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VPAC news and project updates

Academic Accommodations (April 4, 2024) - UVic is continuing temporary accommodation supports for Summer Session 2024, similar to what was put in place during Winter Session 2023/24.


Faculty of Health (updated March 26, 2024) - Through a Senate-led process, UVic is establishing a new faculty to enhance our health profile.


West Shore Campus (updated March 25, 2023) - UVic will offer a Computing Gateway program at a new campus in Langford, expected to open September 2025 in partnership with Royal Roads and Camosun.


Campus-wide service excellence (updated March 2024) - Starting in 2023, faculty and staff stakeholders will be asked to complete surveys on the quality of campus services and how areas can be more effective.


Course outline guidelines (Feb. 27, 2024) - Senate recently approved revisions to the Course Outline requirements for the undergraduate and graduate academic calendars.


Engagement Tour (Jan. 2024) - During spring term 2024, the Vice-President Academic and Provost is engaging with Deans and their leadership teams on institutional priorities and academic planning.


Budget model review (updated Aug. 2, 2023) - UVic has initiated a review of our budget model to assess its effectiveness and look for enhancement opportunities.

Archived news

Development of an academic action plan (updated March 11, 2024) - VPAC is developing a plan to operationalize institutional plans and demonstrate accountability throughout the academic portfolio.


Pilot for Centrally Scheduled Midterm Examination Period (Dec. 20, 2023) - Senate recently approved a pilot for a centrally-scheduled midterm examination period in February 2024.


VPAC highlights from 2023 (Dec. 18, 2023) - Thank you to everyone who contributed to these and other initiatives this past year.


Knowledge Connection Fund (Dec. 6, 2023) - Applications for the Indigenous and BPoC Knowledge Connection Fund are now being accepted for January 2024.


Nominate a colleague for a REACH Award (Aug. 16, 2023) - Nominations from across campus are welcome until Nov. 1 for the prestigious REACH research and teaching awards.


Accommodated assessment supports for 2023/24 (Aug. 1 & Oct. 16, 2023) - Information and resources about the interim strategy for accommodated assessments for the Winter Session.


Three new deans start on July 1, 2023 (June 30, 2023) - UVic is excited to welcome new leadership in the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law and the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.


Accessible BC Act compliance (updated June 2, 2023) - The BC Government requires all publicly funded universities to develop an accessibility committee, accessibility plan and feedback mechanism by September 1, 2023.


Listening Tour (April 1, 2023) - During a fall 2022 Listening Tour, the Vice-President Academic and Provost engaged with leaders, faculty, librarians and staff across campus to hear thoughts, ideas and feedback on UVic’s academic mission.


Kaplan agreement (Feb. 22, 2023) - UVic has signed an agreement with Kaplan International to support our international recruitment efforts, for both undergraduate and graduate programming.


REACH Award recipients for 2022 (Nov. 3, 2022) - Annually, the REACH Awards honour extraordinary UVic teachers and researchers who lead the way in dynamic learning and who have a vital impact at our university and in community. Congratulations to our 2022 recipients!


UVic welcomes new VP Academic and Provost (July 1, 2022) -  On July 1, 2022, Dr. Elizabeth Croft began her five-year term as UVic's new Vice-President Academic and Provost.


Course delivery modes (Feb. 16, 2022) - Senate has approved new course delivery codes and definitions, effective Winter Session 2022/23. The new course codes are: face-to-face; blended; online with some face-to-face; and fully online.