Message from Tricia Best, Associate Director, International Student Services, regarding COVID-19



Dear UVic Student,

We hope that you are staying as safe and healthy as possible during this unprecedented and challenging time.  Your well-being is of utmost importance to the University of Victoria and you are an essential part of the campus community.  At International Student Services (ISS), we want you to know that while in-person services have been suspended, we are still here to support you.  We have transitioned to telephone and email service delivery and look forward to connecting with you through  We know that this can be a confusing time with many different messages and sources of information.  Please note that the UVic COVID-19 website, the HealthLink BC website (with resources in multiple languages) and the Government of Canada COVID-19 website are all excellent sources of information that are updated on a regular basis. Please visit our COVID-19 Information page for more information for international students regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.

The impact of this pandemic is being felt all over the world and it is an important time to remember that you are part of a caring community.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any of your questions or concerns.  Please take good care of yourselves while also considering the well-being of others. I know that we will continue to navigate this complex situation together as a UVic community.


Tricia Best
Associate Director
International Student Services