Advising and supervising

Your supervisor-student relationship

Meetings and contacts


The Faculty of Graduate Studies provides the following funding for graduate students:

Visiting and travelling students

  • Visiting research students are students registered at another accredited or recognized university who wish to come to UVic to do research under the supervision of a UVic faculty member.   Please refer to the step by step instructions on how to pursue this option.

Dates and deadlines

Information for China Scholarship candidates

China Scholarship Council information is currently being updated.  Contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies (  if you have questions.


Advising and program contacts


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Art History and Visual Studies

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Biochemistry and Microbiology

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  • Dr. Juergen Ehlting, grad adviser - 250-472-5091
  • Ms. Michelle Shen, grad secretary - or 250-721-7093
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  • Mr. Ian Robertson, MBA program associate director, grad advisor - or 250-721-6403
  • Ms. Sarah Anderson, MBA program assistant - or 250-721-6058
  • Ms. Wendy Mah, PhD program manager - or 250-721-6060
  • Ms. Sheryl Karras, MGB graduate adviser - or 250-721-6433
  • Ms. Naoko Iida, MGB and PhD program assistant - or 250- 472-4140
  • Ms. Cecelia Zhang, MGB program assistant - or 250-853-3746
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Child and Youth Care

  • Dr. Sandrina de Finney, grad adviser - or 250-721-6372
  • Caroline Green, undergraduate & graduate assistant - - or 250-472-4857
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Civil Engineering

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Computer Science

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Cultural Heritage Studies

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Cultural, Social and Political Thought

  • Dr. Emile Fromet de Rosnay, program director - or 250-721-7366
  • Ms. Karen Erwin, program secretary - or 250-472-5185
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Curriculum and Instruction

  • Dr. Kathy Sanford, grad adviser - or 250-721-7804
  • Dr. Robert Dalton, program coordinator, community-based art education summer cohort - or 250-721-7893
  • Ms. Fariba Ardestani, grad secretary, curriculum and instruction - or 250-721-7882
  • Ms. Michele Armstrong, grad secretary, community-based EDAE - or 250-721-7808
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Earth and Ocean Sciences

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Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies

  • Dr. Tatiana Gounko, grad adviser (leadership studies) - or 250-721-7772
  • Dr. Tim Black, grad adviser (counselling psychology) - or 250-721-7809
  • Dr. Allyson Hadwin, grad adviser (educational psychology) - or 250-721-6347
  • Ms. Vivian McCormick, grad secretary (leadership studies) - or 250-472-5005
  • Ms. Stacey Brownell, grad secretary (educational psychology and counselling programs) - or 250-721-7883
  • Kerstin Burnett, grad secretary (educational psychology and counselling programs) - or 250-721-7883
  • Ione Wagner, grad program assistant (LATHE certificate) - or 250-721-7875
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Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Environmental Studies

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Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education

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  • Dr. Catherine Léger, grad adviser - or 250-721-7369
  • Ms. Emmanuelle Guenette, grad secretary - or 250-721-7363
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Gender Studies

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Germanic and Slavic Studies

  • Dr. Elena Pnevmonidou, grad advisor - or 250-721-7324
  • Ms. Irina Gavrilova, grad secretary - or 250-472-7316
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Greek and Roman Studies

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Health Information Science

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Hispanic and Italian Studies

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Indigenous Education

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Indigenous Governance Program

The Indigenous Governance program is not available in 2019/20.  Applicants seeking entrance are invited to speak with an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies about alternative academic programming.

