Spring 2020 Graduation

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Congratulations Class of 2020! We are proud of the resilience you have shown in these ever-changing times. Join the university community in celebrating this great achievement. 

Celebrate with your faculty

Below you'll find a congratulatory video with messages from the Chancellor, President, President of the Alumni Association and your Dean, as well as information on other activities your faculty, department or school may be hosting.

Graduate Studies
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Human & Social Development
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Social Sciences
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Continuing Studies
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A message from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada

Congratulations to the University of Victoria 2020 Graduating Class!

Graduation is one of the most exciting times in a student's life. It is when it all comes together. When you can finally pat yourself on the back and say "mission accomplished" before heading off into the next phase of your life.

But this year, things were different. The pandemic changed everything. Yet, despite the hardship and the uncertainty, you rose to the challenge, found creative ways to remain connected, finished your classes online and made the best out of a difficult situation.

You should be very proud of yourselves.

No matter what path you decide to follow, I want you to know that the future of this country belongs to you. You are the ones who will shape the years to come. Get involved in your community and in society. Stay open to new ideas, look after others, especially those less fortunate, and take care of the planet. Have passion, vision and opinions.

Believe me, you can accomplish anything with a bit of effort. So dare to dream!

Best of luck in your future endeavours!

—Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada
DSc. (hon.)

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Stories from the class of 2020


2020 Award recipients

Congratulations to the top academic award recipients for 2020! See the full list of honourees.

UVic Alumni Association

Welcome to the UVic Alumni family! Keep in touch and learn about alumni benefits and services.

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