Program list & descriptions

//Environmental StudiesSchool of Environmental Studies of Graduate Studies/graduatestudiesYes/graduatestudies/admissions/admissions/index.phpApply for admissionMastersOn-campus2Not applicableNoneThe School of Environmental Studies has three core interdisciplinary research areas in ecological restoration, ethnoecology and political ecology. We embrace a full range of learning opportunities spanning natural and social sciences, humanities and traditional ecological knowledge./ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS Prerequisite Minimum standing BA, BSc B+ Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies. APPLICATION DEADLINES Entry point Domestic students International students September January 15 January 15 EXAMS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS TOEFL 90 (internet-based test) Resume/CV Statement of Research Intent Brief Essay For details, please consult the Environmental Studies website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Graduate Adviser Eric Higgs 250-721-8228 UH4 202
Undergraduate Advisor Laurel Currie 250-721-6125 DTB B258
Graduate Programs Administrative Assistant Elaine Hopkins 250-472-5516 DTB B243
Undergraduate Programs & Reception Danielle Janess 250-721-7354 DTB B243
Director Karena Shaw 250-472-5070 DTB B243b
School Administrator Lori Erb 250-472-4568 DTB B243
Restoration of Natural Systems - Academic Administrator Valentin Schaefer 250-472-4387 DTB B241
Restoration of Natural Systems - Program Coordinator Laura Biggs 721-846-3 CST 308
Restoration of Natural Systems Library 250-472-4569 DTB B241
Environmental Studies FAX 250-721-8985 DTB

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

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Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

Program information