Jesse Oshanek

Jesse Oshanek, student recruitment admissions liaison
Recruiting focus
  • High school students from across Canada (excluding British Columbia)
Contact information
  • Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in Professional Communication, University of Victoria
Random factoid
  • I got married on a helicopter pad in Las Vegas

About me

I'm an avid reader, book collector, and aspiring writer. Having lived in three Canadian provinces and five different cities, I can say with certainty that Victoria is where I want to live for the rest of my life. Whether I'm relaxing under a tree with a book, going for a walk through Mystic Vale or sitting amongst Clearihue's serene courtyard, I enjoy every moment on the beautiful UVic campus.

UVic's rich culture and history, endless opportunities and calming community create an inspiring and invaluable learning environment that you truly have to experience to understand. My UVic education has changed my life, and I love paying it forward to the next generation of university students.

My advice to future university students

I firmly believe that what a student gets out of university depends greatly on what they put in. Take chances and try new things, learn from your mistakes, have an open mind and work hard. And while you're doing all that, make sure to enjoy yourself!

Oh, and always say hello to the person sitting next to you in class.

Ask a question

I'm here to answer any questions you have about UVic, from programs and admission to residence and student life!

Contact me via email or phone, and I'll respond as soon as possible.

Meet me on Skype

Set up a one-on-one video call with me over Skype. Appointments are available from November through March (availability is limited).

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If you're visiting Victoria in the near future, request an in-person appointment to talk about your future at UVic!

You can also call us at 250-472-4644 or email .

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