Centres and organizations
Research centres are organizations made up of a group of faculty members who collaborate on an area of research. Their work provides added value over and above their individual research programs.
UVic encourages the establishment of research centres that will enhance and facilitate disciplinary and interdisciplinary research collaboration, knowledge transfer and training.
The mysteries of aging
How and why do individuals age differently? That’s what researchers at UVic’s multidisciplinary Centre on Aging are hoping to discover as they take part in a national 20-year study of 50,000 Canadians aged 45 to 85.
Through the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging—one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive studies on the topic—researchers are observing the evolution of health and disease, physical and psychological functioning, and the social processes that accompany aging.
"It brings the biology of aging together with social, psychological and other aspects of aging to see how they intersect over time," says UVic sociologist Margaret Penning, who is a co-investigator on the study along with several other Centre on Aging researchers.
- Centre for Aboriginal Health Research (CAHR)
- Centre for Addictions Research BC (CARBC)
- Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technology (CAMTEC)
- Centre in Advanced Security, Privacy & Information Systems (ASPIRe)
- Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives (CAPI)
- Centre for Biomedical Research (CFBR)
- Centre for Cooperative and Community-Based Economy (CCCBe)
- Centre for Early Childhood Research and Policy (formerly REACH)(CECRP)
- Centre for Forest Biology (FORB)
- Centre for Global Studies (CFGS)
- Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI)
- Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (CSRS)
- Centre for Youth and Society (CFYS)
- Centre on Aging (COAG)
- Institute for Integrated Energy Systems(IESVic)
- Institute for Studies & Innovation in Community-University Engagement (ISICUE)
- Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)
- Victoria Subatomic Physics and Accelerator research centre (VISPA)
The Networks of Centres of Excellence program was established by the Canadian government in order to mobilize Canada's research talent in the academic, private and public sectors.
National research networks are given the mandate to go forward with leading-edge and internationally recognized fundamental and applied research in areas critical to economic and social development. Canadian talent in research and development is applied to the business of developing the economy with the goal of improving the overall quality of life for Canadians.
UVic faculty participate in the research programs of 8 of the 19 current national Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCEs):
- Advanced Foods and Materials Network (AFMNet)
- Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network - CLLRNet
- Canadian Water Network (CWN)
- Sustainable Forest Management Network of Centres of Excellence (SFM)
- AUTO 21 - The Automobile of the 21st Century
- Ocean Networks Canada Centre for Enterprise and Engagement (ONCCEE)
UVic has three corporate entities related to research. They each have a board of directors with representation from government, industry and other institutions.
- Establishment and Review of Research Centres and associated procedures
- Guidelines for the Review of Research Centres
- Duties and Responsibilities of Directors of Research Centres
- Procedures for Appointment and Review of Directors of Research Centres
- Guidelines for appointment and re-appointment of research centre directors