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Natia Frank with PhD student Aiko Kurimoto with early stage prototype devices

UVic chemist patents energy-efficient computer chip

A UVic chemist has developed a breakthrough material that will make computers and smartphones faster, more durable and more energy efficient.

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Unearthing an ancient village

A village site on Triquet Island adds further support that people were able to travel along the Pacific coast by boat as early as 14,000 years ago.

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A blog for students, by students

Life for a university student isn’t just essays, exams and ramen noodles. Follow the daily lives of 23 undergraduate students, one blog post at a time.

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Hore and Medgyesi in a lab

UVic researchers partner on a mobile drug detector

Biophysical chemist Dennis Hore and his student Nic Medgyesi have been working with a local pharmacy to develop a mobile device that can detect drugs such as fentanyl.

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Visit UVic from anywhere in the world, virtually

Experience UVic's extraordinary academic environment from your desktop or mobile device. Follow UVic student tour guides as they walk you through the places they live and learn, and see why UVic's the right fit for you.

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Susan Jensen demonstrating CanAssist's hitch lift

Major funding boost for CanAssist

New funding of $4.5 million announced April 5 will help CanAssist develop more technologies such as this vehicle lift for wheelchairs and scooters. (L-R: CanAssist client Ken Jensen, Minister Michelle Stilwell, Keir Maguire of CanAssist, Susan Jensen.)

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International perspective, global opportunities

UVic has 3,775 international students from 118 countries. We also have exchange opportunities and partnership agreements with organizations in over 60 countries.

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Research that matters

Join the more than 3,000 graduate students studying at our extraordinary academic environment and make an impact on issues that matter to people, places and the planet. (Photo: Scott Stevenson)

Become a UVic grad student

Dynamic, hands-on learning; research that makes a vital impact; and discovery and innovation in Canada's most extraordinary academic environment provide an Edge that can't be found anywhere else.

Learn more about the UVic Edge. Become a student. Partner with us.

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Dynamic learning

Dynamic learning creates a natural advantage for our students.

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Vital impact

Vital impact

We tackle essential issues that matter—to people, places and the planet.

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Extraordinary environment

Extraordinary environment

Our environment inspires us to defy boundaries and innovate in exciting ways.

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One of Canada’s greenest employers

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On or off campus?

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Honorary degree recipients

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April 26

Lecture: There's magic in the web of it

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Unique international Indigenous co-op exchange

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Volunteering for CARSA’s adapted climbing program

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UVic students talk about Canada 150

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Board of Governors approves new sexualized violence policy

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Energy reduction leads to STARS sustainability gold—again. https://t.co/cMd8OyDt5z

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