UVic Bounce

Who we are

With a compassionate, loving, and community-based approach to supporting students’ well-being, UVic Bounce is an initiative through which faculty and alumni share their experiences as students, thus welcoming and championing the diverse stories of our community as we build a more connected, supportive, and inclusive campus community. Through videos and podcasts, UVic Bounce shares profoundly human stories of loss, relationship difficulties, mental health, grief, academic struggles, transitions, and much more to de-stigmatize discussions around challenge and difficulty and to create room for a wider range of experiences and perspectives in our community. By sharing these stories, we hope that our listeners will feel less alone in their journeys and more able to reach out for support, knowing that they are a part of a compassionate community who understands the challenges that students experience at university.

How UVic Bounce came to be

UVic Bounce was inspired by the Stanford Resilience Project and Harvard’s Success-Failure Project and other projects whose aim is to raise awareness, provide support, and make more room for conversations about student mental health, wellness, suicide, and the diverse experiences of being a post-secondary student.

UVic Bounce is funded by the Faculty of Humanities and a 2020 grant from the President’s Strategic Impact Fund. We’ve also had generous support from UVic’s Alumni Association, the Faculties of Engineering and Computer Science, Law, and Social Sciences.

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