The University of Victoria (UVic), one of Canada’s leading universities, is a rich and supportive learning community that is commemorating its 50th anniversary in 2012-13. Widely recognized for excellence in research and creativity, inspired teaching and civic engagement, UVic provides innovative programs and real-life learning experiences in a diverse and welcoming West Coast environment. The university has become an international leader in fields including oceans and climate, society and health, global change and sustainability, Indigenous and cultural studies, matter and energy, and genomics and proteomics. Serving more than 20,000 students from around the world, UVic is consistently ranked one of Canada’s top research universities by Re-search InfoSource. UVic supports innovation, knowledge mobilization, entrepreneurship and business incubation through programs and services such as the Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization department and the Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs (ICE)