Areas of research strength

Brad Buckham
Brad Buckham is primary investigator on a UVic-led project assessing the energy potential of west coast waves. Photo: Nik West.

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 include:

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.

Faculties and divisions

Faculties and divisions

Academic departments and programs (a-z list)

Academic departments and programs (a-z list)
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  L  M  N  P  S  T  V  W
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Anthropology Cornett B211 Directory Map
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Biochemistry and Microbiology Petch 158 Directory
Biology Cunningham 202 Directory Map
Business Business and Economics 112 Directory Map
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Chemistry Elliott 301 Directory Map
Child and Youth Care HSD B102A Directory Map
Computer Science Engineering Office Wing 348 Directory Map
Continuing Studies Continuing Studies Building Directory Map
Curriculum and Instruction MacLaurin A430 Directory Map
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Dispute Resolution Fraser 123 Directory Map
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Earth and Ocean Sciences

Petch 168 Directory Map
Economics Business and Economics 360 Directory Map
Education MacLaurin A241 Directory Map
Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies MacLaurin A443 Directory Map
Electrical and Computer Engineering Engineering Office Wing 448 Directory Map
Engineering Engineering Office Wing 248 Directory Map
English Clearihue C343 Directory Map
English Language Centre Continuing Studies 240 Directory Map
Environmental Studies Sedgewick C140 Directory Map
Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education McKinnon 120 Directory Map
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Film Studies
Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts 116 Directory Map
French Clearihue C247 Directory Map
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Geomatics
Geography Cornett B234 Directory Map
German and Russian Studies Clearihue B341 Directory Map
Graduate Studies, Faculty of University Centre A209 Directory Map
Greek and Roman Studies Clearihue B409 Directory Map
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Health Information Science HSD A202 Directory Map
Hispanic and Italian Studies Clearihue B441 Directory Map
History Clearihue B245 Directory Map
History in Art Fine Arts 151 Directory Map
Human and Social Development, Faculty of HSD A102 Directory Map
Humanities, Faculty of Clearihue A127 Directory Map
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Indigenous Governance HSD Directory Map
Island Medical Program Medical Sciences Building 104 Directory Map
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Law Fraser 107 Directory Map
Linguistics Clearihue D341 Directory Map
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Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanical Engineering Engineering Office Wing 548 Map
Medicine: Island Medical Program Medical Sciences Building 104 Directory Map
Medieval Studies Clearihue C155 Directory Map
Music MacLaurin B102 Directory Map
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Nursing HSD A402 Directory Map
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Pacific and Asian Studies Clearihue C205 Directory Map
Philosophy Clearihue B334 Directory Map
Physics and Astronomy Elliott 101 Directory Map
Political Science Cornett A323 Directory Map
Psychology Cornett A234 Directory Map
Public Administration HSD A302 Directory Map
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Science Clearihue A127 Directory Map
Social Sciences Cornett B142 Directory Map
Social Work HSD B302 Directory Map
Sociology Cornett A334 Directory Map
Software Engineering Engineering Lab Wing A228 Directory Map
Studies in Policy and Practice HSD Map
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Theatre Phoenix Map
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Visual Arts Visual Arts Directory Map
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Women's Studies Clearihue B111 Directory Map
Writing Fine Arts 251 Directory Map

Graduate programs list

Graduate programs list
A B C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T U V
Department Degrees Contact
Anthropology MA,PhD contact
Biochemistry and Microbiology MSc, PhD contact
Biology MSc, PhD contact
Business MBA, MBA/LLB, PhD contact
Chemistry MSc, PhD contact
Child and Youth Care MA, PhD contact
Community Development MA contact
Computer Science MA, MSc, PhD contact
Curriculum and Instruction MA, MEd, PhD contact
Dispute Resolution MA contact
Earth & Ocean Sciences MSc, PhD contact
Economics MA, PhD contact
Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies MA, MEd, PhD contact
Electrical & Computer Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD contact
English MA, PhD contact
Environmental Studies MA contact
French MA contact
Geography MA, MSc, PhD contact
Germanic & Russian Studies MA contact
Greek & Roman Studies MA contact
Health Information Science MSc contact
Hispanic & Italian Studies MA contact
History MA, PhD contact
History in Art MA, PhD contact
Indigenous Governance MA, MA/LLB contact
Interdisciplinary MA, PhD contact
Law LLM, PhD contact
Linguistics MA, PhD contact
Applied Linguistics MA contact
Math & Statistics MA, MSc, PhD contact
Mechanical Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD contact
Music MA, MMus, PhD contact
Nursing MN, PhD contact
Pacific & Asian Studies MA contact
Philosophy MA contact
Physical Education MA, MEd, MSc contact
Physics & Astronomy MSc, PhD contact
Political Science MA, PhD contact
Psychology MSc, PhD contact
Public Administration MPA, PhD contact
Social Dimensions of Health Research MA, MSc, PhD contact
Social Work MSW contact
Sociology MA, PhD contact
Studies in Policy & Practice MA contact
Theatre MA, MFA, PhD contact
Visual Arts MFA contact
Writing MFA contact

Other programs

Other programs

Distance learning

Distance learning

UVic has graduate degrees specially designed for distance learners:

Masters in Education

Master of Nursing, Advanced Nursing Practice: Advanced Practice Leadership Option

Master of Nursing, Advanced Nursing Practice: Nurse Practitioner Option

Master of Nursing, Advanced Nursing Practice: Nurse Educator Option

Masters in Public Administration

Master of Science in Health Information Science


Indigenous programs

Indigenous programs

UVic has many programs that may be of special interest to Indigenous students.

The School of Social Work offers First Nations specializations, including one in child welfare, that can help students prepare for leadership roles in their communities.

There are six designated seats for Indigenous applicants wishing to go into nursing.

There are also many certificates that focus on Indigenous issues, such as a teaching certificate in First Nations Language and Culture and a certificate in the Administration of Indigenous Governments. There are also certificate programs in Foundations in Indigenous Fine Arts and Aboriginal Language Revitalization.

Students can also take advantage of the Indigenous Studies Minor program, or enjoy one of the dozens of courses with Indigenous content in departments including English, history in art, linguistics, women's studies, history, anthropology, environmental studies, geography, political science, and sociology.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies administers programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees. Check their website for information on policies and procedures as well as funding.

Narrow your focus and find a researcher in your specific area of focus. The UVic expertise database lets you search by topic, department, or keywords.