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COVID-19 Information for graduate students

While the campus is quiet, staff in Graduate Studies are working remotely to assist you. Please feel free to contact us and refer to UVic's COVID-19 FAQ site for information related to graduate students.


Vanier Scholars

Four UVic graduate students are named Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars for demonstrating leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement.  Each will receive $50,000 in funding over three years.

Vanier Scholars 2020
Trudeau - Dionne

Addressing gender violence

UVic PhD student Jasmine Dionne has received Trudeau scholarship for her work with the Cree, Metis, Chipewyan and Dene community of Saka Wiyiniwak to reimplement Indigenous legal principles addressing gender violence

Trudeau Scholar 2020
Kelp Forest Ecosystems

Kelp Forest Ecosystems

Graduate students Brian Timmer (above) and Lianna Gendall research kelp forests and the important role that kelp beds play in the health of our oceans and the habitat of marine species.

Kelp Forest
 Gilpin - SSHRC Storyteller


Doctoral student Erynne Gilpin among top 25 SSHRC storyteller finalists for her submission Land as Body: Indigenous Womxn’s Leadership, Land-based Wellness and Embodied Governance.

Saeed Rahman

Sustainable Business Practices

Saeed Rahman's doctoral research set out to understand how businesses can advance sustainability efforts through better integration of ecological knowledge.

Kevin Palmer-Wilson

Renewable energy

How much land will a carbon-free electricity system require?


Graduate Studies

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.

The University of Victoria offers more than 160 graduate programs designed to take your learning to the next level. 

For more than 50 years, UVic 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.