Celebrating 50 years of ELC!

Over five decades, extraordinary people and events have grown the English Language Centre at UVic into an institution of excellence. Join us in celebrating the past, present, and future of the ELC at UVic during our year-long golden anniversary.

Celebrate with us!

Throughout 2020, we will be hosting celebrations to highlight our community, alumni, students, staff, teachers, homestay families, and Cultural Assistants —all of whom have shaped the last 50 years of the ELC.

These celebrations will include events, contests and giveaways to showcase this beautiful global community. We invite you to join in the festivities, whether through entering our alumni video contest, revisiting our history through the timeline and gallery on this site, or attending our 50th Anniversary events.

Thanks for being a part of our success!

Many things have changed since the ELC first opened its doors in 1970, and you don’t want to miss what’s to come. Join us as we celebrate our achievements and share new visions that could shape the next 50 years.

Whether you have been a part of the ELC’s story for 50 years or 50 minutes, you are welcome here!

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Join us in celebrating the past, present, and future of the ELC at UVic during our year-long golden anniversary.

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Discover ELC

Find out about the past, present, and future of the ELC at UVic.

Discover our history
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ELC's impact

Learn about the impact the ELC has had on different people.

Learn about our impact
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ELC & Me Contest

Share your story for a chance to win a trip back to the ELC.

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