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Your profile is where you can update your personal information such as preferred name, change your passphrase or update your directory listing.


Questions related to the My profile menu in Online tools.

Your preferred first name is the name by which you are normally addressed, and can be different than your legal first name registered with UVic. It is used together with your last name in a number of online services like email, Brightspace, and enterprise applications.

You can update your preferred name by selecting Personal information from the Your profile drop-down menu. 

All active students and employees are provided with an email account that can be used to send and receive mail. This is the recommended email account used to send and receive university related communication. This email account will also grant you access to a wide range of UVic services including Brightspace, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.

Students are encouraged to use their email address as their preferred email to protect the privacy of their non-UVic email address. 

Employees must use as their primary UVic email address. Employees must not forward their UVic email address to non-UVic email addresses.

You can update your preferred email by selecting Contact information from the Your profile drop-down menu and selecting Update email addresses. We recommend adding an alternative email address for account recovery in case your unable to access your UVic email.

We recommend keeping your mailing address and contact information current so you don't miss receiving important information from the university. Your mailing address is included on your tax forms and other formal documents.

You can update your contact information by selecting Contact information from the Your profile drop-down menu. 

There are many helpful resources regarding legal name and gender changes on the Equity and Human Rights website. You can find links to personal information change forms, a list of services that may require additional information like ONECard, where to find gender inclusive services, union and employee guides, and many more resources at the links below.

Services for everyone

Services for students

Services for faculty and staff

You can change your NetLink ID passphrase by selecting Account information from the Your profile drop-down menu. If you're unable to access your account, you can find more information on retrieving your credentials on the UVic NetLink ID page.

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