Resources for students

UVic offers a wide-range of resources and supports for studentsf participating in community-engaged research (CER). Explore the resources below to learn more.

UVic Research and Research Partners and Knowledge Mobilization (RPKM) are great places to start exploring resources for all aspects of your community-engaged research project. RPKM can help you with all stages of your project from brokering partnerships to helping promote your research results.

Grants and funding opportunities

Uvic offers many funding and grant options for students depending on your grades and financial needs.

Indigenous research and resources

Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE)

CIRLCE is dedicated to promoting and engaging in research in partnership with Indigenous peoples to improve their well-being. Since May 2008 the centre has provided a supportive environment for students, researchers and communities to engage respectfully in research activities that aim to address the urgent disparities experienced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

Some of the resources and opportunities through CIRCLE include:

Office of Indigenous Acadmic and Community Engagement (IACE)

IACE provides support and resources for Indigenous students. IACE also provides a preparation seminar that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in Indigenous communities, with Indigenous organizations, or within campus-based academic research teams through a Research Apprenticeship (320) or Community Internship (321).

Join OCUE's community of practice

The Office of Community-University Engagement (OCUE) is developing a community-of-practice with fellow community-engaged research (CER) participants at UVic. We help host and promote events and get-togethers for staff, faculty, community members and students participating in CER. These events provide an opportunity to network with other CER participants.

If you are interested in joining this group, sign-up for our eNewsletter to stay in the loop about these events and other relevant community-university engagement news.

Regulatory approval and research ethics

UVic Research provides the information you will need for regulatory approvals and ethics guidelines including:

UVic Research Centres

Learn more about the research centres at UVic.

Research Partners and Knowledge Mobilization (RPKM)

UVic's Research Partners and Knowledge Mobilization (RPKM) offers a wide-range of resources and services to students, faculty and staff engaged in research including:

  • Partnership-brokering with community
  • Assistance developing research collaborations or contracts
  • Co-developing seminars, workshops, graduate student internships etc. that promote partnerships with community

Explore the full list of resources here. Learn about RPKM's projects.

Community-based Research Laboratory (CBRL)

The Community-based Research Laboratory (CBRL) is a knowledge hub created by Dr. Gutberlet in 2007 and located in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria. The CBRLab hosts a group of researchers and students that are committed to participatory oriented and community-based research in Canada and abroad.

Our vision is to link global issues with local actions for sustainable change by establishing partnerships with different stakeholders (university, government, civil society, NGOs, business sector, grassroots initiatives) to improve the livelihoods of individuals and communities.

Our mission is to conduct participatory action research with community members in order to achieve progressive social, economic and environmental sustainable and transformative change.