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Dynamic learning

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The world is interconnected and ever-evolving. We think learning should be too.

Dynamic learning is fuelled by research-inspired insights and hands-on experiences. The interplay of ideas and action gives our students a powerful edge of expertise.

Learning beyond the classroom

Our students learn by doing. Some work with First Nations communities, in international village settings and in wilderness protected areas. Others tackle global innovation challenges or collaborate on ground-breaking research.

"I kept saying 'I can't believe I'm in class right now,' when we were hiking through a national park, talking to locals in a village or wandering through a palace. I realized the value of experiential learning opportunities like these. Instead of simply learning about topics, we saw them first-hand and had the opportunity to engage with them."

—Geography student Julia Bennett, about the geography department’s India Field School.

Co-operative education

With more than 4,200 placements each year, we have one of Canada’s largest university co-operative education programs. Co-op integrates academic studies with relevant paid work experience in more than 40 academic areas.

Close to half of eligible UVic undergraduates take part in co-op and graduate with experience in their field. 75 per cent of our co-op students graduate with job offers.

Undergraduate research awards

Every year, 100 undergraduates from different faculties participate in the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) program. Each student pursues independent research with the guidance of a faculty supervisor. They gain direct research experience and a deeper understanding of their field.

Field schools

Field schools provide a transformative learning experience for students and faculty. This hands-on experience allows our students to fully appreciate the practical side of research and data analysis.

Our students travel, conduct research and work with local and international communities under the close supervision of faculty members.

President’s Beyond Borders Fund

Our President’s Beyond Borders Fund encourages students to work and study abroad. We provide funding for students travelling in the Asia-Pacific region, including support for internships, field schools and co-op placements.

LATHE graduate certificate program

The Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE) program prepares graduate students for an academic career in higher education. LATHE students build their teaching portfolios and gain relevant experience while they earn their graduate degree. Instruction is guided by the latest research in the psychology of learning and instruction.

Student stories

Open UVic biologist named Order of Canada officer

UVic biologist named Order of Canada officer

UVic biology professor emeritus, Verena Tunnicliffe, is named an officer of the Order of Canada for her contributions to ocean sciences and for being a pioneer in the scientific exploration of the...

Open New video from ICS

New video from ICS

A world of learning awaits at the International Centre for Students and a new video welcomes everyone to find out more about the newly named ICS.

Open Re-framing trans histories

Re-framing trans histories

Collaborating with other trans artists and scholars enables gender studies prof Chase Joynt to re-frame trans histories. His latest film, Framing Agnes, premieres Jan. 22 at Sundance Film Fest.

Open UVic trio part of biodiversity project awarded $24

UVic trio part of biodiversity project awarded $24

Three UVic researchers are part of a project that was awarded $24 million on Wednesday to study an existential topic: the survival of life on Earth.

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Learning in motion

When we give our students the opportunity to take their learning outside the classroom, they put their innovation into action. They engage directly in problem solving, gain career-relevant expertise and experience deep personal growth.

See more videos from the Dynamic learning at UVic playlist on YouTube.

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