Academic Services
The Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation
The Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation's mission at the University of Victoria is to inspire, support and promote excellence in learning and teaching university-wide to enhance academic success. Activities include teaching support for instructors and faculty at all career levels including integration of educational technologies; development of innovative instructional methods; professional development for TAs and graduate students; academic supports for graduate and undergraduate students, academic unit program curriculum design/redesign, including learning outcomes development; and support for fair, effective, transparent teaching assessment and teaching enhancement; the administration of the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) and provision of grants and scholarships to support teaching excellence. <https://www.uvic.ca/learningandteaching>
The CAC, formerly the Writing Centre, supports undergraduate and graduate students in developing their academic communication skills. These skills include writing and reading in an academic environment as well as understanding the expectations of academic work and presenting that work verbally or in writing. We provide free programming through one-on-one appointments, workshops, learning plans and drop-in zones. Whether you are just getting started or nearly done your assignment, paper, or award application, our staff can provide valuable guidance. We can also provide individual learning consultations to help you maximize your use of CAC supports and services. Please see our website for more information: <www.uvic.ca/learningandteaching/home/home/centre>.
The UVic Libraries website at <uvic.ca/library> provides access to print and online resources, including electronic journals, indexes and databases. UVic Libraries’ website also offers a wide range of online user services, such as renewal and recall of items, reference help and interlibrary loans. The website is available at over 200 workstations in the libraries and can be accessed from home and the office 24 hours a day.
Mearns Centre for Learning–McPherson Library: Contains all of the library collections (except Law and Curriculum resources), as well as reserve materials, cartographic materials, music and media materials, microforms, Special Collections and the University Archives.
Diana M. Priestly Law Library (Fraser Building): Contains over 170,000 books, journals and federal and provincial parliamentary and legislative materials, and over 250,000 microform items of primary and secondary historical legal materials, as well as access to online database services.
Curriculum Library (MacLaurin Building): Primarily serves the learning, teaching and research needs of Education students. Resources include print materials, media materials, and specialized collections.