UVic geographer Jutta Gutberlet unloads some bottles with a Victoria waste picker at the Queens St Bottle Depot location in April.

Waste pickers hit hard by pandemic

UVic geographer Jutta Gutberlet, who works with waste-pickers—or binners, as they’re often called— in Victoria and Brazil says the COVID-19 pandemic has hit this population hard.

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Graphic novelist Miriam Libicki meets with Holocaust survivor David Schaffer in Jan 2020. credit: Mike Morash.

New global project on Holocaust stories

A new project led by UVic scholar Charlotte Schallie brings together three artists with four Holocaust survivors to transform vivid stories into graphic novels. (Pictured: Artist Miriam Libicki with survivor David Schaffer in Vancouver. Credit: Mike Morash.)

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A new four-year SSHRC project brings together people from four countries

Four stories on food sovereignty

A recent workshop brought together participants from Colombia, Jordan, South Africa and T’Sou-ke First Nation to launch an exciting new project. (Pictured: A farmer at Hleketani Community Garden saves seeds for a local vegetable.)

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Dignitaries walk down a path with a row of flags on poles visible

Over 50 international dignitaries visit campus

This fall, in the biggest such event ever for our university, UVic hosted 51 ambassadors, high commissioners and consuls general from 47 countries around the world.

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Avasta Farboud crouches down travelling abroad.

Full flavour for business venture by UVic grad

Avasta Farboud (pictured), who graduated this November from Gustavson School of Business, grew up in London and Beijing before moving to Shawnigan Lake. He came to UVic because of its emphasis on understanding business in other cultures.

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Professor Jeremy Wulff gives a tour in a chemistry lab with three others all in lab coats in front

Students create molecules in global partnership

UVic and LEO Pharma of Denmark launched a new collaboration involving UVic chemistry students. The new partnership is LEO Pharma's first international agreement with an academic institution. Pictured: Jeremy Wulff (centre) with LEO Pharma executive Niclas Nilsson (right of Wulff) and two UVic teaching assistants.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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See how UVic researchers are changing the world.

  • Discover our research interests, strengths and capabilities
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