Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.17
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date May 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Victoria
PRE-3: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Kay-Lynn Yacoboski
Sustainability Intern
Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Institution type:
Doctoral/Research

Institutional control:
Public

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

The University of Victoria, one of Canada's leading universities, is widely recognized for leadership in research, inspired teaching and community engagement. It provides innovative undergraduate and graduate programs and real life learning experiences in a diverse and welcoming West Coast environment. The 402 acre Gordon Head campus is located approximately seven kilometers northeast of downtown Victoria and includes a variety of open space and natural landscapes, within its suburban setting.

UVic is one of six research-intensive universities in the province of British Columbia. The university offers undergraduate degrees, plus masters and doctorates in 10 faculties and 2 divisions, which includes 46 individual academic departments.

Overall, UVic offers over 120 undergraduate and 160 graduate programs, as well as professional degrees and diplomas. These offerings also include the Division of Medical Sciences (but no hospital), which delivers the Island Medical Program in collaboration with the University of British Columbia, MD undergraduate program. In addition, UVic has one of the Canada’s largest university co-operative education programs, integrating academic studies with relevant paid work experience in more than 40 academic areas. To date, UVic has achieved well over 75,000 co-op placements, and continues to grow and improve the co-op program. UVic’s Division of Continuing Studies offers hundreds of individual courses for personal and professional development, including 31 programs leading to a diploma or certificate.


Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school Yes Yes
Other professional school with labs or clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) No No
Museum Yes No
Satellite campus No No
Farm larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres No No
Hospital No No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:

Museum not included: UVic Legacy Art Gallery main location is downtown Victoria and is not part of the main Gordon Head Campus. The space is managed by UVic External Properties and the physical space is not included in STARS reporting.


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