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Arts & culture

Culture and the creative arts help us make sense of the world and ourselves. As we become increasingly aware of cultural diversity on a regional, national and global scale, we turn to the arts for common ground. 

UVic’s commitment to arts and culture programming make this a natural place for students who want to explore and celebrate cultural differences and interactions.



Open UVic’s research chair in Indigenous mental health

UVic’s research chair in Indigenous mental health

With a Sept. 22 naming ceremony, the inaugural position of Chief Mungo Martin Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health is held by Emily Haigh, with funding by a $1.5M gift from Bruce McKean.

Open Indigenous naming ceremony

Indigenous naming ceremony

UVic is grateful to the family of Chief Mungo Martin for the honour of the title of the research chair in Indigenous mental health. The naming ceremony was held Sept. 22 at Mungo Martin House.

Open Farquhar set to amplify Indigenous voices

Farquhar set to amplify Indigenous voices

The University of Victoria and the Farquhar at UVic have launched Voices in Circle: Amplifying Indigenous Cultural Voices, a presenting and engagement series featuring established and emerging Indigenous...

Open 2022 Victoria Forum

2022 Victoria Forum

This August, UVic and the Senate of Canada are co-hosting an international forum seeking solutions and strategies for an increasingly polarized world. Bridging Divides: Turf, Truth and Trust is a...

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UVic is home to many venues, both on and off campus. You don’t have to be a student to attend! Enjoy a symphony, watch a play or take a yoga class.


UVic has more art on view in public spaces than any other university in Canada. Tour our 2,000 works of art on campus, visit our art gallery in downtown Victoria, or explore the broader art collections all managed by Legacy Art Galleries.


You’ll find a range of excellent arts and culture programming at UVic. Find an expert to speak at your event or tune in to our student-run radio station.