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UVic and Tsawout First Nation have combined forces to host the 2023 summer archaeology field school, focusing on the ancient village site of ȾEL¸IȽĆE in Cordova Bay

Look forward from here

Our incredible natural environment inspires how we learn and the actions we take

Learn in a pretty, incredible place

Community connection, stunning natural surroundings and engaging learning opportunities await you at UVic.

Here, you'll find people who support you in living your values, clubs that enable you to take action, and unique programs and co-op experiences that give you the skills you need in a competitive job market.

We know you want the best for the world. Let's make it happen together.

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Territory acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Esquimalt) Peoples on whose territory the university stands, and the Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

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Hands-on learning

At UVic you’ll learn by doing. Peer through microscopes, gaze at the stars, dig into the past and contemplate the future.

Join one of Canada's largest co-op programs, get hands-on experience through field schools and practicums, or go on exchange with one of our more than 300 partner universities.

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Campus and community

As you study hard and tackle new challenges, our campus's 200 acres of green space—just 10 minutes from the beach—will help you find balance in your busy university life. As a medium-sized university, we’re big enough to make an impact globally, but small enough to have a great community feel.

Facts & figures


university in the world for climate action

2023 THE Impact Rankings

Canadian comprehensive university for employability

2022 THE Employability Ranking

university in Canada for promoting Indigenous visibility

Maclean’s 2022

Canadian comprehensive university

Maclean's 2023

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