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West Shore campus

May 1, 2023 (updated: October 26, 2023)

In partnership with Royal Roads University and Camosun College, UVic announced in 2022 that it will offer courses at a new post-secondary site currently referred to as the West Shore Campus.

The three institutions are collaborating to establish a dynamic community-based education hub, offering a rich array of learning opportunities and life experiences to fuel a thriving future for learning from the West Shore area and elsewhere. The campus will also include space for the Justice Institute of BC and School District 62.

Construction has begun on the new building located at 798 Goldstream Ave. in Langford, with an anticipated opening in 2024/25 for up to 500 students.

Academic offerings

The partnership between UVic, Royal Roads University, and Camosun College aims to improve transition rates from K-12 to post-secondary, with programs and courses designed to meet student demand and the economic and labour market needs of communities in the West Shore and the province.

This is a pan-institutional initiative for UVic, with the Vice-President Academic and Provost (VPAC) portfolio responsible for collaborating with partner institutions on academic programming, academic and student-related policies, student supports and services, and academic infrastructure. We are also working through labour relations considerations.

UVic's initial academic offerings

Although details are under discussion, UVic plans to offer some computer science and software engineering courses for the 2025/26 academic year. Courses in additional areas and disciplines (e.g. humanities, fine arts) may be offered in future years, and we are also actively exploring micro-credential and continuing studies programming.

FAQs

While we haven't yet confirmed academic programming, we plan to offer in-person courses.

Additional information

This new and innovative initiative would not be possible without the dedication of many leaders, faculty and staff across all portfolios of the university. If you are working on this project and have questions related to our academic offerings, please reach out to the VPAC Project Coordinator at vpacproj@uvic.ca.

Please note that, in addition to initiatives led in the VPAC portfolio, there are parallel processes involving other portfolios that are not covered on this project page, including with respect to infrastructure and marketing, among others.

We will add additional information and FAQs to this web page as the project progresses.