Campus & community

Ann-Bernice Thomas
Ann-Bernice Thomas found her voice at UVic and became Victoria's Youth Poet Laureate.

Meet Ann-Bernice

Live and learn in one of the best places on Earth

Being a UVic student means belonging to as community of innovative thinkers guided by social responsibility and committed to tackling real-world issues. You'll receive an unparalleled education while living in a beautiful island city surrounded by nature.

If you're looking for a great place to launch your career and make a difference—while also finding time for fun and adventure—make UVic your starting point.

Modern learning in a natural setting

A beautiful campus in a forest-like setting? A ten-minute walk to the beach?

There's a good reason that people talk about our beautiful campus: research shows that being in nature helps you recharge your batteries and improves your ability to focus. Put simply, we do our best work when we're happy...and it's hard not to be happy on a campus that has as much green space as it does buildings.

Of course, there's more to your education than feeling good; modern learning requires the right tools. At UVic, you'll find state-of-the-art academic facilities, instruments and other technologies, so there's no limit to where your exploration and imagination can take you.

Residence, campus living and recreation

Where to live! Where to eat! What to do!

There's a lot to think about when you make the move from high school to university, and we'll do our best to support your transition.

Friendly faces and encouraging smiles

Your student experience isn't just about what you study; it's about the people you meet along the way.

  • The friends you'll make in your classes and residence.
  • The teachers and staff members who guide and support you throughout your studies.
  • The Victoria residents who welcome UVic students from over 100 countries

At UVic, you'll find that you can be part of the team without losing your individuality. That's what it means to be a member of our community.

Arts and culture

Do you like watching others perform, or would you rather be the performer? Either way, you'll find plenty of opportunities to take part in the arts and culture on campus.

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