President Jamie Cassels

President Jamie Cassels reappointed to second term

Prof. Cassels has been reappointed to a second five-year term as president and vice-chancellor, effective July 1, 2018.

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Initiative to support UVic students "on the go"

A suite of student mobility initiatives launched by President Cassels helps support even more learning opportunities for UVic students "on the go" through co-op placements, field school, work study and student internships within Canada and internationally.

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UVic Strategic Framework

UVic Strategic Framework

UVic Strategic Framework - Our strategic priorities

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Jamie Cassels at a podium

A nationally recognized teacher and administrator

Cassels is a legal scholar of international stature, a nationally recognized master teacher and a talented university administrator noted for outstanding leadership and vision.

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Adrienne Sanders, Ryan Nicolson and Elaine Yan

The Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award (JCURA)

The JCURA program, which began in 2009, offers undergraduates a unique opportunity to conduct research on a topic they are interested in while working collaboratively with faculty members.

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Office of the President

UVic has an international reputation as one of Canada's finest research-intensive universities—indeed, among the best in the world. This is due to the efforts of its outstanding faculty, students, staff and leaders, and support from our donors, alumni, and our many public and private sector partners. 

Jamie Cassels, QC
President, University of Victoria

About the president

UVic President Jamie Cassels

Professor Jamie Cassels is the University of Victoria's seventh president. Cassels is a legal scholar of international stature, a nationally recognized master teacher, and a talented university administrator noted for outstanding leadership and vision.

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Strategic Framework

The Board of Governors approved the UVic Strategic Framework 2018-2023 on May 29. 

The UVic Edge

Woman standing by the ocean

In 2014, we set out to deepen our understanding of why faculty, staff, students and partners choose UVic. The result is three ingredients that define who we are today and set a bold path for how we will remain a university of choice in the future:

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