Redefining research

Research is an integral part of UVic's learning and teaching experience for students, faculty and staff.
Research is an integral part of UVic's learning and teaching experience for students, faculty and staff.

Pathways to excellence

The University of Victoria strives for research excellence and is an internationally recognized research-intensive institution. The library will integrate with and strengthen university research priorities in the following ways:

Create

The library seeks to create, steward and navigate interdisciplinary collaborative research environments, bringing together content and technology with student, staff and community expertise to enable knowledge creation and extraordinary research integration.

  • Pursue external partnerships to collaborate on creating computationally rich, linguistic and relational multimedia research platforms to facilitate faculty and graduate student research
  • Leverage physical and virtual library facilities to support interdisciplinary faculty and graduate student research
  • Use assessment tools and data to provide ROI and other forms of quality analyses

Develop

The library hopes to develop the necessary digital fluencies needed to build relationships and work on interdisciplinary research teams with faculty and graduate students.

  • Create opportunities for faculty, student and staff collaborations, partnerships and grant-funded projects
  • Provide training and exchange opportunities to enhance staff expertise in emerging research areas

Mobilize

  • Build a robust program to highlight and address critical information policy and scholarly communication issues that impact faculty and graduate student research, including open access, copyright and intellectual property rights
  • Provide concrete avenues to surface and disseminate UVic research