University of Victoria

Aerial view of the UVic campus

Discover your edge

Take a journey through Canada's most extraordinary academic environment where dynamic learning and vital impact come together to give you an edge.

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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
MacLeod in the theatre

From headline to centre stage

A renowned UVic playwright probes the issues and emotions behind real-life headlines.

UVic knowlEDGE
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Preparing students for success

The world is interconnected and ever-evolving. Learning should be too. At UVic, every student is immersed in dynamic learning that's fuelled by research-inspired insights and personal, hands-on experiences.

Applying to UVic
Aaron Devor with a student

World's only Chair in Transgender Studies established at UVic

UVic sociologist Aaron Devor was recently announced as the world's only Chair in Transgender Studies—with a donation of $1 million by the Tawani Foundation.

Transgender chair
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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
Pearson at the SISCAPA lab

A single drop of blood

A team of researchers based at UVic is poised to revolutionize medical diagnostics with new, less-invasive methods that can be applied to a variety of diseases and wellness monitoring.

Blood test
Underwater student

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. (Photo: Scott Stevenson)

Become a UVic grad student

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.


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

UVic stories


MBA students win sustainability competition


Why UVic’s Co-op program is the best thing going

Student blog post by Em


30 000 years ago, why were there only 35 common abstract cave art shapes. Was it writing? #UVicAlumniWeek


Studying sea, learning land and leadership


A single drop of blood for medical tests


What can fish see?


Victoria Hand Project

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