Marine Science

Explore our diverse coastal environment.

Victoria is an ideal place to study marine life—we have easy access to different habitats, the tidal regime, and a myriad of plants and animals. In our Marine Science courses, you’ll learn about the different forms of marine life that occur in our region and how this diverse group of animals can survive in challenging conditions. We also offer courses that look at the impacts of human activity on our oceans, and explain key issues of concern in our oceans as the human population continues to grow.

If you love the ocean and care about its health, these courses will help you to study life under the water.


Courses open for registration

In Pursuit of Knowledge - Fall

This series of daytime lectures will acquaint you with UVic faculty and their many areas of interest. (Sessions staring in September)
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Our Changing Ocean

The March 2021 series has been postponed due to COVID-19. Linking elements of chemistry, physics, biology and geology, this series will look at a number of ocean issues of societal concern and how technology is allowing us to better understand our changing ocean.
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Peninsula Pursuits

Due to COVID-19, we are not offering courses at the Mary Winspear Centre at this time.
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Courses open for registration

Community Fishers Training Program

Community Fishers is an advanced solution using state‐of‐the‐art technology that provides a practical, user‐friendly tool for collecting data from mobile scientific instruments, which can then be managed and freely accessed via Ocean Networks Canada’s world‐leading oceanographic data management system, Oceans 2.0.
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Melissa Payne, Program Assistant
Tel 250-472-5442