Why study at UVic?

The Edge is here

Discover your edge

The UVic Edge. It begins with our broad range of programs and extensive co-op program, continues through our stunning campus, and unfolds into a community that inspires you to do more.

Here, you don't just learn; you learn by doing. It's a combination of our extraordinary environment, hands-on learning opportunities, and desire to make an impact on the world around us.

Learn by doing

Student in the mountains

Peer through microscopes, gaze at the stars, dig into the past, and contemplate the future.

Make a difference

Student in a lab

Our students and faculty come up with big ideas and breakthroughs that will change the world.

Be inspired by nature

Student in the Finnerty Gardens

Live and learn in one of the best places on Earth and be energized by your surroundings.

See UVic in action

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Read what our students have to say

You've heard from us, now hear from our students. MyUVic Life features blog posts from current students, so that you can read first-hand about what life is really like at UVic.

Victoria, I Have Arrived

October 4, 2017
So, here I am — beautiful Victoria, British Columbia on the West Coast of Canada. Traditional territory of the WS’ANEC’, Lkwungen, and Wyomilth peoples ofthe Coast Salish Nation. The land of old-growth forests, rugged beaches, community gardens, and good...
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How UVic Brought Me to Bali

March 16, 2017
You may have read a few of my previous posts on the “one million things to do when preparing for a co-op or semester abroad,”or “Indonesian Island time,” my first thoughts on life here in Bali. But you might be wondering why I’m spending this semester...
Read more: How UVic Brought Me to Bali

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