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Curiosity begins at the Edge

Our grads are career-ready and make major impacts on our planet—and beyond. Engineering alum Cambria Logan went from a co-op term at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab to leading a team that helped the Curiosity Rover operate on Mars.

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McWhinnie stands in front of the ocean on a sunny day.

Small boat traffic

Marine biologist and coastal geographer Lauren McWhinnie is looking at how we can reduce noise pollution from small vessel traffic on resident orca whales.

Scott McIndoe smiles at the camera

REACH Awards fete research & teaching excellence

Recipients of the 2019 REACH awards push the boundaries of discovery, creativity and innovation to impact our lives and the world. Scott McIndoe's award honours his leadership and innovative approach to teaching chemistry.

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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.

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Better end-of-life care for people in poverty

A new mobile palliative care program designed by a UVic researcher is providing care and dignity to people in Victoria with life-limiting illnesses who are homeless.

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Why study at UVic?

UVic is one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. It also has a strong sense of community with opportunities to get involved. Asiyah Robinson (left) is President of the Muslim Student Society and Coordinator of Let's Talk Science.

Why study at UVic?
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Royal Society of Canada elects UVic researchers

Experts in the fields of social sciences and humanities recognized with Canada’s highest academic honour.

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A blog for students, by students

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

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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.

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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

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UVic acknowledges with respect…

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

Our Indigenous focus

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Syrian guitar quartet completes fellowship

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First voting experience at UVic

MyUVic Life


A green approach to safe drinking water


PICS funds $1.5M global research project


Diabetes risk double in Japanese Americans


UVic like you've never seen it before!


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