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Our community is the heart of UVic. From Victoria across the world, our community members inspire change, creativity and collaboration. We welcome you to explore the many resources and opportunities available to our community members.

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Ways to engage with UVic

Arts & culture
UVic's has a thriving arts and culture scene, both on and off campus. We have a broad range of art galleries, venues and programming.
Athletics & recreation

Many of our athletics and recreation facilities and programs are available to community members to participate in or watch.

Support UVic
There are a variety of ways you can support UVic and our students. If you have questions, contact us at 250-721-7624 or email us.
Contact us
If you have questions about community engagement and partnerships at UVic, please contact us at 250-721-7014 or email us.

Our volunteer programs provide opportunities to give back and engage with our community.

Hire a student

You can hire UVic students through our acclaimed co-op program. We’ll support you through every step of the hiring process and finding funding

You can also hire our students or qualified UVic graduates full- or part-time positions or for casual work.

Child & youth camps
UVic’s Science Venture and Vikes recreation camps provide fun education activities for youth of all ages. We also offer after-school and weekend clubs.
Book a venue

UVic is an ideal place to hold conferences, workshops, meetings and other events, with a wide variety of spaces available to book.

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Continuing Studies @ UVic

Explore your creative side, develop your career skills or revisit your academic goals via programs and courses with Continuing Studies at UVic.
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Community-engaged learning

Support community-engaged learning (CEL) by mentoring a student or providing a real-world project our students can learn from.
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Research partnerships

We facilitate collaborative research relationships between UVic researchers and the broader community.

Our team is committed to connecting not-for-profit and government organizations to a wide range of UVic researchers who share similar interests in engaged research.

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Find a UVic expert

You can search for a UVic researcher or a specific area of expertise to access the wealth of knowledge our university has to offer. 

Our researchers can also provide expert perspectives and context on breaking news and current events.

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UVic Speakers Bureau

Are you looking for a knowledgeable and engaging speaker for your group?

The UVic Speakers Bureau is a free community service that features faculty, staff, retirees and graduate student volunteers. They share their expertise and experiences with community groups, schools, clubs and other organizations.

Auditing UVic courses

Auditing a course means attending it informally, without getting academic credit. You may audit up to 3.0 units of undergraduate courses in a session (typically two courses of 1.5 units each).

  • You must receive permission from the department offering the course in order to audit it.
  • Auditor Class Entry Forms are processed beginning on the first business day following the last day to add courses for the term.
  • You may attend classes prior to being registered as an auditor, but you may need to request that your instructor grants you access to online resources.

Please make sure to review the conditions to register as an auditor and auditing fees.

To register to audit a class, please fill out the Auditor Class Entry Forms and submit it to

UVic-owned properties

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The University of Victoria owns and manages several properties in the Victoria area.

The Vancouver Island Technology Park is home to 31 leading hi-tech firms, which contribute more than $280 million annually to BC’s economy. Our Marine Technology Centre houses seven oceans- and marine-related firms.

Other notable UVic properties:

Learn more about UVic owned properties.

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