Nominations are now open for graduate student representatives to serve on the Faculty of Graduate Studies Council.
News & Events
Statement from UVic President Jamie Cassels on Quebec City Murders and the US Executive Order
Dr. David Capson, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies has been re-appointed for a further five year term.
Code hidden in Stone Agre art
ICCP graduate brings holistic approach to counselling
Physics PhD student is chasing the nearly impossible neutrino
MFA graduate launches travel writing field school
A collaborative map-making effort.
Law doctoral student finalist for SSHRC Impact Talent Award
The Faculty of Graduate Studies Council is looking for 4 graduate student representatives for the current year. The Nomination form is due to FGS by September 28, 2016.
Germanic and Slavic Studies grad student wins Best Documentary Film award
BIOL PhD student studies population increase in humpback whales
MA student wins poetry award
Microplastics in shellfish
Grad student finalists in Science Exposed photo contest
2016 Gold and Silver medal recipients
Spreading practices of inclusion
UVic grad brought energy sovereignty to remove Alberta town
First Business PhD graduate
Co-op spins student into published author
EOSC PhD study leads study on more extreme global warming that previously estimated.
PhD student Chair-elect for American Psychological Associate of Graduate Students
The Faculty of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce that Cedric Littlewood has been appointed as Associate Dean.
2016 3MT Results
PhD student studies fear of carnivores
MBA team wins Corporate Knight's Business for a Better World case competition
Meagan Hough, LLM graduate wins WAGS/UMI Outstanding Thesis Award in Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Business.
2015 Andy Farquharson Award winners announced
UVic President and his wife establish a graduate fellowship
PhD student and Star Wars fanatic David Christopher anticipates the new saga release.
Police Sergeant graduates with Master's in Public Administration
Robyn Kruger's art helped her discover she was a teacher.
Geography graduates love of maps lead to work with the BC Centre for Disease Control.
New writing kit for graduate students
Health Information Science PhD candidate wins second place in student paper competition at international competition.
Former PhD student wins the 2015 CAGS Distinguished Dissertation Award.
Five students from the University of Victoria have been awarded the prestigious Vanier Scholarships.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Marsha Runtz's appointment as Associate Dean has been ratified. Associate Dean Runtz will begin her 5 year term on July 1, 2015 and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.472.5403. Welcome to FGS, Dr. Runtz!
Detailed information regarding the Rhodes Scholarship is now available. The UVic application deadline is 4:30 p.m. August 21.
PhD student Sean Larsen, Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, examines the emotional conflict faced by military fathers. See story
MGB grad Bader Murad has a global perspective and an international itinerary. See story
Professional director Chari Arespacochaga sees MFA degree as a stepping-stone to the rest of the world. See story
PhD graduate Saurabh Chitnis is helping to change the very makeup of the world around us. See story
UVic Anthropology PhD student Genevieve von Petzinger filmed deep inside a cave in southern France studying the first glimmers of graphic communication among humans before the written word. CBC TV (article/video)
The next Faculty of Graduate Studies meeting will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in ECS 108 at 1:00 pm. The full agenda is now available on the FGS SharePoint site. All regular Faculty Members are invited and welcomed to this meeting.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the 2014 Andy Farquharson Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Students recipients! Emma Nicholls-Allison, Chemistry; Kevin Tunnicliffe, English; and Kerry-Lynn Weatherhead, Child & Youth Care. Please join us at the Teaching Awards Celebration, to be held at the University Club on Thursday, March 19th at 5:00 pm as we honour these exceptional graduate students.
Anthropology PhD student Tara Clarke's research has shown that increased levels of genertic diversity in ring-tailed lemurs ultimately increases their chances for long-term viability. See story.
Law LLM graduate Adam Nott was awarded the WAGS/UMI Distinguished Master's Thesis Award for his thesis "Transnational Law and Resource Management: The role of a private legal system in the promotion of sustainable development in the mining industry".
PhD graduate Michael Kuzyk has turned his degree in Biochemistry into a new venture. See story
English PhD student Michael Lukas author of In the Company of Animals, writes about a range of animal encounters, including coming face-to-face with a cougar. CBC News story
A collaboration between students from the Gustavson School of Business and Our Place Society recommends changes to help enhance and improve food service operations. See story.
Master's student Nikki Heim is part of ongoing DNA research efforts to sample wolverines along the Rocky Mountains south to the US border, with the aim of understanding how they are faring under climate changes and human development. See story.
PhD student Lisa Hoplock shares what she's learned from her research into marraige proposals. See story.
MBA students Karin Feldkamp, Susan Laidlaw, Jesal Shah and Andrew Spence are a team of one of three finalists from 35 teams around the world in an international competition in Davos, Swizerland. Their goal is to push a pharmaceutical giant up from 99th place on the Global 100 index of corporate sustainability. See story.
