Student services, groups and clubs

We recognize that life extends beyond the classroom, lab or studio. If you’re a graduate student looking to recharge your academic batteries, ours is one of the most vibrant campuses anywhere. Our academic and personal supports can help you get things done and keep you in top form to meet the demands of graduate school.

Student services

Graduate students at UVic take advantage of a range of campus services, from athletics and recreation to spiritual and counselling offerings. Some of these are highlighted below. In addition, browse our graduate student resources for the options available to you.

All graduate students are members of the Graduate Students’ Society (GSS).

The GSS is an autonomous not-for-profit society. It’s also your advocate and a source of services such as extended health and dental plans, room bookings and travel grants.

The GSS links you to graduate events and solidifies your social networks. The society operates the Halpern Centre for Graduate Students (Grad House) where students converge for grad socials, live entertainment and food and beverage at the popular IQ Bistro.

Clubs and course unions

UVic boasts more than 150 student clubs and course unions to help you exercise your environmental, cultural, recreational, religious and political passions.

Research, advocacy and constituency groups

Research, advocacy and constituency groups offer opportunities to connect and make change. Check their websites or visit their offices in the Student Union Building (SUB) to find out how to get involved.

Access UVic!
Anti-Violence Project
Native Students Union
Pride Collective
Students of Colour Collective
Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG)
Women’s Centre
Positive Space Network

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

Program information