Leadership program

As a student transitions leader with the Student Transitions Leadership Program, you will contribute to the growth and development of UVic’s orientation and transition programs and develop leadership skills alongside other student leaders and professional staff.


As a Leadership student, you will:

  • Co-develop and deliver new initiatives, training and programs to support new students, orientation volunteers and student mentors
  • Provide feedback to the Student Transitions team to help improve and develop future programs
  • Assist in the recruitment of new orientation volunteers, facilitation of group interviews and training of new and returning volunteers
  • Serve as mentors for new and returning orientation volunteers
  • Support Student Recruitment outreach events for prospective students
  • Speak to the student experience on prospective student panels
  • Represent the university and your home faculty to prospective students at faculty information fairs


Leadership students must:

  • Be passionate about UVic and the UVic student experience  
  • Be interested in professional and leadership development  
  • Have previous leadership experience
  • Display exemplary communication and interpersonal skills
  • Maintain satisfactory academic and judicial standing
  • Be currently enrolled in at least one undergraduate or graduate course or on a UVic Co-op term
  • Have in the past or are currently actively seeking a variety of UVic experiences
  • Be knowledgeable about campus resources and supports
  • Be able to exercise sound judgment


Leadership students must be available for:

  • Meetings or training sessions every second Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
    • Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11 (returning leadership students only)
    • Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 29, Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 28, March 13, March 27 (all leadership students)
  • Retreat
    • Saturday, January 18
  • Recruitment and screening of new volunteers for the UVic Orientation volunteer program 
    • Jan/Feb.: Volunteer recruitment for new and returning orientation volunteers
    • Feb/March: Facilitation of group interviews for new orientation volunteers 
  • Training
    • Either Friday late afternoon/evening of March 27, 2020 or the day of Saturday, March 28, 2020 for March Welcome. Leadership students will be hosting and leading activities as part of this program
    • Saturday, September 5, 2020 in-person training for volunteers. Leadership students will be hosting and leading activities as part of this program
  • Orientation 2020:
    • January Orientation: Sunday, January 5, 2020
    • May Orientation: Sunday, May 3, 2020 (date subject to change)
    • Fall Orientation:
      • Graduate Student Orientation: Friday, September 4, 2020 (date subject to change, Leadership participation optional for undergraduate leaders)
      • Transfer and Mature Student Welcome: Friday, September 4, 2020 (date subject to change, Leadership participation optional)
      • New Student Welcome: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (Leadership participation optional for graduate leaders)

Applications for the 2019-20 Leadership Program are due October 10, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Please contact volunteer@uvic.ca with any questions.  

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