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Lorna Williams is pictured speaking at the First Peoples House on campus. She is presenting during an event celebrating Indigenous Language Revitalization in 2022.

Improving education through inquiry

With a focus on community-engaged practices, our research creates vital impact on the lives of individuals and society. 

Welcome to the vibrant research community at the Faculty of Education, where innovation and inquiry converge to shape the future of education. As a member of the research community at UVic, you'll be immersed in a dynamic environment that fosters groundbreaking research, empowers aspiring educators and invites passionate individuals to explore the limitless possibilities of transformational learning. 

Researchers in the Faculty of Education work across a diverse array of fields, including:

  • Psychology of teaching and learning
  • Community and place-based education
  • Lifelong learning, nonformal and family education
  • Kinesiology
  • Neuroeconomics and neurophysiology
  • Recreation and health education
  • Arts-based education 
  • Leadership and applied psychology
  • Indigenous language revitalization
  • Indigenization of curriculum

Find an expert

UVic researchers are global experts. You can use the search function to find an expert by faculty, department or keyword.

Research projects & labs

Director: Dr. Ryan Rhodes
Dr. Ryan Rhodes, director of the BMed Lab

Behavioural Medicine Lab

Experts in the Behavioural Medicine Lab explore, produce and share innovative and socially relevant physical activity and health research.

Director: Dr. Onowa McIvor
Dr. Onowa McIvor pictured outdoors in 2023.


NEȾOLṈEW̱ ‘one mind, one people’ is a research partnership between UVic and nine Indigenous partner communities across Canada.

Director: Dr. Sam Liu
A father and son walk through PKOLS forest as part of the Generation Health project.

Digital Health Lab

Experts in the Digital Health Lab conduct research in the domains of digital health, community physical activity and active living advocacy.

Director: Dr. Olav Krigolson
Dr. Olav Krigolson

Theoretical & Applied Neuroscience Lab

Experts in the Theoretical & Applied Neuroscience Lab integrate the principles of neuroscience, psychology and economic theory.

Director: Dr. Kurt Smith
Dr. Kurt Smith and graduate student Tabitha Craig conducting a test in the CHEERS lab.


Experts in the Cerebrovascular Health Exercise and Environmental Research Sciences (CHEERS) Laboratory use physical exercise to investigate brain health and aging. Email the lab.

Directors: Dr. Valerie Irvine & Dr. Allyson Hadwin
Closeup overhead shot of a student working on a laptop.

Technology Integration & Evaluation Lab

Experts in the Technology Integration and Evaluation Lab research the use of networked and computer‐mediated technologies in communication, teaching and learning.

10 years of Indigenous Language Revitilization

On April 3 & 4, 2023, the Indigenous Education department and Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams, Chair of First People’s Culture Council, hosted an event at UVic to celebrate the past decade of research and work in the field of Indigenous Language Revitalization. 

The following short film was premiered as part of the event. The 20-minute film was created by talented filmmakers Erynne Gilpin and KI Peruzzo looks back through 10 years of Indigenous Language Revitalization at UVic within the Vancouver Island language communities and seeks to explore hidden impacts from the perspectives of participants and former students. 

Research stories

A portrait of Jon Woodend, he is pictured outside the MacLaurin Building.

Thinking differently about equity and inclusion for newcomers

Jon Woodend's life has been shaped by multiple international moves. Now, his research focuses on international career transitions for those whose move to a new country has influenced or impacted their career.

Belinda Daniels is photographed outdoors on a snowy day, she is smiling at the camera.

Reclaiming nationhood through Cree language learning

Dr. kakiyosēw Belinda Daniels teaches Indigenous Language Revitalization at UVic and leads the nēhiyawak language experience, a non-profit organization that offers immersive language learning.

Contact us

If you have questions, please contact Tanya Battersby, the Research & Grants Facilitator. 

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