Graduate Student Welcome

UVic graduate student attending Graduate Student Orientation

September 1, 2023

Presented by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Student Society. Graduate Student Orientation will be delivered in person in the Engineering and Computer Science Building (ECS) from 8:45 - 11:30 a.m. 


Time and location Event

ECS 123

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Graduate Student Welcome 

Gather with incoming graduate students for a welcome from the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Executive Director of the Graduate Student Society.

ECS 123

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

Introduction to the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Graduate Student Society

Learn about services and advising for graduate students, including maintaining good student-supervisor relationships, academic integrity and expectations, navigating the administrative maze and connecting to the graduate community at UVic.

ECS 123

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Getting to know the UVic Libraries as a Researcher

An introduction to services and resources offered by the library to enhance your graduate research, including collections of unique materials and artifacts available, guidance for booking workspaces and equipment, services including in-depth research consultation, online digital skills, citation management and research and publication advising.

ECS 104

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Applying for Tri-Council Scholarships (NSERC, SSHRC & CIHR)

An overview of the application process including deadlines and on-campus supports to help you complete a competitive application for master’s and doctoral federal research scholarships.

*Due to eligibility guidelines for tri-council scholarships this session is limited to domestic and permanent resident students.


Registration is now closed.

For any questions or accessibility requests for the Graduate Student Welcome, please contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies at .

Additional orientation programs

While Graduate Student Orientation is the main orientation program for graduate students, we also offer a number of programs for specific student populations. You should register for and attend any additional programs that apply.

Residence Orientation

Three women rolling suitcases towards residence


For students living in residence, Residence Orientation will help you get to know your neighbours, introduce you to your residence community and help you learn your way around your new home. 


Learn more

International Student Welcome


Our International Student Welcome program introduces you to UVic staff, faculty and current students who will provide advice on living and learning in Canada. 


Learn more

Three students walking on campus

Indigenous Week of Welcome

Participants entering the Ceremonial Hall for an Indigenous ceremony


Self-identified Indigenous students are encouraged to come learn more about tailored campus supports, meet other Indigenous students and get answers to your questions about Indigenous programs and services. 


Learn more