A – Z Campus Services

Anti-Violence Project strives to provide anti-oppressive and sex-positive services, advocacy and action on-campus and off to people of all genders, in partnership and collaboration, in order to address and resist gender-based and all forms of violence.

Audio Visual Services rents equipment such as projectors, PA systems, dongles, transcription machines and video equipment.

Bus (Public Transit)

  • Bus routes and times are available by phone (250-382-6161) or online (bctransit.com/victoria)
  • The bus schedule is seasonal. Expect route changes in early January, April and September.
  • If you are travelling to Vancouver, there is a special bus (the 76) that runs directly from UVic to Swartz Bay twice daily on Fridays and Sundays. This bus, however, is seasonal and will not run during the summer (April to August, inclusive).

Campus Alone is an UVic program initiated and provided by Campus Security Services and is available to all members of the campus community who work or study on campus during the quiet hours of evenings, weekends, holidays, etc.

Individuals concerned for their personal safety while working/studying alone at night may telephone Campus Security Services at 250-721-7599 and provide the following information:

  • Your name, an exact location and phone number in the building if you will be working in an office or a personal cell phone number.
  • An estimated time of departure. If this changes, you must advise us.
  • Your mode of travel and, if applicable, a vehicle description and location where you’ve parked your vehicle.
  • Call us at 250-721-7599 just prior to your departure.

If they do not receive your call advising of your departure, a Security Officer will follow up and check on you.

Campus Bike Centre is the hub for all things cycling on campus. Here are just some of the programs that they run:

Campus Security Services is open 24/7 and provides a safe haven at any time, coordinates personal safety and crime and sexual assault prevention programs such as SafeWalk and Campus Alone. Security also handles on-campus parking permits and ride share programs.

  • Emergency Line: 250-721-7599
  • Non-Emergency: 250-721-6683
  • Personal Safety Coordinator: 250-721-8981
  • Campus Security Services also maintains 15 Direct Dial phones around campus that connect directly to their Dispatcher. The locations of these phones is available here: https://www.uvic.ca/security/home/direct/index.php.

Centre for Academic Communication provides support in the areas of academic writing, reading, and speaking, as well as understanding academic expectations.

Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) provides support for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, mental health issues and long-term recurring physical or sensory disabilities.

CFUV 101.9FM is your campus and community radio station. They are also always looking for volunteers so if you have an interest in radio, we heartily encourage you to contact them.

Child Care is available through UVic Child Care Services for UVic community members. Space is limited, but they maintain a waitlist.

Child Care Bursary was created by the GSS to help students with children cover their childcare costs.

  • Application forms are available at Student Financial Aid between August 15 to October 15
  • The deadline to apply is October 15

Cinecenta is the student-run on campus movie theatre.

Clubs, there are over 150 different athletic, cultural/international, general interest, religious, and political clubs active on campus. These clubs are funded in part by the GSS and graduate students are able to participate freely.

Computer Help Desk provides information and advice to members of the university for most campus computing resources. They can also help with computing equipment repairs and network problems.

Computer Labs are available around campus.

Co-op and Career Services can support you to build a career you love. From career exploration guidance to work search support, plus workshops and networking events, we’ve got you covered. We can also help you decide if co-op (paid, hands-on work experience related to your degree) is right for you. Learn more at uvic.ca/coopandcareer or email careers@uvic.ca.

Counselling Services offers free professional, confidential, inclusive support to currently registered UVic students.

  • Single session walk-ins are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Morning sessions occur between 9:00am-12:00pm and are booked at 8:30am; afternoon session occur between 1:00pm-4:00pm and are booked at 12:30pm.
  • Single session walk-ins are booked on a first-come, first-served basis and fill up quickly. It is recommended, therefore, that you arrive early.
  • More information can be found on their website: https://www.uvic.ca/services/counselling/
  • If you need immediate assistance, please call the Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888

CUPE 4163 represents TAs, sessional lecturers, second language instructors, residence life works, and cultural assistance at UVic. As a graduate student at UVic, this is your union.

Equity and Human Rights Office is a resource for all UVic community members, providing education, information, assistance and advice in aid of building and supporting an inclusive campus. They offer workshops on equity and inclusion and, when issues and concerns arise, assist community members and help guide them through the range of available resolution options.

Family Centre provides a variety of programs for all kinds of families, living both on and off campus, including: resources, toys, and video libraries; parent and child groups; and play groups.

Financial Aid the Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) office can provide you with information including: federal and provincial student loan programs,, bursaries, scholarships, budgeting, emergency funds and debt counselling.

Food Bank & Free Store offer all UVic students the opportunity to get emergency grocery staples and free household items. All of their service are confidential.

