Shaping a healthier society
In recent years, there's has been a significant shift in our understanding of the factors that determine human health. Greater attention is being paid to a range of social, economic, environmental and health service factors that interact in complex ways to influence the health of individuals and populations.
Health research at the University of Victoria is represented across all faculties and multiple health-related research centres. Our researchers are national leaders in the following areas:
- mental health and addictions
- community health promotion
- Aboriginal health
- health informatics
- environment and health
- biomedical research
Learn more about our areas of strength.
Working with community groups, governments, health authorities and other health care agencies, UVic researchers provide the evidence-based knowledge that decision-makers need to improve the health and well-being of Canadians.
Learn more about community-engaged research at UVic.
Interdisciplinary centres and groups at UVic that are devoted to studying health include: