University of Victoria

Dr. Bernie Pauly by the water

The Edge is here

Vital impact drives our sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet.

Vital impact
UVic researchers on a boat and working on a boat

Clean energy projects at UVic get a $2.4M boost

$2.4 million in new funding from the Government of Canada and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation in conjunction with Seaspan will accelerate solutions-focused, clean energy projects at UVic.

News release
Some of the student bloggers

A blog for students, by students

Life for a university student isn’t just essays, exams and ramen noodles. Follow the daily lives of 23 undergraduate students, one blog post at a time.

MyUVic Life blog
Forest fire at Verdant Creek, BC

Yesterday’s hottest summers are tomorrow's new norm

By 2050, virtually every summer will be hotter than any experienced to date, due to human-influenced climate change.

Hot summers
Aerial photo of the UVic campus

Visit UVic from anywhere in the world, virtually

Experience UVic's extraordinary academic environment from your desktop or mobile device. Follow UVic student tour guides as they walk you through the places they live and learn, and see why UVic's the right fit for you.

Virtual tour
Close up of letters

Three hundred letters of outrage

Letters from Japanese Canadians in the mid to late 1940s protesting the forced sale of their property were recently discovered as part of the UVic-led Landscapes of Injustice research project.

300 letters
Students studying medieval manuscripts in the library

Learn by doing

The world is interconnected and ever-evolving. Learning should be too. That's why our undergraduate students are immersed in hands-on learning opportunities.

Undergraduate studies
Graduate students working in a psychology research lab

Research that matters

Join the more than 3,000 graduate students studying at our extraordinary academic environment and make an impact on issues that matter to people, places and the planet.

Graduate studies

Dynamic, hands-on learning; research that makes a vital impact; and discovery and innovation in Canada's most extraordinary academic environment provide an Edge that can't be found anywhere else.

Learn more about the UVic Edge. Become a student. Partner with us.


Dynamic learning

Dynamic learning

Dynamic learning creates a natural advantage for our students.

Dynamic learning

Vital impact

Vital impact

We tackle essential issues that matter—to people, places and the planet.

Vital impact

Extraordinary environment

Extraordinary environment

Our environment inspires us to defy boundaries and innovate in exciting ways.

Extraordinary environment

Territory acknowledgement

cedar basket weaving

UVic acknowledges with respect…

We acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Our Indigenous focus

UVic stories


Nov. 28

Giving Tuesday


Watch fall convocation ceremonies


Student messages of thanks


Gustavson centre gets Goldcorp support


Marine conservation research


One mind, one people and 42 Indigenous languages


UVic to host 2018 national reconciliation forum


Invite a UVic expert to give a talk at your community group, school or club. It's free!

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