CER for community

The City of Victoria partnered with environmental studies master’s student Catherine Orr to find better ways to manage our city’s rainwater. Working under the supervision of Dr. Valentin Schaefer in UVic’s Department of Environmental Studies, Orr constructed a rain garden on the campus of Victoria’s Oak and Orca Bioregional School.

How community-engaged research (CER) benefits community 

We believe that by working together, communities and universities can make a positive difference and contribute to more sustainable, just and healthy communities.

Get involved with research

Interested in exploring a research idea or question? Whether you’re an Indigenous community, government, industry, or community organization looking to collaborate, share your research idea with Research Partners and Knowledge Mobilization to get connected to the right people to move your project forward.

Interested in community-engaged research and software engineering - check out the projects and supports available through the SEGAL lab. The Community-Based Resarch Laboratory (CBRL) is a knowledge hub located in the Department of Geography focused on linking global issues with local actions for sustainable change.

For examples of collaborative initiatives, explore the diverse research expertise at UVic, our engagement map or read about the positive impact community-university partnerships are having on our community.