Research stories

Olav Krigoson Current Research showing EEG process

“If we do not learn, we do not survive,” says Olav Krigolson, a neuroscience education researcher, who studies how the mind learns and makes decisions.

NEȾOLṈEW̱: One mind, one people and 42 Indigenous languages

NEȾOLṈEW̱: One mind, one people and 42 Indigenous languages

Tim Black portrait

Tim Black's trauma resiliency program to change culture around PTSD

Jon Woodend wants you to think 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. Learn more.

Belinda Daniels is reclaiming nationhood through Cree language learning

Dr. Belinda kakiyosēw Daniels is a celebrated educator, collaborative researcher and community leader. She teaches Indigenous Language Revitalization at UVic and leads the nēhiyawak language experience, a non-profit organization that offers immersive, land-based language learning camps. Learn more.

playing WITH - playing OUT: A participatory art exhibition and research project

Artistic collaborators Natasha S. Reid and Caroline Boileau invite the community to engage with a series of objects and actions that encourage playful engagement with collaboration grounded in consent and boundary development. Read more.

Dr. Sarah Nutter is fighting weight stigma

Sarah's research is focused on weight-related issues, including weight stigma, body image and eating disorders. She is especially interested in better understanding sociocultural and ideological influences on weight stigma. Read more.

Pushing Privileged Pillars in Canadian Universities

Elaine J. Laberge, a student from generational poverty, completed her dissertation “Pushing Privileged Pillars in Canadian Universities.” This Vanier-funded community-based participatory research brought together women across Canada who come from poverty-class roots and who accessed an undergraduate education. Read more.

Research in motion: Inspiring healthier BC families

Generation Health is a free, 10-week healthy living program for families in BC with children between the ages of 8 and 12. The evidence-based program was developed using a consultative approach and is delivered in partnership through the province of BC, Childhood Obesity Foundation, and UVic. Learn more

Moussa Magassa

Q&A: Moussa Magassa, PhD student in Curriculum and Instruction

Moussa Magassa is researching Islamophobia and the experiences of Muslim students on Canadian university campuses. His research will provide practical recommendations to universities to make their campuses welcoming and inclusive learning environments. Read more


One mind, one people photo

NEȾOLṈEW̱: One mind, one people and 42 Indigenous languages

NEȾOLṈEW̱, a new language revitalization project lead by Onowa McIvor, professor in Indigenous Education, and linguist Peter Jacobs at Simon Fraser University, will bring new life and strength to Indigenous languages in Canada. Engaging with nine Indigenous-led partner organizations representing 42 distinct languages, forming a learning and research network to strengthen efforts to revive Indigenous languages. The six-year project, supported by a $2.5 million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant. Read more


Tim Black

Q&A: Trauma Resiliency Program to change culture around PTSD

Tim Black, counselling psychologist and chair of our Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies department along with Alex Sterling, developed a new Trauma Resiliency Program (TRP) for serving members of the Canadian Forces, veterans and first responders who have been exposed to traumatic events. An innovative Operational Stress Injury program combining a group-based training program with the power of a team approach and trauma-resilient skills development. Read more