Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

This is an important week for you and for us – your graduation is an incredible accomplishment that takes years of hard work and perseverance.

We at the Faculty of Humanities are #HumsProud of you and all that you have achieved during your time at the university!

Congratulations from the Deans of Humanities
Pictured left to right: Humanities Associate Dean Research Alex D'Arcy, Acting Dean Annalee Lepp, and Associate Dean Academic Lisa Surridge.


To mark this occasion, the university has created a virtual graduation experience, where you can join in celebration of your great achievement. Below you'll find a congratulatory video with a message from Acting Dean Annalee Lepp!


“Wherever your journey leads you next, I hope that you continue to pursue your passions with the same boldness, commitment, creativity and curiosity that brought you to this important milestone."

 Acting Dean Annalee Lepp


Graduating student profile: Elijah Ackerly

One semester studying abroad in Spain gave UVic graduate Elijah Ackerly a new perspective on life back home in Saanich that would change his path forever.

Eli Ackerly (BA 21)
Elijah exploring the Universidad de Alcalá, with buildings dating back to 1293. Image: provided.


“I fell in love with the language and culture in Spain, but also with the way that learning a new language can influence your perspective on the world. I saw that life can be different from where I grew up.”

 Elijah Ackerly, BA in Hispanic Studies and History

Read his full story on UVic News.


Share your #UVicGrad moment

On Thursday, May 27th, we will feature posts from our graduating students on the Humanities Instagram account (@UVicHumanities) throughout the day.

So use the #UVicGrad hashtag and tell us in your own words how #HumsProud you are to graduate!

Don't have social media? No problem - you can submit your photo here!

Teresa Sammut photo credit karl hare
Teresa Sammut (BA in English and Professional Communication), Class of 2021. Image: Karl Hare.



A video message or you from our faculty