Areas of research strength

Stephanie Willerth
Biomedical engineer Stephanie Willerth’s basic research on stem cells holds tremendous promise for tissue and organ replacement.

From climate change to human health

UVic researchers are at the forefront of national and international efforts to address such issues as climate change, the future of the oceans, the nature of social change and the application of the latest discoveries to improve environmental and human health.

Our areas of research strength are:

Oceans and climate

Oceans and climate

What forces make life possible on our big blue planet? UVic researchers are national and international leaders in the study of the oceans and the atmosphere. Learn more about oceans and climate research.

Global change and sustainability

Global change and sustainability

How can we work together to make a better world? UVic researchers are investigating environmental, human and economic factors at the heart of sustainable global development.

Society and health

Society and health

How can we build a healthier society? UVic researchers are national leaders in the areas of aging, mental health and addictions, community health promotion, Aboriginal health, health informatics, bioethics, environment and health, and biomedical research. Learn more about research in society and health.

Genomics and proteomics

Genomics and proteomics

How can the molecular building blocks of life be used to combat disease and assess environmental health? UVic researchers are world leaders in the development, use and application of genomics and proteomics technologies.

Indigenous and cultural studies

Indigenous and cultural studies

How can we preserve and celebrate our cultural differences?Researchers at UVic are exploring cultural knowledge and traditions on a global scale.

Matter and energy

Matter and energy

What is the nature of matter? Whether they’re probing the behaviour of subatomic particles, scanning the universe for distant galaxies, or creating new molecules and materials, UVic researchers are international leaders in the search for answers. Learn more about matter and energy research.

Computational modelling and information processing

Computational modelling and information processing

How do we make sense of really big stuff? UVic researchers are leading the way in the use of advanced computing technology to explore massively complex systems such as climate, galactic evolution and subatomic physics.

Fine and performing arts

Fine and performing arts

How do the creative arts help us interpret our world? UVic’s music, theatre, literature and visual artists enhance our perspective, refresh our senses and help us find meaning in experience. Learn more about research in fine and performing arts.

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