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Research at the University of Victoria

IdeaFest 2015

IdeaFest 2015

Join UVic thinkers, innovators and artists from across campus as they explore dozens of world changing ideas.

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Office of the Vice-President Research

Strategic Research Plan

UVic is embarking on the development of a strategic research planning process. Please click on the 'read more' button for information on how to engage in the planning process.

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Tim Lilburn and Eric Sager

New Royal Society Fellows

Poet Tim Lilburn (left) and historian Eric Sager have joined the ranks of Canada’s academic elite.

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Holly Tuokko

Staying behind the wheel

Enhanced safety and quality of life are goals of a Canada-wide study on older drivers.

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Faces of UVic Research videos

Get to know our researchers

What do our researchers study and how is it relevant to our lives? Find out in a new batch of short “Faces of UVic Research” videos.

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Reuven Gordon

Cancer detectives

UVic research discovers a promising new way to detect lung cancer.

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We're going places

Areas of strength

As one of Canada’s top research universities, UVic is home to expertise that spans a broad range of disciplines. We're at the forefront of discovery on everything from aging to music to zoology.

Our researchers are international leaders in the following areas:

Mobilizing knowledge

UVic researchers are creating new knowledge to improve the social, cultural and economic well-being of people in Canada and around the world.

We're working with community, government and industry partners to turn that new knowledge into action.

Looking to partner on research? Learn more about how we can help you generate and apply new knowledge for societal benefit.

Who are our researchers? What do they study? And how is their work relevant to our lives?

Meet our researchers in the ongoing Faces of UVic Research video series. Our researchers give short and succinct descriptions of their work—in everyday language—that gets to the heart of what they do and why it matters.

UVic is home to 20 research centres and affiliated organizations that promote partnerships and knowledge exchange across disciplines.

In this video Dr. E. Paul Zehr describes the research taking place at the Centre for Biomedical Research.

UVic KnowlEDGE is a continuing series of feature stories published 10 times a year in partnership with the Victoria Times Colonist. Each story profiles a researcher’s work with a focus on how he or she is making a difference to our lives and the world around us.