Contact us

General inquiries:

Phone: 250-721-7700
Fax: 250-721-7715

Mailing address:

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2

Courier or in-person address:

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road
Elliott Building, Room 101
Victoria, BC  V8P 5C2

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Chair Adam Ritz 250-721-7698 ELL 103
Assistant to the Chair, General Office Supervisor Monica Lee-Bonar 250-721-7698 ELL 102
General Inquiries Susana Torres 250-721-7700 ELL 101
Administrative Officer and Registration Susan Gnucci 250-721-7699 ELL 104
Graduate Advisor Sara Ellison 250-721-7737 ELL 208
Graduate Program Assistant Megan Nell 250-721-7700 ELL 101
Undergrad Advisor: Years 1 & 2 Mark Laidlaw 250-721-7701 ELL 106
Undergrad Advisor: Years 3 & 4 Richard Keeler 250-721-7746 ELL 218
System Manager Nik Zapantis 250-721-7729 ELL 105A
Outreach Coordinator Susan Gnucci 250-721-7699 ELL 104
Laboratory Coordinator Alexander van Netten 250-721-7709 ELL 114
Physics & Astronomy Co-op Arkady Futerman ELL 118
VISPA Office Peggy White ELL 207
Graduate Student Liason
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Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The map below shows the surrounding area, and the most common entry points by ferry (from Vancouver or Seattle), or by air via Victoria International Airport.

Victoria Area Map

Most visitors to the department stay in downtown Victoria. Travel to downtown from the airport takes about 30 mins by taxi or shuttle. If you arrive by ferry from Seattle, a number of hotels are only a short walk from the ferry terminal. Similarly, if you are travelling on the Connector Coach from Vancouver or from the ferry, the coach station is also close to the hotels.

Travel from downtown hotels to UVic takes about 20 mins by bus or by taxi. Bus timetables and maps are available on the BC Transit website - the most useful routes are 4, 14 and the express 15. Note that you require the exact fare, which is currently $2.50 for a single journey. If you are taking a taxi, ask the driver to drop you at Parking Lot B.

The Physics and Astronomy Department is located in the Elliott Building, which is inside the main ring road visible on the campus map (the local area near Elliott is shown below). If you enter the main glass doors directly in front of Parking Lot B, the General Office (room 101) is to the right.

Elliott building