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Arts & culture

Culture and the creative arts help us make sense of the world and ourselves. As we become increasingly aware of cultural diversity on a regional, national and global scale, we turn to the arts for common ground. 

UVic’s commitment to arts and culture programming make this a natural place for students who want to explore and celebrate cultural differences and interactions.



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 Order of Canada appointments

UVic Order of Canada appointments

A renowned University of Victoria theatre expert and a devout public sector leader are appointed today to the Order of Canada.

Open Top 10 of 2021

Top 10 of 2021

From addressing injustice to inspiring creative ingenuity, UVic was at the forefront in 2021 of providing expertise and offering solutions to another year of change and stories that gripped the world’s...

Open UVic prof’s film to premiere at Sundance

UVic prof’s film to premiere at Sundance

A film directed, produced and co-written by gender studies professor Chase Joynt will premiere this January at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent film fest in the US.

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UVic is home to many venues, both on and off campus. You don’t have to be a student to attend! Enjoy a symphony, watch a play or take a yoga class.


UVic has more art on view in public spaces than any other university in Canada. Tour our 2,000 works of art on campus, visit our art gallery in downtown Victoria, or explore the broader art collections all managed by Legacy Art Galleries.


You’ll find a range of excellent arts and culture programming at UVic. Find an expert to speak at your event or tune in to our student-run radio station.

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