The University of Victoria (UVic) was established in 1963, and is renowned for its innovative programs in interdisciplinary research and teaching, its co-operative programs with other countries in the Pacific Rim, and for its continuing professional education. With a student population of around 17,000, the university is a medium-sized facility offering smaller classes and a broad range of programs. It is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in Canada (Maclean's Magazine).
Located just 15-minutes from downtown on acres of green parkland close to several beaches, the campus presents an ideal setting for learning and relaxing in the company of fellow students. The university has its own bus terminal, and parking is available for cars. Cycling is also a popular, safe and convenient way of getting around.
Alongside its modern library, computer, and academic facilities, the campus also provides counselling, health, and housing services, as well as an interfaith chapel. The Student Union Building includes a pub, nightclub, movie theatre, travel agency, and several take-out restaurants. It also has club meeting rooms, a radio station, and a student newspaper. A large and fully stocked bookstore provides texts, reference materials, gifts, and souvenirs.
Athletic and recreational services are excellent at UVic. Facilities for soccer, basketball, rugby, and track and field are available, as well as squash courts, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a swimming pool, and a gym equipped with aerobics, cardio, and weight training equipment.
Several accommodation options are available to students at the university.
The University of Victoria offers dormitory residence accommodation on campus during the summer months. All rooms are non-smoking, and each room includes a bed, desk, linens, dresser, and mirror. Residences are also wired for high speed internet access through the university network. Visit www.housing.uvic.ca for more details.
If you would like to arrange your own accommodation, the Housing, Food and Conference Services office keeps an up-to-date list of houses, apartments, and rooms for rent. You can visit their Web site at www.housing.uvic.ca or contact them at:
Housing, Food, and Conference Services
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 2Y2 Canada
Phone (250) 721-8395
Fax (250) 721-8930