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Extraordinary academic environment

Place matters. UVic is located on Vancouver Island, which spans the Pacific Northwest coast from the Great Bear Rainforest to the Salish Sea. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover and innovate in exciting ways.

It's different here, naturally and by design. We're inspired to learn from our land's stories and to safeguard its integrity. Our university's just-right size nurtures rich personal connections and a vibrant learning community.

Award-winning instruction

Supported by Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI) instructors at UVic are innovators. They develop and identify teaching practices to support student engagement and success. We celebrate these practices with our annual teaching awards

Our instructors are well-represented among the winners of prestigious national Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 3M teaching fellowships.

More than 40 UVic faculty members have been named as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists.

Sustainability on campus

Sustainability is a key part of every major field at UVic. From clean energy to oceans and climate, UVic research is at the forefront of sustainability breakthroughs. Our sustainable initiatives drive us to constantly improve as an institution.

In the news

Open Ukraine webinar carries message for students

Ukraine webinar carries message for students

In June, Ukraine’s president called on university students to join him via video link about support for Ukraine. Now four UVic students are answering the call again, in a Zoom webinar on Aug. 4.

Open Eleven UVic Vikes competing at Commonwealth Games

Eleven UVic Vikes competing at Commonwealth Games

This summer, eleven current and former UVic athletes will compete in this year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK.

Open California greening

California greening

Two UVic Engineering grads, Aaron Fyke and Tyson Woeste, are leading the push for cleaner energy from a home base in sunny, star-filled Los Angeles.

Open Hidden wonder

Hidden wonder

Puppeteer and UVic theatre grad Ingrid Hansen stars in hit children’s shows and navigates the “complex universe” created by legend Jim Henson—all while never being seen.

More extraordinary environment news

Videos

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