Ideas that can
change everything.

IdeaFest is an annual festival of research that celebrates some of the brightest minds and ideas on campus. Running from March 2-7, this year’s festival attracted over 4,500 audience members and showcased 50 outstanding events.

Thank you to the over 400 faculty, staff and students that took up the challenge of organizing and presenting this year – your energy, time and creativity made IdeaFest 2015 a resounding success.

Stay tuned for IdeaFest 2016!


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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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