Randall Sobie, Physicist

Project expands cloud computing capacity for ATLAS

Physicist Randall Sobie is leading a project to build a distributed data and cloud computing system for the ATLAS experiment at CERN.

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Alexandre Brolo, UVic chemist

Using nanoparticles in disease detection

“When metals become very, very small their properties change. We can manipulate these properties and learn how to translate them to new technologies,” says chemist Alexandre Brolo. Source: knowlEDGE

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Caroline Cameron, UVic microbiologist

One step closer to a syphilis vaccine

“We’re hopeful that a vaccine, in combination with screening and treatment efforts, will lead to the eradication of syphilis,” says Cameron. Rates of reported cases of the disease have been climbing steadily throughout Canada, with rates in British Columbia at their highest in 30 years.

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Martin Boulanger, UVic Biochemist

Partnering on cancer immunotherapy

UVic biochemist researchers are entering into a collaboration with a biotech company that could take immunotherapy to the next level.

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Landon MacGillivray

Hands-on research opportunities pave a path to med school

“You gain a huge amount of problem-solving skills in research," says graduating undergraduate student Landon MacGillivray. "My instructors had high expectations of me; they encouraged me to work hard. I’ll carry that with me to med school.”

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Field School

Preparing for success

At UVic, every student is immersed in dynamic learning that's fuelled by research-inspired insights and personal, hands-on experiences.

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From under the ocean to the stars above

From the atom to the universe, from the cell to the ecosystem, from the theoretical to the applied, the six units in UVic Science explore the reaches of modern science and mathematics. 

At UVic Science, we know that hands-on learning is key to understanding. So we strive to get our undergraduate students into a lab environment from the start. Our students benefit by learning from world-class researchers. Their lectures and labs provide our students with both disciplinary expertise and practical skills, allowing them to be successful wherever they go next.

Robert Lipson, Dean of Science