  • Dr. Stephen Evans, associate dean of graduate studies - or 250-721-8735
  • Dr. Marsha Runtz - associate dean of graduate studies - or 250-472-5403
  • Dr. Cedric Littlewood - associate dean of graduate studies - or 250-853-3666
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Indigenous Nationhood

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Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Dr. Cedric Littlewood, INTD graduate advisor - or 250-721-7970
  • Sandra Baskett, assistant to INTD graduate advisor - or 250-721-7970

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  • Dr. Maneesha Deckha, graduate program director - or 250-519-4717
  • Ms. Tiffany Gordon, grad secretary - or 250-721-8913
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Math and Statistics

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Mechanical Engineering

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  • Prof. Benjamin Butterfield, grad advisor – or 250-721-7917
  • Ms. Linda Sheldon, grad secretary - or 250-721-7902
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Neuroscience (Division of Medical Science)

  • Dr. Craig Brown, grad advisor - or 250-853-3733 
  • Ms. Nicole Coutts, grad program administrator - or 250-853-3129

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Pacific and Asian Studies

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Physics and Astronomy

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Political Science

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Public Administration

  • Dr. Lynne Siemens, grad adviser - or 250-721-8069
  • Ms. Judy Selina, grad administrative assistant:
  • Stephen Leckie, programs assistant:
    • MA in Community Development; Evaluation Certificate and Diploma programs - or 250-721-8074  

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Public Health and Social Policy

  • Dr. Charlotte Loppie, grad adviser - or 250-853-3109
  • Ms. Joan Bowles, program manager - or 250-853-3845
  • Ms. Gillian Dolding, grad secretary - or 250-721-8204
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Social Dimensions of Health

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Social Work

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Visual Arts

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Documents required for visiting and Western Dean’s Agreement students

If you want to attend UVic under other approved exchange agreements you must comply with the provisions of those agreements. All visiting international students must provide proof of English language proficiency.

Research students

Whether you plan on coming to UVic under the Canadian Graduate Student Research Mobility Agreement (CGSRMA) or as a visiting research student on a specific agreement letter, we require a signed copy of the agreement be sent to us for approval.

Visiting students

If you want to take courses at the University of Victoria for credit in a graduate degree program at your home institution, you must submit a letter of permission with your application.

We require transcripts showing proof of a previous degree. Assessment reports are not generally required, but may be requested.

Western Deans’ Agreement

If you want to attend UVic under the Western Deans' Agreement you must submit a Western Deans’ Agreement Application to UVic, which is provided to you by your home institution.

Please note: the university at which you are enrolled in a degree program is your home institution. The university at which you wish to take a course is the host institution.

Additional requirements for applicants from Indian institutions

We will accept unofficial documents to complete a preliminary evaluation, but require official documents to confirm the information we have received if you are offered admission.

For documents coming from any Indian institution, we require official copies of statements of marks for all years and a degree certificate. Official provisional certificates are acceptable for applicants who have graduated within the last three years who are unable to obtain a degree certificate.

Certified photocopies are acceptable, if endorsed by the issuing university and sent in a sealed, endorsed envelope. (See transcripts for more information on official documentation).

Please note:

  • Marks sheets and degrees must be received directly from the university or institution that issues the degree and not from an affiliated college in order to be considered official.
  • We DO NOT accept consolidated or American-style mark sheets/transcripts. 
  • In some cases we may need a complete record of your educational history including your secondary school exam results.

Additional requirements for applicants from Chinese institutions

We will accept unofficial documents to complete a preliminary evaluation, but require official documents to confirm the information we have received if you are offered admission.

We require an official transcript as well as a verified or certified copy of the official degree certificate. Degree certificates should indicate the date the degree was awarded according to the People’s Republic of China regulations.

We do not normally require graduation certificates or certificates of completion, which indicate that you have completed the required number of years of study for the program and have met all requirements for completion.

These documents must be received by Graduate Admissions and Records in envelopes sealed and endorsed by the home university (the chop should appear over the seal). Please see transcripts for more information on official documentation.

If you did not graduate from a designated English-speaking country you must arrange to have all academic records issued in their original language and accompanied by certified English translations.

If the institution you attended cannot translate the documents into English, you must have a certified translator provide us with translations and copies of the documents that were translated. English translations must be literal translations of the original documents.

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