International Centre for Students

UVic Global Community volunteers and students

Updates for international students

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions have been put in place that limit travel to Canada.

All international students should review the appropriate information before travelling to Canada or beginning their studies.

The International Centre for Students (ICS) is a centralized resource providing international services, information and programs for undergraduate and graduate students from pre-arrival to degree completion.

International Student Advising

The Advising team provides pre-arrival supportsettlement services on arrival, and immigration assistance (e.g., study permit, work authorization) for undergraduate and graduate international students who are seeking a UVic credential, as well as undergraduate and graduate international students who are visiting UVic from other institutions.

International Exchange Program

The Exchange team coordinates and supports student exchanges, incoming and outgoing, for undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences, with over 70 partner universities in 20 countries around the world.

UVic Global Community

Global Community advisers coordinate the GC Mentorship Program, the Conversation Partners Program, and host many events throughout the year to support international and domestic students with their cultural, language and academic adjustment to UVic and Canada.

Contact information

International Centre for Students
Jamie Cassels Centre
Room B202d (2nd floor)
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:30pm


Mailing address

International Centre for Students
University of Victoria
PO Box 3025 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 3P2
Canada

Courier address

International Centre for Students
University of Victoria
Room B202d, Jamie Cassels Centre
3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2
Canada

Staff directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail

International Centre for Students

Director Tricia Best 250-721-6361 JCC B202d icsdir@uvic.ca
Frontline Adviser Mayah Stratton 250-721-6361 JCC B202d icsinfo@uvic.ca
Associate Director Carmencita Duna 250-721-6361 JCC B202d cduna@uvic.ca
Manager, International Student Advising Jean Lomas 250-721-6361 JCC B202d jlomas@uvic.ca
International Student Adviser Sonam Dema 250-721-6361 JCC B202d sdema@uvic.ca
International Student Adviser Olivia Zhao 250-721-6361 JCC B202d yuanzhao9@uvic.ca
International Student Adviser Qi Chen 250-721-6361 JCC B02d qichen1@uvic.ca
Exchange Student Adviser Kiran Nagra 250-721-6361 UVC B202d goglobal@uvic.ca
Exchange Student Adviser Maddy Palmer 250-721-6361 JCC B202d goglobal@uvic.ca
Program Assistant Natalie Crawford 250-721-6361 JCC B202d nataliecrawford@uvic.ca
Global Community Adviser Cecilia Rose 250-721-6361 JCC B202d gcmentor@uvic.ca
Global Community Adviser Theresa Lundy 250-721-6361 JCC B202d gcmentor@uvic.ca
International Student Adviser (on leave) Amy Chen 250-721-6361 JCC B202d chenamy@uvic.ca
International Student Adviser (on leave) Sara Mosher-Mandel 250-721-6361 JCC B202d saramm@uvic.ca
FAX 250-472-5440