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About the university

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Dynamic learning, research with a vital impact, and our extraordinary academic environment give 亚博全站官网登录平台 an Edge that can’t be found anywhere else.

The 大学 亚博全站官网登录平台 is one of 加拿大’s leading research-intensive universities. We are located in Victoria, on the BC coast.

事实 & 数据

  • 22,020 students (undergraduate and graduate)
  • 5,000 employees, including 900 full-time faculty members
  • 580+ patents filed to date
  • 1,145+ invention disclosures to date
  • 169 start-up companies to date
  • #1 among Canadian comprehensive universities for preparing career-ready students (2019 Times Higher Education Global 大学 Employability Ranking)
  • Consistently the top university in North America for international research collaboration (Leiden, 2011-19)


亚博全站官网登录平台边缘 combines three elements: dynamic learning, vital impact and our extraordinary academic environment.

Together, these three elements nurture an environment of discovery, 创新 and creativity. The Edge fortifies our work in sustainability and healthy societies. It shapes our world view with diverse perspectives, including those from 土著 and international communities. It fuels our commitment to economic well-being, technological advances and social justice.

亚博全站官网登录平台的 commitments

社区 engagement is a key part of our success. We work closely with our community partners to foster respect and reconciliation, promote sustainable futures, and uphold our values of equity, diversity and inclusion.

研究 strengths

亚博全站官网登录平台的 research makes a vital impact on people, places and the planet. 

We have identified five overlapping impact areas where we are uniquely positioned to make a difference:

Economic impact

亚博全站官网登录平台 is a proud partner in the Greater Victoria and BC economy. We work with governments, “第一民族”, businesses and non-profits towards economic and social prosperity. From jobs to research solutions to our alumni making a global impact, we’re a key contributor to a bright future.

Administration & 治理

亚博全站官网登录平台的 Strategic Framework 2018-2023 outlines 亚博全站官网登录平台’s vision, values and priorities. It inspires our excellence in research, creative activity, 教学, 服务, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and engagement to serve students, communities and the world.

亚博全站官网登录平台的 university plans guide the operational directions for a wide range of 亚博全站官网登录平台 activities.

亚博全站官网登录平台 operates under the authority of the 大学 Act ,是 治理 by a Board of Governors and Senate.

历史 & 传统

The university received degree-granting status in 1963. The origins of 亚博全站官网登录平台, 然而, can be traced back to 1903 and the establishment 亚博全站官网登录平台 College, our predecessor institution.

university of victoria shield

The three martlets—footless heraldic birds—on the 亚博全站官网登录平台 shield refer to those on the crest of McGill 大学, with which Victoria College was originally affiliated.

university of victoria coat of arms

The university mottoes, shown on the 亚博全站官网登录平台 Coat of Arms, are 'Let there be light' (in Hebrew) and 'A multitude of the wise is the health of the world' (in Latin).

The university colours are red, gold, and blue.

university of victoria flag

The university flag depicts three red martlets in a gold field above a blue field.