Welcome message

President Jamie Cassels

Dear colleagues and friends:

I am very proud to be president of the University of Victoria, an institution increasingly recognized as one of the world's finest research-intensive universities.

The UVic community is deeply committed to contributing to a better future for people, places and the planet.  Our success can be contributed to many factors:  our talented and dedicated faculty; the energy, enthusiasm and inventiveness of graduate and undergraduate students; the dedication and support of excellent staff; the passion of our alumni to make a difference in  their communities; and the support and active engagement of our many donors, partners and supporters.

UVic is a research-intensive and student-centred university, with a diverse and welcoming west coast campus which fosters an institution-wide commitment to creating a strong, healthy future for our students and for our local and global communities. It is big enough to have an international presence and impact, yet small enough that students are able to develop a strong sense of community and lifelong connections with friends and mentors.

Our university is a national and international leader in many areas of critical research and creative endeavour, and our faculty are committed and inspiring teachers. We offer our students a research-enriched education that is complemented by applied, clinical and work-integrated learning opportunities, making it among the best in the world.

I invite you to explore what UVic has to offer you through our website and discover what sets us apart from Canada’s many other fine universities. I believe you’ll be impressed by what this university has achieved so far and as confident as I am about UVic’s potential to accomplish great things in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Cassels, QC
President, University of Victoria