a.m. (PT)
Tigh-Na-Mara Conference Centre
Victoria, BC February 21, 2018
9:00-11:00 a.m. (PT)
UVic - Cadboro Commons

Study Out West counsellor breakfasts

UVic partners with Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia to offer Study Out West counsellor breakfasts across Canada. These events include:

  • presentations on academic opportunities
  • updates from all three universities
  • discussions on the benefits of the BC lifestyle for students

The sessions conclude with question-and-answer periods to find out what works well for counsellors in the area, ways that our schools can provide better support, and trends in students and education.

Registration closes the day before the event, or when capacity is reached.

Please note that your registration information will be shared with recruitment staff from SFU and UBC (if applicable). However, you will not be added to any mailing lists as a result of this event registration.

City Schools Event details Registration
Edmonton, AB SFU & UVic September 28, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m. (ET)
Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South
Toronto, ON SFU & UVic October 4, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m. (ET)
Bayview Golf & Country Club
Ottawa, ON SFU, UBC & UVic October 12, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m. (ET)
Ottawa Conference & Event Centre
Winnipeg, MB SFU, UBC & UVic November 1, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m. (CT)
Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South

Lower Mainland Counsellors on Campus

If you're a high school counsellor in the lower mainland and want to see UVic for yourself, visit us in Victoria on Tuesday, May 1.

We'll provide you with a round-trip ferry ticket (walk on), pick you up at Swartz Bay, and host you for an all-day visit to our campus. You'll have lots of opportunities to discover what's special about UVic, and see why students will love being part of this community.

Attendees will need to board the 7:00 a.m. ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, and will return on the 5:00 p.m. sailing.

Registration is closed.

PSI-BC Counsellor Updates

Every fall, PSI-BC (Post-Secondary Institutions of BC) holds counsellor updates across the province. Visit the PSI-BC website for the latest information, including event dates and other resources for counsellors.

Get the counsellor bulletin

From September to June, we publish a newsletter specifically for Canadian school counsellors, covering updates on everything from admissions and recruitment events to the ongoing changes in our campus and community.

Sign up today by e-mailing us at with your name, email address, school name and province. Please use "e-bulletin sign-up" as the subject line.

Tours and campus visits

Encourage your students to visit UVic and talk to us in person. Options range from daily campus tours to our Discover UVic recruiting events.

Teachers and counsellors can also arrange customized school group tours through our Welcome Centre.

Take a virtual tour of UVic

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