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Research at the University of Victoria

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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The orchestra on site at Farnham Glacier

An unusual orchestral performance fuses science, environmentalism and art

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Jim Tanaka

Face value

UVic researchers give children with autism a fun way to hone their social skills.

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Jay Cullen

Metal matters

Tiny metal particles in the ocean are helping us answer some big environmental questions

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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.

Dr. Paul Bramadat discusses the research taking place at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (CSRS). The CSRS is a community of academics dedicated to the scholarly study of religion in relation to all aspects of human society, from law and politics to family and culture to history, the sciences and the arts. They have no affiliation with any religion and no religious agenda and are equally interested in Eastern, Western, ancient and contemporary religions.

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.