Your research

Graduate student Donna Cullon studies contaminants in Chinook salmon and the impacts on their predators, Orcas.
Graduate student Donna Cullon studies contaminants in Chinook salmon and the impacts on their predators, Orcas.

Find your own place

UVic is recognized as a research leader in Canada and around the world. We're home to faculty experts and researchers in diverse fields. As part of an institution that values creativity and critical inquiry as an avenue to innovation, you have the opportunity to find your own place and follow your passions. Investigate what we have to offer.

You can also learn more about conducting your research.

Research right now

At UVic, we're exploring ways to build healthier societies, to foster cultural knowledge and traditions and to put our values into practice at home and abroad. We are tackling the challenging issues—from cancer cells and fuel cells to climate change and cultural change. See what we are up to in research right now.

Areas of research strength

While our research influence is broad, UVic is internationally recognized for some key areas of research strength. Explore these in detail below.

Co-operative education, careers and research opportunities

UVic is the largest provider of graduate co-operative education (co-op) in Canada. Join co-op and you’ll alternate academic terms with paid work terms in your field. You’ll graduate with hands-on experience, plus you’ll earn a salary to help fund your tuition.

A co-op work term can also be a great way to make progress on your research. Find a position that relates to your final project, thesis or dissertation. Explore opportunities to work in research roles on campus. Participation may be optional or mandatory so check with your academic unit for details.

UVic’s expertise database

Use the expertise database to learn more about UVic’s areas of research strength and the faculty members and researchers already here.


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