Strategic Framework Initiatives


Strategic Framework Impact Fund

This $300,000 per year fund supports initiatives directly related to the priorities of the Strategic Framework, especially those not covered by other funding programs.


Experiential Learning Fund

This $500,000 annual investment provides:

  • Opportunities for students to participate in experiential learning, including practica, internships, Co-op placements and field schools
  • Opportunities for more inclusive and divers student participants
  • Support for the development of new experiential learning opportunities.


Fellowships in research-enriched teaching

This $150,000 initiative funds up to 10 awards annually. The fellowships will provide financial support and professional training for graduate students and Post-Doctoral Fellows to integrate research and teaching.


Graduate student support

More than $700,000 in new graduate fellowships, President’s Scholarships and Indigenous Fellowships will be awarded starting in 2019, allowing UVic to recruit and retain talented graduate students in a highly competitive market.


New research initiatives funding

Funding of $250,000 per year is being allocated during 2018/19 and 2019/20 by the Office of the Vice-President Research to advance research excellence and impact—used during the current year to support health science initiatives and new research clusters, enhance support to specific research platforms, and build connections and partnerships with other institutions and organizations.


Strategic Framework chairs

The $1.2 million initiative will create four university-funded, five-year UVic Impact Chairs to recruit exceptional new faculty who will lead the way in areas identified in the framework, particularly dynamic learning, respect and reconciliation, sustainable futures, and engaging locally and globally. There will also be 10 President’s Chairs—the university’s highest internal honour—to recognize current faculty who excel in research, teaching and engagement and who will help to advance all the priorities in the framework.