Student Opportunities

The Institute for EU and European Studies has successfully secured funding from various sources including the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union to offer outreach activities to UVic students, scholars, and the UVic community. With this funding our community of faculty, alumni, visiting scholars and students engage in lectures, workshops, presentations, online courses and other outreach and learning opportunities throughout each year.

Student-led Initiatives



COVIDA is a collective of academics who aim to provide a fresh, transformative perspective on global politics. COVIDA was founded by a group of students and professors who desired to make a lasting impact on the world around them. As such, the group’s name is reflective of the global environment in which COVIDA was created. COVIDA and its members wanted to apply their ideas in a setting that was outside of the classroom. Initially, these ideas were focused around addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications regarding human rights and civil liberties. Furthermore, COVIDA’s translation from Latin means ‘living together’ which ties into the group’s overarching objective of getting individuals to work together as equals to create a better world.

Coming up

Bauhaus, Design and the Livable Anthropocene


This event celebrates the innovative approach to design and architecture developed at the Bauhaus Art School, founded in 1919. A colloquium featuring invited speakers will precede the Opening of the bau1haus exhibition of photographs by Jean Molinar of Modernist buildings inspired by Bauhaus from around the world. This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. A reception with refreshments will follow the Opening.

For more information, click here.

Institute for EU and European Studies Lecture Series


Funded by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, researchers from various disciplines, such as Political Science, History, Philosophy, and Economics present their research on a monthly basis to the European Studies community on campus. To look at the event shedule, click the above link. 

Ongoing activities


The EUCE offers students support in many ways, such as funding for research and the EU study tour.

Visiting Scholars

The EUCE, along with various partners, offers various opportunities for scholars from around the world.


The EUCE is offering the course 'European borders without walls' for the second year in a row. 


The EUCE and EUS at UVic host various lectures and lecture series throughout the year.