Events and activities

Global Community Events

The UVic Global Community initiative coordinates events that are open to all international and domestic students, staff, and faculty! These events aim to share perspectives, celebrate diversity, foster intercultural connections, and cultivate an inclusive and globally minded campus.

Upcoming events


beach social event poster

Global Community Beach Social 

Join us in the afternoon of Thursday, August 5th for our first in-person Global Community event this summer! Come to the Cadboro-Gyro Park to play games, eat delicious ice cream, and meet fellow Global Community students. Please register now, places are limited! We can’t wait to see you all there!

  • Date: Thursday, August 5th 
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm or 3:00pm - 5:00pm 
  • Register here! 

Global Community Summer Social Drop Ins

 GC Student Social Drop-In

  • When: Every second Tuesday starting May 4th, 7:30pm – 9:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time)
  • What: Our Global Community Social Drop Ins are back this summer! Starting Tuesday, May 4th, join this bi-weekly session from 7:30-9:00pm to meet and hang out with other students in a casual online Drop-in Social! This will be a great opportunity to meet your peers, make new connections, play online games, and socialize. For each session, Isaac & Bipasa, ISS Student Staff, will plan fun activities that encourage connection and getting to know new friends from around the world. Please note the Zoom link will be the same each week!
  • Where: Online Zoom Meeting. The link will be the same each week! Please see below for details:
    • Join Zoom Meeting here !
    • Meeting ID: 859 1531 7284
    • Password: 124424
  • List of Summer Social Drop In Dates: 
    • Tuesday, May 4, 2021 
    • Tuesday, May 18, 2021 
    • Tuesday, June 1, 2021 
    • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 
    • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 
    • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 
    • Tuesday, July 27, 2021 
    • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 
    • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 
    • Tuesday, August 31, 2021 

Additional Online Activities

The below videos and resources have been compiled from previous workshops, information sessions, and webinars that pertain to your success as a student at UVic:

Academic success for international students

Getting to know your community

International Student Welcome

The below links highlight some of the many online activities, articles, videos, and additional opportunities for entertainment that you can participate in during self-isolation, a lockdown, or in your spare time.

Explore Victoria virtually

Explore online entertainment options

Health and wellness