Faculties and divisions

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

The world looks different from here

There is a business school built for those who see the need for a new way forward. A school that, while not right for everyone, is the perfect place for thinkers of thoughts, generators of ideas, and creators of change. It’s right here, on Canada’s stunning west coast, at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. Here, you’ll find learning that throws out convention and sparks personal growth. Listen closely for the call of adventure. Seize opportunities to do great business today and tomorrow, near and far, in a completely different way.

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Faculty of Education

Learning transforms

We equip future educators of all kinds to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. Our faculty offers dynamic programming, research opportunities with nationally and internationally renowned leaders in their fields, and experiences that connect the past, present and future in a myriad of educational places and spaces.

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Faculty of Engineering

Invent the future

Engineers and computer scientists are changing the world we live in. At UVic you'll be surrounded by exciting research and teach in state-of-the-art facilities. Our internationally recognized researchers include 10 Canada Research Chairs and an NSERC Environmental Design Chair—exceptional for a faculty with 83 faculty members.

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Faculty of Fine Arts

Express your unique view of the world through art

Since 1969, we have offered innovative programs that have earned national recognition, helping to build the reputation of both UVic as a leading Canadian arts institution and Victoria as an arts destination.

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Faculty of Human and Social Development

Learning to transform ourselves, our world

Our faculty members are among the top in Canada for attaining research funding. Some work in the most remote corners of the world, others right here in Victoria. Many collaborate with world-leading scholars who come to UVic to explore and exercise their passion for knowledge.

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Faculty of Humanities

Open your mind, transform our world

Our faculty members can be found digging Greek ruins in Jordan, studying property relations in Vancouver's lower eastside, figuring out where the English spoken in Victoria comes from, studying, producing films about Indigenous women, creating digital maps of early modern London, pondering the ethics of international law, and tracing why some books published in the 16th century still find an audience today. Much of the research is funded by external grants and we are proud to have a high success rate in attracting research money.

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Faculty of Law

One of Canada's leading law schools

UVic Law is a unique school, one that has built an extraordinary reputation among law schools, law firms, governments, and non-governmental organizations because of the high quality of its legal education, its supportive yet challenging learning environment, and its impressive blend of practical skills and critical thinking. 

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Faculty of Science

Discover the future

Science prepares us for concepts we can't imagine today, but will shape our world tomorrow. Whether it's working on a more potent treatment to fight cancer, developing more accurate climate prediction models or understanding the secrets of anti-matter, UVic's Faculty of Science is leading the way.

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Faculty of Social Sciences

Be the change

Searching for ways to make a better and safer tomorrow, our faculty members meet the highest research standards striving to make a difference in our rapidly changing world. We help to put the social into science.

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Island Medical Program

Through knowledge, creating health

The Island Medical Program delivers the University of British Columbia Doctor of Medicine (MD) Undergraduate Program in collaboration with the University of Victoria. We strive to provide students with a medical education experience that reflects the health-related challenges facing mid-sized urban island communities, as well as smaller, remote and coastal communities which include both elderly and Aboriginal populations.

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Division of Continuing Studies

Gain a new perspective

Continuing education has been an integral part of the University of Victoria since its inception in 1963. Today, the Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) provides adult and continuing education programming in co-operation with UVic faculties and community partners. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of programs in a range of academic disciplines, using diploma, certificate, degree and other programming models to serve adult, part-time, international and geographically dispersed students.

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UVic Libraries

Helping people live well in the 21st century

All of us at the University of Victoria Libraries are committed to the success of our students and faculty. Our expert staff are increasingly working within disciplines, across disciplines and beyond traditional boundaries, as we navigate this exciting landscape with our students, faculty and researchers. 

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