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Vital impact

UVic is an internationally renowned teaching and research hub. We tackle the essential issues that affect our world and our communities.

Our research and creative activity advances human knowledge. It improves lives, drives positive change around the world and promotes the sustainability of our planet.

Research & teaching with a vital impact

UVic is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities.

Our research makes a difference and finds practical solutions to pressing, real-life issues. Our efforts range from tracking environmental contaminants to improving the lives of people affected by homelessness, poverty and substance abuse.

Our researchers work closely with Indigenous communities and organizations. Through these relationships, we’ve created our Indigenous language revitalization program and the world’s first Indigenous law program.

Our impact strengths

UVic researchers are advancing critical research on COVID-19. Together with our community, government, health authorities and industry partners, we're accelerating recovery efforts. 

Our engineering and computer science students and graduates make major impacts on our planet and beyond.

Our climate and oceans sustain our planet. UVic researchers are international leaders in ocean science and technology, climate science and clean energy systems.

We’re seeking new sustainable ways of living and fostering clean growth. We're developing sustainable solutions and low carbon economic development to address the challenges posed by climate change.

Our researchers work closely with communities and leaders to improve the health and well-being of all Canadians. We lead research that supports life-long health through diverse approaches and tools to optimize individual and community health and wellness.