Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.79
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2017
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University of Victoria
IC-3: Academics and Demographics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Neil Connelly
Director, Campus Planning and Sustainability
Financial Planning and Operations
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Number of academic divisions (e.g. colleges, schools):
12

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent):
48

Number of students enrolled for credit:
21,696

Total number of employees (staff + faculty):
6,328

Full-time equivalent student enrollment (undergraduate and graduate):
19,068

Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty):
4,576

Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education:
842

Number of students resident on-site:
2,472

Number of employees resident on-site:
0

Number of other individuals resident on-site, e.g. family members of employees, individuals lodging on-site (by average occupancy rate), and/or staffed hospital beds (if applicable):
0

Weighted campus users, performance year:
17,719.50

Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Established in 1963, UVic has grown to become a leading research-intensive institution with internationally recognized research strengths that include global change and sustainability, society and health, oceans and climate, and Indigenous and cultural studies.

The 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings place UVic among the top 250 universities around the world. In addition, THE placed UVic at 175 on its January 2016 list of the world’s 200 most international universities. UVic has also been recognized for its leadership in a broad mix of academic fields by QS World University Rankings. UVic has also consistently ranked among the top Canadian universities in the comprehensive category in the annual university rankings by Maclean's, Canada's national news magazine. In a strong showing across the board, UVic racked up top-three finishes in eight of the 14 key performance indicators used by Maclean's for its 2016 rankings.

UVic has been named a Canadian Re$earch Infosource "Research University of the Year" for 12 of the past 14 years. This designation indicates that UVic "demonstrates superior achievement in earning research income and in publishing research in leading scientific journals." In 2016, UVic was also recognized in the ReSearch Infosource "Winners Circle" for sponsored research income from 2000-2015. http://www.uvic.ca/home/about/facts-reports/ranking/index.php

UVic's academic programs are constantly evolving to provide education that will equip students for our rapidly-changing world with 10 faculties and 2 divisions - business, education, engineering, fine arts, graduate studies, human and social development, humanities, law, science, social sciences, continuing studies and medical sciences. Within these, there are 48 different schools and departments. As of the 2015/16 academic year, UVic was home to 21,696 students, including 3,307 graduate students and we have 6458 employees including 869 faculty, 1,782 sessional instructors and specialist/instructional staff, and 3,677 administrative, professional and support staff. For the fifth year in a row, UVic was named one of Canada’s best Diversity Employers, and for the first time one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2015. On-campus housing is home to 2,472 students.

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