Victoria University, Toronto

Victoria University is a college of the University of Toronto, founded in 1836 and named in honour of Queen Victoria. It is commonly called Victoria College, informally Vic, after the original academic component that now forms its undergraduate division. Since 1928, Victoria College has retained secular studies in the liberal arts and sciences while Emmanuel College has functioned as its postgraduate theological college.

Victoria University
Former names
Upper Canada Academy (1836–1841)
Victoria College (1841–1884)
MottoAbeunt studia in mores
Motto in English
Studies pass into character
EstablishedOctober 12, 1836; 184 years ago (1836-10-12)
Parent institution
University of Toronto
EndowmentC$506.7 million[1]
ChancellorNick Saul
PresidentWilliam Robins
PrincipalAngela Esterhammer (Victoria College), Michelle Voss Roberts (Emmanuel College)
Undergraduates3,084[2]
Location
MascotLion
Websitewww.vicu.utoronto.ca

Victoria is situated in the northeastern part of the university campus, adjacent to St. Michael's College and Queen's Park. Among its residential halls is Annesley Hall, a National Historic Site of Canada. A major centre for Reformation and Renaissance studies, Victoria is home to international scholarly projects and holdings devoted to pre-Puritan English drama and the works of Desiderius Erasmus.