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Board of Governors 2015/16 update

Wed, 2016-01-06 15:06


The University of Victoria Board of Governors is one of two primary governing bodies of the university (the other being the UVic Senate). The board is responsible for the management, administration and control of the property, revenue and business affairs of the university.

Thank you from the UVic United Way campaign

Mon, 2015-12-21 14:50

You did it again, UVic! Together, you propelled the UVic United Way campaign past its 2015 goal of $269,000. As of December 29, the tally of funds raised during the campaign was $273,455, all made possible by the generous contributions of donors and supporters.

UVic signs student agreements with College of the Rockies

Mon, 2015-12-14 10:59

Administrators signing documents
Photo provided by College of the Rockies.

The University of Victoria has signed two agreements with the College of the Rockies (COTR) on guaranteed student admissions.

UVic in strong position to respond to TRC recommendations

Wed, 2015-11-04 17:29

When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final 11-page set of recommendations, one of the commission’s overarching goals loomed so large, it seemed poised to walk right off the document.

“The idea is that all we have learned is not to become stored and dusty,” explains Commissioner Marie Wilson. “It is a call to action.”

UVic joins city trade mission to San Francisco

Tue, 2015-11-03 14:06

Industry partnerships, co-op opportunities and connections with alumni were top-of-mind issues for UVic representatives joining Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps’ “Team Victoria” delegation in late September. The 31-person, multi-stakeholder trade mission to San Francisco included BC Technology Minister Amrik Virk and representatives from UVic, VIATeC, Tourism Victoria and the Greater Victoria Development Agency.

“It’s an extremely important geographic area for the industry,” says Alumni Relations Director Terry Cockerline. “And our alumni are doing amazing things down there. We’ve reaffirmed those relationships with our alumni and have begun cultivating new ones.”

President's Campus Update 2015

Wed, 2015-10-07 10:18

Cassels at the 2015 President's Campus Update.
Cassels at the 2015 President's Campus Update. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

During his Campus Update on Oct. 6, UVic President Jamie Cassels celebrated UVic’s achievements this past year and addressed university priorities for the upcoming year.

How do we strengthen on-campus communication?

Mon, 2015-06-29 16:39

Campus survey points the way

How well do you know the UVic campus? Not just its physical geography—from classrooms and restaurants to natural spaces—but the university’s structures, practices, vision and goals, and your and your unit’s role within them?

Information about new projects being launched, changes in policy, the big picture opportunities and challenges affecting UVic, progress on institutional goals, or even this week’s major campus events, orient us to campus life as much as any map does. Being aware of that kind of information—and knowing how to access it and when to share it—is a crucial, but often overlooked part of being a member of the UVic community, no matter what we do or where we work on campus.

New deans and acting deans announced

Tue, 2015-06-02 11:07

Four new academic leaders take up their posts at UVic this summer with the appointments of Dr. Patricia Marck as dean of human and social development, Dr. Susan Lewis as acting dean of fine arts, Dr. Cedric Littlewood as new acting dean of humanities and Dr. Kathryn Gillis as acting dean of science.

UVic gets top marks for sustainability in Princeton Review's annual Guide to Green Colleges

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:40

The University of Victoria was given a perfect score in the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges, an annual publication spotlighting campuses in the US and Canada with exceptional commitment to sustainability in their policies, initiatives and academic programs. 

2015/16 budget framework approved

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:47

The University of Victoria's Board of Governors has approved a $338-million balanced operating budget for 2015/16 that focuses on student support and areas of enrolment growth.