Victoria, British Colombia, Canada

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is a beautiful place to live and study.

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The City of Victoria was founded by the Hudson's Bay Company on March 14, 1843, as a trading post and fort at the location the native Indians called "Camosack" meaning "Rush of Water."

Constitutional history began in 1849 with the creation by the Imperial Government of the Crown Colony of Vancouver Island and on March 11, 1850, Richard Blanshard formally assumed office as the first Governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island.

The name "Victoria" was adopted when the townsite was laid out in 1852. Victoria was incorporated as a City on August 2, 1862.

In 1858 gold was discovered on the mainland of British Columbia. It is estimated that within a few weeks, over 20,000 gold miners had landed in Victoria. This rush of gold-seekers on the way to the the Fraser River gold fields suddenly transformed "Fort Victoria" into a bustling commercial centre.

On July 21, 1871, British Columbia became the sixth province of the Dominion of Canada and Victoria was proclaimed the Capital City. Victoria continues to evolve as a city of government, retirement and tourism.

Victoria Education listings

  • BC Ministry of Advanced Education
    835 Humboldt Street
    PO BOX 9877
    Victoria BC
    V8W 9T6

Victoria LINC Programs

  • Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria
    930 Balmoral Road Victoria, BC V8T 1A8
    (250) 388-4728

Victoria Universities

University of Victoria research is still best in the west. The University of Victoria continues to lead all other comprehensive universities in Western Canada in terms of research effort, according to the 2007 ranking of Canada?s top research universities. The University of Victoria academic programs include: Business, Continuing studies, Education, Engineering, Fine arts, Graduate studies, Human and social development, Humanities, Law, Medical sciences, Science and Social Sciences.

Royal Roads has developed interactive internet access that facilitates teamwork even when learners are scattered around the world. Royal Roads University uses technology to extend communication among learners and with faculty members.

Royal Roads University has 983 Undergrads and 3388 Grad students which includes 1347 international students.

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