New employees

Welcome to our campus and our community; we hope the information in this section will help familiarize you to our extraordinary organization and all that it has to offer.  We look forward to getting to know you.

Download UVic's Employee Handbook and Indigenous Employee Guide. These documents will provide you with information and answers to questions you may have while you navigate your first few weeks.

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New Employee Welcome event

These are annual events that take place online and in person. The next New Employee Welcome events will take place in January 2024.

Content: An informative session where you will be given opportunities to participate in conversations designed to highlight our university culture, values and community, while meeting other new people from various spaces on campus.

The session consists of a wide range of important and interesting information including:

  • Welcome messages from the President
  • University panel dialogue introducing you to some of our senior administration 
  • Updates and answers to many FAQs about current UVic projects, research and student activities
  • Activities about the value we place on diversity, culture, sustainability, and healthy workplaces

Audience: The event is open to any regular-continuing, extended-term, or sessional employees who have begun work within the past year or who have never attended a new employee welcome before. Invitations with registration details are circulated to new employees and their supervisors via emailSupervisors are strongly encouraged to support shift coverage so that all new employees receive the benefit of this engagement opportunity.

Contact: For questions about the next event, please email

New Employee Tours

The UVic Welcome Centre, in partnership with Human Resources, offers a monthly, 90 minute, campus tour via golf cart for new employees or employees who have yet to have experienced a tour. Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. Tours will comply with current campus health and masking guidelines. 

Register online for future tours


Take a Virtual Tour of Campus

Things new employees ask about

Quick links to resources

Collective Agreements and Employee groups - unions and associations

Performance expectations of supervisors and employees

Related links

Select university policies