Community-University Engagement

CEL Grant Call for Proposals 2018

CEL Grant Call for Proposals 2018

Apply for a CEL Grant to develop or redesign UVic courses/program components to include community engaged opportunities for UVic students. Application deadline is January 15, 2018.

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PESA Call for Nominations 2017-18

PESA Call for Nominations 2017-18

Nominate a tenured faculty member who has achieved great distinction as a community-engaged scholar for the 2018 Provost's Engaged Scholar Award!

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Research facilitates repatriation of artwork

Research facilitates repatriation of artwork

Dr. Andrea Walsh (right, anthropology) and Mark Atleo (left, Ahousaht First Nation) reviewing childhood art work created by Mark and other Survivors of the Alberni Indian Residential School. Dr. Walsh has been recognized for her work collaborating with Survivors to repatriate artwork created at residential schools in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Dr. Walsh was a recipient of the 2017 Provost's Engaged Scholar Award.

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Engagement map

Our interactive engagement map showcases the relationships that UVic fosters with partners around the world through community-university engagement initiatives and projects. 

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2017 Provost's Engaged Scholar: Dr. Cecilia Benoit

Community-engaged research with Peers

Dr. Cecilia Benoit (left, sociology) joins Jennifer Smart (centre, Peers Health Support Worker) and Peers Victoria Executive Director Dr. Rachel Phillips (right) at Peers Victoria Resources Society to discuss peer-led health and social services for sex workers. Dr. Benoit was a recipient of the 2017 Provost's Engaged Scholar Award.

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What is community-university engagement?

Community-university engagement (CUE) is a term that describes the intentional relationship between a university and its larger community (this can include local as well as national and international community members, organizations, businesses, government, etc.). The goal of these relationships is to build a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources that can contribute to more sustainable, just and healthy communities.

Ways to engage

At UVic, we're committed to working with our community to make a vital impact on issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Check out the links below for ways that you can engage with UVic to make a difference. 


We acknowledge and respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.