Gender Empowerment Centre is a collectively run drop-in centre open to all self-identified women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students and community members. The GEM Centre provides a space to organize, network, access resources, study, and relax. The GEM Centre is committed to anti-oppressive education and activism and provides workshops and events on topics from sexual health to harm reduction. The Centre houses a resource library for public use and provides free menstrual, safer sex, and harm reduction supplies, as well as free pregnancy tests and access to emergency contraceptives. 

Health and Medical Services available on campus.

  • Jack Peterson Health Centre offers drop-in clinic services to UVic students. Appointments must be made in person or by phone (250-721-8492). For more information, please visit the Health Services website: https://www.uvic.ca/services/health/home/services/index.php
  • Campus Pharmacy, located in the SUB, can provide both over-the-counter and prescription medication.
  • BC Nurses Hotline provides 24/7 medical advice and can be reached at 8-1-1.

Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) ensures that research conducted at UVic involving human participants or human biological materials meets the ethical standards required by Canadian universities and national regulatory bodies. Their staff can provide research ethics advice, education, and up-to-date regulatory information.

Indigenous Affairs (Office of) offers leadership and coordination in support of UVic’s numerous Indigenous services for students, staff, and faculty.

International Student Services (ISS) is a centralized resource providing international services, information, programs, and supports for students. ISS services support students from pre-arrival and throughout their time at UVic.  These include immigration and settlement advising, socio-cultural programs, and student exchange opportunities.  ISS works with the campus community to celebrate diversity and cultivate an inclusive and globally-minded campus.

 

Learning and Teaching Centre offers training and support for lab assistants, markers, and research and teaching assistants.

Law Centre provides advice, assistance and representation to clients who cannot afford a lawyer.

Lost and Found at UVic is run through Campus Security. Found property may be viewed at their office between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00am and 4:30pm Friday.

Multifaith Services provides spirituality through learning, service, practice, and community for all faith groups.

Native Student Union is a student-run collective dedicate to supporting the Indigenous student community at the University of Victoria.

The Ombudsperson is an independent resource that assists students in resolving problems within the university, or understanding their rights and university policy as it applies to their situation. A consultation with the ombudsperson is confidential.

Parking at UVic is administered through Campus Security Services.

SAFEWALK is a service provided by Campus Security Services, which is available to members of the University Community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Security will escort you from building to building, building to vehicle, and vice versa within the boundaries of the campus, including Ian Stewart Complex.

  • To request SAFEWALK call 250-721-7599 or use one of the 15 Direct Dial Phones located around campus.

Showers, whether you ride your bike to campus or just get nervous before big exams, it is always helpful to know that there are showers and change rooms available. They can be found in the following locations:

  • Centre for Athletics, Recreation, and Special Abilities (CARSA)
  • McKinnon Gym (MCK)
  • Craigdarroch Office Building (CRA)
  • Continuing Studies Building (CST)
  • David Turpin Building (DTB)
  • Engineering/Computer Science Building (ECS)
  • First Peoples House (FPH)
  • Medical Sciences Building (MSB)
  • Technology Enterprise Facility (TEF)

Student ID Cards (OneCard) is the official UVic identification card and allows access to many campus services.

  • For a full list of all things that the OneCard allows you to access, please see this website: https://www.uvic.ca/onecard/
  • To obtain your first OneCard (or a replacement), visit the OneCard Office on the main floor of the University Centre.
  • Your OneCard is also your bus pass, which you can validate at kiosks in the SUB and University Centre.

Students of Colour Collective advocates on behalf of all students of colour by initiating a progressive, anti-racist mandate.

Student Union Building (SUB) is home to a variety of student services including CFUV, the Martlet newspaper, and Cinecenta.

Supervision Policy, is set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and outlines the responsibilities of each member of the supervisory relationship.

University Governance, the University of Victoria is governed by two bodies – the Board of Governors (BOG) and the Senate. Graduate student are also subject to rules imposed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and their home departments. For more information on participating (e.g. seeking an elected seat), please contact gssgov@uvic.ca.

University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) represents undergraduate students on campus and operates the SUB.

UVic Pride is the advocacy group supporting sexual and gender diversity.

Vancouver Island Crisis Line offers 24-hour crisis line service and provides short-term nonjudgmental emotional, support, crisis intervention, information, and resources.

  • Phone: 1-888-494-3888
  • 24-hour, 7 day a week support for those experiencing suicidal thoughts is available at 1-800-784-2433.

Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG) combines community-based research on emerging social and environmental issues with education, advocacy and action for positive change. VIPIRG also employs University of Victoria undergraduate and graduate students, and accepts student volunteers interested in assisting in a research assistant capacity.