University of Victoria



The University of Victoria (UVic) is one of Canada’s leading universities. As a hub of transformational research, UVic faculty, staff and students make a critical difference on issues that matter to people, places and the planet. It offers life-changing, hands-on learning experiences on the BC coast. It is committed to reconciliation and increasing educational opportunities and success for Indigenous students. UVic prepares career-ready students and also leads the way in research, creativity, innovation, inspired teaching and community engagement. UVic works closely with community partners to foster respect and reconciliation, promote sustainable futures and uphold its values of equity, diversity and inclusion.

FACILITY/SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS: UVic has many athletic and recreational facilities: a two-level fitness weight training area; a large outdoor stadium; a 2,100-seat performance gym; an indoor pool; a climbing centre; a rowing ergometer centre; as well as dance space, dedicated TRX and spin classrooms, yoga studios and squash courts. Services for students include: a new Student Wellness Centre; interfaith chaplaincy; three child care centres; extensive on-campus housing; off-campus housing registry; student employment centre; and national and international student exchange program coordination.

Institution Size

  • Domestic: 20,420
  • International: 4,190