UVic offers many opportunities for students to participate in community-engaged research (CER). You can get involved with research that is already happening at UVic and contribute your skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to ongoing projects. Or, if you have your own research idea, you can conduct your own research project.[SK: Should we remove this previous sentence or revise to add with a faculty member supervisor.]

Get involved

Check out the resources below to see how you can get involved with CER while you are a student at UVic.

Student research opportunities


GS 505: Multi-Disciplinary Research Internship

GS 505: Research and Evaluation in Children + Family Services

If you're a graduate student, consider putting GS 505 in your schedule to add hands-on, practical CER experience to your degree and create change in your community. Students pursue real lines of inquiry with the support of course instructors and practitioners in the field, by planning and conducting a research project, which may include a literature review, jurisdictional scan, designing a program evaluation, a needs assessment or a comparative study.

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RPKM training and events

RPKM hosts a number of training events and webinars relevant to students on knowledge mobilization and community-university research partnerships which offers a great opportunity to learn and connect with other students and researchers. Some of our past offerings include Knowledge Translation (KT) PathwaysSocial media strategies for research, and Digital knowledge sharing: Using video in research series.

to get invitations for CER training events and other opportunites. 

Co-op + Career Services

Many co-op opportunities involve hands-on research with community organizations. Learn more about co-op in your program and how you can get paid work experience while participating in research.