Congratulations to our newest graduates

Acting Dean Annalee Lepp

We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Dear Humanities graduates,

At this important time, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to you on completing your degree in the Humanities. Your graduation is a major accomplishment and we are proud of everything that you have accomplished during your time in the faculty and at the university. 

We applaud your hard work, dedication, perseverance, and intellectual engagement. During your final months at UVic, COVID-19 forced you to pivot quickly to an online learning environment. We especially applaud the tenacity, flexibility, and adaptability that this unanticipated move required of you.

The world is not the same. Right now, the need for commitment to human dignity, diversity, and social justice—the stuff of the Humanities—is more pressing than ever. Wherever your journey leads you next, we hope that you take this toolbox of critical skills and ethical principles with you. Above all, we hope that you continue to pursue your passions with the same commitment, creativity, and curiosity that brought you to this moment.

At this important time, we hold our hands up high and celebrate each one of you.


Annalee Lepp, Acting Dean, Humanities
Lisa Surridge, Associate Dean, Academic
Alex D’Arcy, Associate Dean, Research

Virtual graduation experience

Graduation may look different this year, but UVic is proud of the resilience you have shown in these ever-changing times. 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, be courageous, be strong, keep in touch with your passions, work for social justice. The world really needs you right now, and you are the future.” - Acting Dean Annalee Lepp

Meet fellow grads

Everyone has a story. Here are two from fellow Humanities graduates:

Simone Blais

 What I would love to see is an increase in access for marginalized people
to really good quality health care.
Simone Blais, BA in Gender Studies and minor in Indigenous Studies

Read the full story about Blais in The Ring.

Pamela Fraser

I have a strong passion for the French language.
Pamela Fraser, MA in French

Read the full story about Fraser in The Ring.

Share your #UVicGrad moment!

We want to share your #uvicgrad and #UVicHumsGrad photos on social media.

Tag us so we can celebrate with you!

 Sage Lacerte

Sage Lacerte (BA, Gender Studies)


Video messages from departments

Faculty members from the departments of History, Linguistics and Gender Studies have created celebratory messages to share with you. Have a look!