Supporting each other after BC storm

The University of Victoria recognizes that many members of the campus community have been impacted by the recent storm that's caused catastrophic flooding and closed roads and highways across the province.

Although Vancouver Island was not the epicentre of the storm, the damage and service disruptions across our region are nevertheless substantial. Many UVic students, faculty, staff and their loved ones—as well as communities across our region—now face extraordinary challenges.

The university is working to support the needs of those in our own community who have been affected, from instructional flexibility to emergency bursaries, and encourages everyone to keep apprised of changing conditions during the recovery.

Resources for students

  • Missed classes: Learn what you need to do if you need to miss classes due to the storm. Remember to let your instructors know about your absence. By working with your individual instructors, you may be able to agree on an approach that suits both of your needs and circumstances.
  • Mental health: SupportConnect is a free, confidential mental health support service for UVic students. Get connected with qualified counsellors, consultants and life coaches anytime, anywhere.
  • Emergency bursaries: Emergency bursaries may be available for those who have been financially impacted by the recent flooding. These bursaries are intended to assist with a students' emergent need. Be sure to contact the Student Awards and Financial Aid office at so we can discuss options and the application process.

Other resources