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Mailing Address:

Dept. of Physics & Astronomy,
University of Victoria ,
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2

Courier Address:

Dept. of Physics & Astronomy,
University of Victoria,
Elliott Rm. 101, 3800 Finnerty Rd,
Victoria, BC, V8P 5C2

Department General Office:

Elliott Building, Room 101
Phone: (250) 721-7700
Fax: (250) 721-7715

See also: People in the Department

Key Contacts:

Department Chair: Dr. Byoung-Chul Choi 250-721-7698
Administrative Officer: Monica Lee-Bonar 250-721-7699

Chair's Assistant,        Office Supervisor:

Kaitlin Gray 250-721-7698
General Inquiries: 250-721-7700
Graduate Program Assistant: Cindy Kutyn 250-721-7700
Graduate Advisor: Dr. Pavel Kovtun 250-721-7737
Undergrad Advisor:     Years 1 & 2 Dr. Mark Laidlaw 250-721-7701
Undergrad Advisor:   Years 3 & 4 Dr. Bob Kowalewski 250-721-7746
Systems Manager: Rolf Seuster 250-721-7729
Laboratory Coordinator: Dr. Alex van Netten 250-721-7709
Co-op Coordinator: Arkady Futerman 250-721-7713
Co-op Assistants Kandie Husband &
Jessica Abriel 250-721-8637
VISPA Office: Tammy McLash 250-721-7736
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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

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