Columbia River

Indigenous rights and water agreements

A recent UVic symposium offered solutions for modernizing an old river treaty, bringing together approximately 200 people to explore vital questions on reconciling Indigenous rights and the international water agreement.

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Tourists swimming with a provisioned whale shark in Oslob, Philippines. Photo: LAMAVE

Intersections between tourism and biodiversity

Geography PhD candidate Jackie Ziegler hopes her research in Mexico and the Philippines will help inform government policy makers, local villages and visitors on the ethics of feeding sharks for tourism purposes.

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Co-op student on a mountain

A world of learning awaits you

If you yearn for travel, add an international experience to your degree. The hardest part will be deciding where to go.

International opportunities
Nima Dorji, senior lecturer with the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, speaks to high school students in Wangduephodrang, Bhutan

The Bhutanese connection

A unique partnership between UVic and Bhutan’s first law school forged out of a newspaper article and a UVic professor’s vision for transnational scholarly exchange.

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Blacktip sharks in the ocean, by photographer Christopher Bird

"Ripple effect" of global shark study

Amy Teffer, a PhD candidate in biology and international student, chose UVic for the appeal of its location and academic connections—and to study with UVic fisheries expert Francis Juanes.

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UVic student on campus

Finding intercultural opportunities on campus

Travelling abroad may sometimes seem the only way our students can enjoy international experiences. Here are some tips on finding intercultural opportunities at UVic.

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Two students in the International Commons

Welcoming you to the West Coast of Canada

Over 3,000 international students from more than 100 countries choose UVic each year. We help international students prepare for life at UVic and in Canada.

Inbound students

Close to home and around the globe

Whether it's welcoming and supporting international students or creating opportunities to learn and teach in other countries, the University of Victoria is connected to the world.

Student services

International Student Services offers programming and support for new and current UVic students.

International research

See how UVic researchers are changing the world.

  • Discover our research interests, strengths and capabilities
  • Learn about our research centres
  • Meet our researchers
  • Find out how to form a research partnership with UVic