Jay Cullen

Vying to become the next Canadian astronaut

“In many ways the ocean is just as unknown and inhospitable to human beings as space,” says oceanographer Jay Cullen. He is one of 72 candidates left in the rigorous recruitment process, which initially had almost 4,000 applicants.

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Emily Lieuwen

Chemistry student wins the Provost Award

Aspiring veterinarian, chemistry student and soccer mid-fielder Emily Lieuwen was recognized for being the student-athlete with the highest GPA in 2015-16. Photo credit: APShutter.com 

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Fraser Hof, chemist

Buzz builds over beer chemistry collaboration

UVic chemist Fraser Hof is working with scientists at Phillips Brewing to improve commercial brewing processes. The collaboration aims to develop a method of identifying when yeast can no longer be reused.

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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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Caren Helbing, Molecular Biologist

A new method for early detection

Using eDNA, researchers can now take a scoop of water or soil and know with confidence whether an invasive species has been there. 

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Science Award Winners

2016 Science Awards

Each year UVic Science recognizes the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff. 

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Discover the future

Science prepares us for concepts we can’t imagine today, but will shape our world tomorrow. Whether it’s working on a more potent treatment to fight cancer, developing more accurate climate prediction models or understanding the secrets of anti-matter, UVic's Faculty of Science is leading the way.

Our six extraordinary units  Biology, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Chemistry, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy  will take you to the limits of human knowledge and understanding. From the atom to the universe, from the cell to the ecosystem, from the theoretical to the applied, we explore the reaches of modern science and mathematics.

If you want to know what makes the world go ‘round, check out UVic Science.