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维多利亚大学

University of Victoria

  • 加拿大, 加拿大
  • 私立大学
  • $ 16045

    一年学费
  • 18863

    学生人数

学校信息

学校介绍
学校介绍
院校简介维多利亚大学(英语:University of Victoria,简称UVic)位于加拿大不列颠哥伦比亚省首府地区的萨尼奇和橡树湾的一所知名大学,离首府维多利亚市中心东北约6公里,是该省历史第二悠久的公立大学。维多利亚大学在1963年正式成立,吸收建于1903年的维多利亚学院。维多利亚大学属于中型综合大学。维多利亚大学在2014年Maclean's杂志排行的全加拿大综合型大学排名中获得第一名,多年来在QS世界大学排名及泰晤士世界大学排名中皆排行世界200-300名之间。
历史沿革
The University of Victoria was established on 1 July 1963 in Victoria, British Columbia. Victoria College, which had been established in 1903 as an affiliated college of McGill University, gained autonomy and full degree granting status on March 1, 1963. 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.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.
The opening in 1915 of the University of British Columbia, established by Act of Legislature in 1908, obliged the college to suspend operations in higher education in Victoria. University of British Columbia was created in 1908. A single, public provincial university, it was modeled on the American state university, with an emphasis on extension work and applied research. The governance was modeled on the provincial University of Toronto Act of 1906 which established a bicameral system of university government consisting of a senate (faculty), responsible for academic policy, and a board of governors (citizens) exercising exclusive control over financial policy and having formal authority in all other matters. The president, appointed by the board, was to provide a link between the two bodies and to perform institutional leadership.
In 1920, as a result of local demands, Victoria College began the second stage of its development, reborn in affiliation with the University of British Columbia. Though still administered by the Victoria School Board, the college was now completely separated from Victoria High School, moving in 1921 into the magnificent Dunsmuir mansion known as Craigdarroch Castle. Over the next two decades, under Principals E.B. Paul and P.H. Elliott, Victoria College built a reputation for thorough and scholarly instruction in first- and second-year arts and science. It was also during this period that future author Pierre Bertonedited and served as principal cartoonist for the student newsletter.
Between the years 1921-1944, the enrolment at Victoria College did not very often reach above 250. However, in 1945, 128 servicemen returned from Wold War II. This pushed enrolment up to 400, and in 1946; 600.
The final stage, between the years 1945 and 1963, saw the transition from two year college to university, under Principals J.M. Ewing and W.H. Hickman. During this period, the college was governed by the Victoria College Council, representative of the parent University of British Columbia, the Greater Victoria School Board, and the provincial Department of Education. Physical changes were many. In 1946 the college was forced by postwar enrollment to move from Craigdarroch to the Lansdowne campus of the Provincial Normal School, the current location of Camosun College's Lansdowne Campus. The Normal School, itself an institution with a long and honourable history, joined Victoria College in 1956 as its Faculty of Education. Late in this transitional period (through the co-operation of the Department of National Defence and the Hudson's Bay Company) the 284 acre (1,1 km²) now 385 acre (1.6 km²) campus at Gordon Head was acquired. Academic expansion was rapid after 1956, until in 1961 the college, still in affiliation with UBC awarded its first bachelor's degrees.
In the early part of this century, professional education expanded beyond the traditional fields of theology, law and medicine. Graduate training based on the German-inspired American model of specialized course work and the completion of a research thesis was introduced.
The policy of university education initiated in the 1960s responded to population pressure and the belief that higher education was a key to social justice and economic productivity for individuals and for society.
The university gained its autonomy in 1963 as the University of Victoria. The University Act of 1963 vested administrative authority in a chancellor elected by the convocation of the university, a board of governors, and a president appointed by the board; academic authority was given to the senate which was representative both of the faculties and of the convocation.
University of Victoria's Arms were registered with the Canadian Heraldic Authority on April 3, 2001. The historical traditions of the university are reflected in the coat of arms, its academic regalia and its house flag. The BA hood is of solid red, a colour that recalls the early affiliation with McGill. The BSc hood, of gold, and the BEd hood, of blue, show the colours of the University of British Columbia. Blue and gold have been retained as the official colours of the University of Victoria. The motto at the top of the Arms of the University, in Hebrew characters, is "Let there be Light"; the motto at the bottom, in Latin, is "A Multitude of the Wise is the Health of the World."
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学生情况

校友和毕业生
知名校友
<p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:21px;">       </span>George Abbott:不列颠哥伦比亚省卫生部部长</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:21px;">       </span>Ric Careless:不列颠哥伦比亚省著名环保人士</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:21px;">       </span>Murray Coell:加拿大联邦国际贸易部部长(原不列颠哥伦比亚省先进教育部部长)</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:21px;">       </span>Barbara Hall:原多伦多市市长(1994–1997).</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:21px;">       </span>Colin Hansen :不列颠哥伦比亚省经济发展部部长</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:21px;">       </span>Gary Lunn:加拿大联邦天然资源部部长</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:21px;">       </span>Lorna Marsden:约克大学前任校长</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:21px;">       </span>Barry Penner:不列颠哥伦比亚省环境部部长</span> </p> <div> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:21px;">       </span>Dr. Savitri Chandrasekhar:多伦多大学著名化学教授。</span> </div>

校园信息

体育
体育
The university is represented by its team the Victoria Vikes, more commonly known as the UVic Vikes or simply the Vikes. Vikes teams participate in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA) (the western division of Canadian Interuniversity Sport [CIS]) and in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Basketball games are played in the 2,500 seat, McKinnon Gymasium. The facility was built in 1975.
The university currently has both men's and women's teams in each of the following sports:
• Basketball
• Cross Country & Track
• Field Hockey
• Golf
• Rowing
• Rugby
• Soccer
• Swimming
校园住宿
宿舍环境
The university also offers on-campus housing for over 3,200 students. An extensive variety of housing is available, including single and double dormitories, Cluster Housing (apartment-style housing with four people per unit), bachelor and one-bedroom apartments, and family housing. Four buildings in one of the oldest residential complexes at the university are named for Emily Carr, Arthur Currie, Margaret Newton, and David Thompson. Construction on the South Tower Complex was completed in January 2011. The largest residence building in terms of capacity is Ring Road Hall, which holds 294 beds and is split into three wings. The campus has also become increasingly cycling-friendly.