Farouk Nathoo, a University of Victoria statistician and the Canada Research Chair in Biostatistics for Spatial and High-Dimensional Data

Too much information

How do we make sense of the vast amounts of data on how our brains work?

Source: knowlEDGE

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Paul Kim, winner of the 3M Student Fellowship

Passion for science and philanthropy

"Whether it’s collaborating with my peers, doing lab work with leading-edge researchers through co-op or getting advice from professors, I’ve been surrounded by support and passion," says Paul Kim, winner of a 3M National Fellowship. 

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School of Salmon

The duplicate genome of salmonoids

In an article published in Nature, an international team of scientists co-led by UVic biologist Ben Koop describes how the Atlantic salmon genome has made a full backup copy of itself and its implications. 

Photo: Andrew S. Wright / cold-coast.com

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President's Distinguished Service Awards Recipients

President's Distinguished Service Awards

Scott Scholz and Chris Barr received awards for their contributions and dedication to UVic.

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Reaching for the stars

UVic know-how is helping world astronomers peer more closely into the cosmos.

Source: UVic Communications & Marketing

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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, 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.

Acting Dean Kathy Gillis

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.

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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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Current academic deadlines such as adding and dropping courses are listed in the University Calendar.

Deadlines for awards depend on the type of award and vary year to year. Most departments should know what awards are available by September 1 and deadlines start about two weeks from that - though they vary somewhat from year to year.

  • UVic and federal awards such as NSERC: contact your department for its internal deadline.
  • Donor and alumni awards vary in number, timing and value. Get information from your department and Student Awards and Financial Aid.

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