Graduate Studies


Julian Smazynsky, Biochemistry and Microbiology doctoral student, takes first place in the 5th annual Three Minute Thesis competition.  Watch the presentation videos of the other seven competition finalists.

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Tackling First Nations land claims process

Trudeau scholar and PhD student Ryan Beaton (Law) is tackling the inadequacies of an outdated legal doctrine for resolving First Nations land claims.

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Ryan Tonkin

Top scholars

Two UVic PhD students win Canada's most prestigious doctoral award in the social sciences and humanities.

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Baseball brainwaves

Baseball Brains

Graduate student and former pro-ball player Anthony Pluta measures brain activity as an indicator of athletic performance.

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Student with supervisor


The Faculty of Graduate Studies has an updated and expanded Graduate Supervision Policy clarifying the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in graduate student supervision.

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Under water thesis defence

Fascinating research

Graduate student Mike Irvine donned flippers and a high-tech communications mask to defend his Master's project underwater in the Salish Sea.  See this and other graduate student news stories.

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Graduate studies at UVic

Enter a world of scholarship and learning unlike any other. This is a place where expert community and hands-on exploration intersect with a desire to drive change.

For more than 50 years, the University of Victoria has fostered innovation at home and abroad. We continue to earn a reputation for quality that is respected around the globe. Consistently ranked one of the top research universities in Canada, UVic has a tradition of teaching excellence and is home to more than 160 graduate programs designed to take your learning to the next level.

Why choose UVic for your graduate studies?

As a graduate student at UVic, yours is a game-changing next step. This is a chance to shape your future and advance your academic, professional and career goals. Be part of an inclusive community of students, faculty and researchers who are willing to make their ideas count. Join the more than 3,000 graduate students already here; learn why you should choose UVic.

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