A local school is now the home of a new educational and functional rainwater system lead by Master's student, Catherine Orr, Environmental Studies. Full story
The Graduate Student Orientation will be held on January 6, 2015. For more information please follow this link.
Poet Arleen Paré has won the Govenor General's Literary Award for Lake of Two Mountains. Paré wrote the book in 2012 as a major project to complete her master'sdegree in writing from the University of Victoria. See story
UVic's 1st Thesis Boot Camp is taking place December 8-10, 2014. The Thesis Boot Camp is an opportunity for graduate students to write and to make substantial headway on their thesis or dissertation in an environment free of distractions. Participants will also have the opportunity to sign up for one on one consultations with the expert staff of the Centre for Academic Communication (formerly The Writing Centre). Event agenda and registration form is available by contacting Carolyn Swayze at email@example.com.
September is World Alzheimer's Month. UVic graduate Maria Przydatek (MA, 2014) studied how to make our urban spaces more accessible and conveneient for people with dementia. Her master's thesis explored the current understandings of dementia-friendly urban design in the province and identified key recommendations for cities to improve the living conditions of those with dementia. See full story.
Dr. Brad Buckham will be offering a workshop for NSERC Doctoral Scholarship applicants on Wednesday, September 10 from 1-3 p.m. in the MacLaurin Building Room D110. Natural Science and Engineering Research Coucil (NSERC) provides scholarship support for studies in the natural sciences and engineering. Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to read these important details prior to Dr. Buckham's workshop.
Dr. Rosemary Ommer will be offering a workshop for SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship applicants on Tuesday, September 9 from 2-4 p.m. in the Engineering Computer Science Building, Room 124. Social Sciences and Humanities Council (SSHRC) provides scholarship support for studies in the social sciences and humanities. Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to read these important details prior to Dr. Ommer workshop.
The Fall Teaching Assistant (TA) conference takes place Tuesday, September 2 to Friday, September 5, 2014 and offers four days of valuable workshops for graduate students. The workshops are organized to take you through the most essential steps necessary to fulfill your role as a new TA. Pre-registration is required. Conference details can be found through the Learning and Teaching Centre.
Christine Fontaine, PhD graduate student in the Neuroscience graduate program, has been awarded the NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for 2013-14 for her research in behavioural neuroscience. The prestigious awards provide $50,000 annually for up to three years to world-class doctoral students conducting leading-edge research. Vanier scholars balance outstanding academic and research achievements with genuine commitment to leadership and community engagement. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program is administered jointly by Canada's three research granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Fall 2014 deadlines for SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR Master's and Doctoral applicants are available. If you are thinking of applying, be sure to check out the deadlines and application process and get started on your application early.
Dr. Claire Carlin, Acting Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, is providing a workshop to CIHR Doctoral Research Award applicants on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:00 am - 12 pm in the Human & Social Development Building, Rm A270. Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) provides scholarship support for studies in a health-related field. Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to read these important details prior to Dr. Carlin's workshop.
Mechanical Engineering graduate student Justin Curran is the cheif engineer on a team from UVic winning the latest Canadian satellite design challenge. See article.
Dr. Claire Carlin will join the Faculty of Graduate Studies as Acting Associate Dean for one year beginning July 1, 2014.
We are pleased to announce that Confirmation of Registration letters have been revised to better meet student needs. They are now called Verification of Enrolments letters and are available self-serve in MyPage! A PDF version is now available on-demand and is free of charge! Further information about this service is available on the UVic website. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The recommended appointment of Dr. Stephen Evans as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies has been ratified with a 97.76% vote of acceptance. Dr. Evans will begin his 5 year term on July 1st, 2014.
Law grad wins Best PhD Thesis Prize.
- CAPP Reports for Students
- Vanier Scholarships for five UVic PhD students
- UVic Student Awarded 2013 Rhodes Scholarship
- UVic EDGE May 2012
- Public Health Focus of New School at UVic
- NSERC CREATE Program in Forests and Climate Change
- New PhD program in Greek and Roman Studies
- New Province of BC Graduate Student Fellowships
- Master's engineering program wins business accolades
- $1.2 million grant for renowned ethnobotanist
- Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey 2013
- Grad students' research now available to the public
- Grad school gift pays tribute to Sikh immigrants
- Governor General's Gold Medal winner
- Former Dean of Graduate Studies passes away
- Travel Grants for Distance Education Graduate Students
- Andy Farquharson Teaching Award Winners 2013
- Andy Farquharson 2011 Award Recipients
- 2011 Trudeau Scholarship winner