University Secretary

Office of the University Secretary




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Student Representatives to Board of Governors and Senate

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The Board of Governors and Senate need student representatives.  Build your skills, represent your fellow students and contribute to crucial decision making at UVic.

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UVic's Board of Governors

Meet UVic's Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible for the management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of the university.

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Our website provides a central location for current university policies and procedures that have been approved by the university's Board of Governors, Senate or administration.

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The Chancellor is the titular head of the university and the chair of its convocation. Learn more about Chancellor Shelagh Rogers and her role at the university.

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Our office is located in the Michael Williams Building on the University of Victoria campus. Contact us to see how we can assist you.

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Office of the University Secretary

NOTICE: The Office of the University Secretary is committed to maintaining consistency of service while adhering to and respecting the COVID-19 measures that are in place now and those that will be put in place in the coming days and weeks. Most meetings will be conducted remotely during this period. Please use the email addresses on the contact page to set up a meeting or if you have any questions.

For information regarding UVic's measures on COVID-19 please click here

The Office of the University Secretary serves as the corporate secretariat for the university's governing bodies: the Board of Governors and the Senate. The office is the repository for information on all matters relating to these bodies.

The Office of the University Secretary is responsible for coordinating, facilitating and recording the activities of the university's foundations and senior advisory committees. The office is also responsible for matters related to equity and human rights, policy and elections.

Please note: The Privacy and Access Office now reports to the General Counsel and their web content has moved.
Privacy and access webpages are found here.

UVic's next president

Kevin Hall will become the next president and vice-chancellor of the University of Victoria on Nov. 1, 2020.

Introducing Kevin Hall

About the president

UVic President Jamie Cassels

Professor Jamie Cassels is the University of Victoria's seventh president. Cassels is a legal scholar of international stature, a nationally recognized master teacher, and a talented university administrator noted for outstanding leadership and vision.

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Strategic Framework

The Board of Governors approved the UVic Strategic Framework 2018-2023 on May 29. 

Impact Fund


The Strategic Framework Impact Fund supports innovative initiatives that accelerate the implementation of the Strategic Framework. To apply, read the funding guide, FAQ, and submit a Notice of Intent by January 31, 2020.