Research at the University of Victoria

Burrows

Our edge in Indigenous research

Integral to the restoration of Indigenous law to its place alongside Canadian common law, Dr. John Borrows, Killam award-winner and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, honours living legal traditions by bringing the past into the present. Drawing upon natural law, he’s inspired by his spectacular community, Neyaashiinigmiing (Cape Croker on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario).

Our edge in Indigenous research
Varela

Nurturing ocean health

Tiny in size yet vast in global impact, the microscopic phytoplankton Dr. Diana Varela studies are crucial to the carbon cycle and the foundation of marine food chains in the open ocean, coastal environments and in the Arctic. Her research creates new understanding of the impact of climate change on the health of marine ecosystems and food production.

Nurturing ocean health
Bernie Pauly

Shaping healthier communities

Bernie Pauly's research focuses on the promotion of heath equity through strengthening public health services and addressing the determinants of inequities associated with substance use and homelessness.
Credit: Jeff Vinnick

Shaping healthier communities
Golden opportunity

Golden opportunity

Physical chemist Alex Brolo is using gold to improve how we detect viruses such as those that cause Zika and dengue fever.

Golden opportunity
Extreme thinking

Extreme thinking

Climate statistician Francis Zwiers is a world leader in climate science and extreme weather attribution.

Extreme thinking
Youthful trends

Youthful trends

Psychologist Bonnie Leadbeater led a 10-year study of the health and well-being of BC youth.

Youthful trends
The University of Victoria is one of Canada's leading research universities and consistently ranks highly in many national and international surveys.
UVic Strategic Research Plan

Our researchers are global leaders…

  • they're having vital impact on our lives and the world around us through scientific, technological, social and artistic innovation.
  • they're working with communities, universities, governments, industry and other organizations worldwide to tackle the social, economic and environmental issues that matter.
  • they're grooming the next generation of innovators and thought leaders through dynamic, hands-on learning in Canada’s most extraordinary academic environment.
  • they're earning international, national and regional recognition for their achievements and influence.

Applying new knowledge

Our researchers and artists are committed to improving the social, cultural and economic well-being of people in Canada and around the world.

We work closely with community, government and industry partners to move ideas, discoveries, creations and inventions forward for the betterment of society.

Looking to partner with us on research? Learn more about how we can help you create and apply new knowledge: