Help and Advocacy Links
International Student Services
International Student Services (ISS) is dedicated to helping you get the most from your UVic experience. Consider us your local consultants for all things new and different. We offer pre-arrival support, arrival and settlement support, and ongoing support throughout your studies.
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UVic Global Community Initiative
The Global Community is a program area within ISS that involves international, indigenous and domestic students, staff and faculty working together to celebrate diversity, advance inter-cultural competency and cultivate an inclusive and globally minded campus.
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Society for Students with a Disability
Students of Colour Collective
Visit Students of Colour Collective >
Native Student Union
The UVic Native Students Union is a student-run collective dedicated to supporting the Indigenous student community at the University of Victoria.
Visit Native Student Union >
The Ombudsperson, Martine Conway, assists in resolving student issues related to fairness.
The GSS encourages students to seek help from the Ombudsperson first when encountering a problem, or seeking to understand university rules, regulations and policies.
Visit Ombudsperson >
Tenant Resource & Advocacy Centre
This non-profit provids information for tenants on their rights. They public an informative guide on BC tenant rules and regulations.
Together Against Poverty Society
The Together Against Poverty Society provides advocacy and advice to people living in poverty.
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The Pride Collective is mandated to represent, advocate for, and provide services for queer students on Campus.
If you are interested in being added to the UVic Pride Collective Graduate Student Email list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and they will add you to the list!
Visit UVIC Pride >
Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group
Student research and action group.
Victoria Rental Map
This site was developed by UVIC Computer Science PhD students Jamie Starke and Lars Grammel to help new students find housing. The site shows current rental listings on a map which also shows which UVIC bus routes are nearby.
Read about their project here in Monday Magazine.
Visit Victoria Rental Map >
Consider volunteering for one of the many worthwhile organizations in Victoria! Volunteer Victoria links volunteers together with community groups.
Visit Volunteer Victoria >
The Women’s Centre is a collectively run drop-in centre open to all women on campus. We provide a space for women to meet people, get information, do research, organize and hang out.
Visit Women’s Centre >