Summer series

As you work your way through the Pre-Arrival Program, join us live for our Summer series webinars throughout the summer. Each webinar will provide you with a chance to discuss a topic in more depth and ask questions to current students and UVic staff. All sessions will be recorded. Recordings can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Webinar schedule

Date and time Webinar

July 14

4 p.m.

Finding housing in Greater Victoria

Will you be living off-campus this year? This session will provide you with an overview of searching for off-campus housing in Victoria, tips and tricks to renting and key considerations. We will be covering the following topics: housing search sites, potential scams, housing considerations, transportation, tenancy agreements, living with roommates and where to find support and information. This session will be most beneficial to those who have not lived in Victoria, or if this is your first time renting.

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July 21

4 p.m.

Ask me anything about living in residence

Are you planning on living in Residence this year and wondering what it will be like? Join current UVic students and residence leaders for an opportunity to ask any of your burning questions. Meet other first year residence students and learn about what you can expect in this interactive session!

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July 28

4 p.m.

Effective learning in university contexts

University requires students to work independently and to manage several aspects of their learning. This session will explain how to approach academic work and review evidence-based strategies to succeed in university. Expect to learn how to obtain valuable information from your syllabus, why help-seeking is a critical tool, effective ways to use your time, and much more!

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August 4

4 p.m.


An introduction to university finances

We all know university can be expensive. Do you have a plan to pay all your expenses? Are you aware of all the expenses you might encounter? Join Student Awards and Financial Aid for this session as they explain your financial aid options, share the resources you can access to stay on top of your financial game, explore what expenses to anticipate, and discuss some budgeting tips.

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August 11

4 p.m.

Introduction to student health and wellness

In this webinar, we will discuss student health and wellness on-campus. We will be taking a look at many different on-campus resources such as the Student Wellness Center, Vikes Athletics and Recreation and the Center for Accessible Learning, amongst others. We will be exploring different dimensions of health and wellness, while providing tips and tricks to stay healthy and well these upcoming semesters.

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August 18

4 p.m.

Naloxone training

In this 1.5 hour training session, you will learn about harm reduction, how to recognize signs of an overdose, as well as how and when to administer Naloxone. We will review the contents of the Naloxone Kit, including step by step visual training. Following this training session, you will have the opportunity for a question and answer period with the nurses.

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Finding Housing in Greater Victoria

Ask Me Anything About Living in Residence

Effective Learning in University Contexts

An Introduction to University Finances 

Introduction to Student Health and Wellbeing