University of Victoria

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The University of Victoria (UVic) is the second oldest degree granting university in British Columbia. This medium-sized university is located in Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (northeast of Victoria) with an enrollment figure of more than 19,000 students. The campus is known for its beautiful gardens and mild climate. It attracts many students in part because of its size, its picturesque location, and its cooperative education program, which is the third largest in Canada. The university is the nation's lead institution in the VENUS and NEPTUNE projects.

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History

University of Victoria was established on 1 July 1963 in Victoria, British Columbia when an existing college of the University of British Columbia gained autonomy as a university.[3] The non-denominational university had enjoyed 60 years of prior teaching tradition at the university level as Victoria College. This 60 years of history may be viewed conveniently in three distinct stages. Between the years 1903 and 1915, Victoria College was affiliated with McGill University, offering first- and second-year McGill courses in Arts and Science.[4] Administered locally by the Victoria School Board, the College was an adjunct to Victoria High School and shared its facilities. Both institutions were under the direction of a single Principal: E.B. Paul, 1903–1908; and S.J. Willis, 1908-1915.

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