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

STARS v2.2

University of Victoria
PRE-5: Academics and Demographics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Mundeep Grewall
Financial Planning Analyst
Financial Planning
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Established in 1963, UVic has grown to be 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. UVic is committed to being the Canadian research university that best integrates outstanding scholarship, engaged learning and real-life involvement to contribute to a better future for people and the planet.

The 2019 Leiden Rankings consistently places UVic in the top one per cent of universities in the world and among the top-ranked in Canada for scientific impact. Times Higher Education’s 2019 Global University Employability Ranking identifies UVic as the best Canadian comprehensive university, and one of only nine Canadian universities overall in preparing students for the workplace. UVic has also been recognized for its leadership in a broad mix of academic fields by QS World University Rankings. UVic is consistently ranked among the top Canadian comprehensive universities by Maclean's, Canada’s national news magazine, holding second place in for the third consecutive year in the 2020 rankings.

UVic's academic programs are constantly evolving to provide high-quality education that will equip students for our rapidly-changing world. Over 120 undergraduate and 160 graduate programs, as well as professional degrees and diplomas, are offered within 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. For the eighth time in as many years, UVic has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and for the third year in a row has been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.

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