University of Victoria

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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
Pearson at the SISCAPA lab

A passion for improving lives

Finding better ways to detect and treat cancer, understanding how to navigate global economies, expanding our knowledge of modern South Asia, helping us make sense of complex datasets, and improving the success of addiction treatment—these are the goals of our five newest Canada Research Chairs.

Canada Research Chairs
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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
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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
Co-op student with supervisor

Celebrating our 75,000th co-op placement

Co-operative education plays a major role at UVic, with one in three students taking part. Forty years after launching one of Canada's largest co-op programs, we're celebrating our 75,000th co-op placement.

75,000 co-op students
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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)

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From headline to centre stage

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

UVic knowlEDGE

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


Co-op students of the year


MBA students win sustainability competition


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

Student blog post by Em


Studying sea, learning land and leadership


What can fish see?


A single drop of blood for medical tests


UVic's co-op program has hit a milestone of 75,000 student placements!

Where to next?