The University of Victoria is a public research university located in Victoria, British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. Founded in 1903 as Victoria College, the university is recognized for leadership in research, inspired teaching and community engagement, and provides innovative undergraduate and graduate programs with real-life learning experiences.
More than 20,000 students are enrolled in 12 faculties and divisions at the top-ranked Canadian university. With civic engagement a key part of the university’s mission, students, faculty and staff collaborate with a diverse range of community partners in Canada and abroad.
As an international leader in many areas of critical research and creative endeavor, the University of Victoria’s research strengths include: oceans and climate, global change and sustainability, society and health, indigenous and cultural studies, genomics and proteomics, matter and energy, computational modelling and information processing, and fine and performing arts.