The Edge of Achievement 2019

UVic researcher Francis Zwiers under Vancouver's Cambie Bridge
Francis Zwiers, Director of UVic's Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), enables strategies for better responses to climate change. PCIC science helps decision-makers mitigate risks from sea-level rise and events like wildfires, floods and droughts.

Tomorrow's leaders are emerging at the edge

UVic President Jamie Cassels

In 2018, the University of Victoria adopted a new strategic framework. It’s a map for future directions and change that builds on wellestablished strengths at UVic and challenges us to achieve even more in the years ahead.

The strategic framework will help us achieve our vision to be the Canadian research university that best integrates outstanding scholarship, engaged learning and real-life involvement to contribute to a better future for people and the planet.

The six high-level priorities of the framework also recognize that our values and our collective efforts put us at the forefront of two global challenges—sustainability and reconciliation—and that our achievements have been possible because of our drive to engage and partner with communities, researchers, governments, industry and funders around the world and in our own region.

These partnerships have been a key feature of our successes, as you’ll see throughout this year’s publication.

UVic President Jamie Cassels

The University of Victoria acknowledges with respect the Lekwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

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