Ideas that can
change everything.

Join UVic thinkers, innovators and artists from across campus as they explore dozens of world changing ideas at the university’s fourth annual IdeaFest.

With over 50 panels, workshops, exhibits, lectures and tours, the hardest part will be choosing which events to attend!

All events are free — and unless indicated — no registration is required.

For a printable version of the full festival roster, please click here.


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Monday, March 4

Ongoing events

Light and Colour


Michael Audain Gallery, Visual Arts Building

Discover a broader understanding of light and colour through a diverse showcase of student led exhibits at this week-long event.
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In Session - ONE


Legacy Art Gallery

Running March 4-7 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Step out of digital overload and explore the significance and power of photo-based art.
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“The Times Colonist is committed to enlightening and informing Greater Victoria. With Ideafest 2015, the university is enriching the community and encouraging lifelong learning. The Times Colonist is delighted to help bring fresh ideas to light.” -- Dave Obee, Editor-in-Chief, Times Colonist

IdeaFest’s youth-friendly events are presented in partnership with Island Savings. Island Savings proudly partners with the University of Victoria on the delivery of ideas, research and creativity to Victoria’s youth.


Looking for more information? Please contact:

Office of the Vice-President Research | University of Victoria

Phone: 250-472-5416

For media-related queries, please contact UVic's Communications + Marketing: 

Phone: Val Shore - 250-721-7641
Phone: UC+M       - 250-721-7636

IdeaFest is organized by the Office of the Vice-President Research and the Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization Unit, with assistance from University Communications and Marketing.

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