The Edge of…

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Transformations emerge first at the edges.

Creativity and breakthroughs come naturally here. Unexpected and remarkable vantage points take you beyond the safe and predictable to wholly new possibilities.

This is where dynamic learning and vital impact meet. This is Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation.

The UVic Edge comes from the powerful fusion of three ingredients:

Dynamic learning

Dynamic learning creates a natural advantage for our students: research-inspired teaching integrated with hands-on experiences to accelerate personal growth and career success.

Vital impact

Vital impact drives our sense of purpose: as an internationally renowned teaching and research hub we tackle essential issues that matter – to people, places and the planet.

Extraordinary environment

Our extraordinary academic environment inspires new ways of thinking and bold action: discovery, creativity and innovation come naturally here, in a vibrant Pacific Rim community rich with Indigenous and international perspectives.

The UVic Edge

Together, these elements nurture creative activity and ground us in the urgency of sustainability and healthy societies; shape our worldview with Indigenous and international perspectives; and fuel our commitment to economic wellbeing, technological advances and social justice.

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