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, UVic scientists and mathematicians explore the reaches of modern science.
The University of Victoria is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities. The Faculty of Science is home to a diverse and outstanding group of faculty, staff, and students who are passionate about research, inspired teaching and community engagement.
We are committed to passing on our excitement about science through award-winning teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs. At UVic Science we don't just teach and conduct research, we teach research.
Kathy Gillis, Acting Dean
Welcome to the Faculty of Science at the University of Victoria!
Today science is at the forefront of addressing some of the most critical issues our world has ever faced. At UVic Science our students, staff and faculty are making an impact - facing challenges like climate change and disease head on.
We think experiential and dynamic learning is key to student success. Our undergraduate students get their hands dirty with hands-on lab work from day one. With our research-inspired teaching, students learn about some of the most advanced science as it happens. In addition, UVic’s renowned co-operative education program gives students the opportunity to combine theory with practice, an advantage for the job market, as well as graduate or professional school.Read more
|Faculty of Science
Office of the Dean
|Elliott Building, Room 166||250-721-7062|
|Biochemistry & Microbiology||Petch Building, Room 207||250-721-7077|
|Biology||Cunningham Building, Room 202||250-721-7095|
|Chemistry||Elliott Building, Room 301||250-721-7152|
|Earth & Ocean Sciences||Bob Wright Centre||250-721-6120|
|Mathematics & Statistics||David Turpin Building, Room A425||250-721-7459|
|Physics & Astronomy||Elliott Building, Room 101||250-721-7700|
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