Labs and centres

The CORE Club is dedicated to providing high quality academic support in a fun and safe environment.

NEȾOLṈEW̱ ‘one mind, one people’ Indigenous Research Partnership

NEȾOLṈEW̱ ‘one mind, one people’ Indigenous Research Partnership

Students working in one of the Faculty’s digital studios.

Dr. Paul Zehr of the Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory conducting an experiment.

Behavioural Medicine Lab (BMED)

Behavioural Medicine (BMED) is a research lab within the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education. Their mission is to produce and disseminate innovative and population-relevant physical activity and health research of the highest calibre within an environment that fosters collaboration, community, pride, and life balance.

Centre for Outreach Education (CORE)

The Centre for Outreach Education (CORE) is a multidisciplinary centre dedicated to enhancing the education of children and youth, which started thanks to a generous bequest from a retired primary school teacher. Part of CORE's mandate is to offer its services and expertise off campus as well as welcoming the community to its on-campus space in the MacLaurin Building.

Digital Health Lab

The Digital Health Lab is a research lab within the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education. The mission of the lab is to leverage innovative digital communication technology (e.g. Internet, mobile phones, social media) to promote physical activity, prevent chronic disease, and improve people’s health and well-being.

Digital studios

We offer digital studios with computer workstations and equipment supporting a broad range of popular and specialized software.

Most studios are bookable and available for drop-in use.

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is our recently renovated multipurpose space for individual and group work. Student stations are available for drop-ins, are reconfigurable and include formal and informal seating spaces. Computers, 70" displays, whiteboards, printer/photocopier, are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The centre is located in MAC D201 and is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Come and enjoy beautiful Indigenous art on the walls.

Motion and Mobility Lab

The Motion and Mobility Lab aims to support healthy aging and sports development by improving our understanding of the neuromechanical control of human movement and to develop technology to measure and monitor movement for the purpose of improving mobility, function, and performance for clinical populations and sport.


NEȾOLṈEW̱ ‘one mind, one people’ is a community-university research partnership between the Department of Indigenous Education at UVIC and nine Indigenous Partner communities across Canada. We work to understand and enhance Indigenous adults’ contributions to reviving Indigenous languages in Canada. Our research is supported by a SSHRC Partnership Grant.

Neuroeconomics Lab

The principal focus of Neuroeconomics Laboratory is the study of neuroeconomics (an integration of the principles of neuroscience, psychology, and economic theory). The lab uses neuroimaging techniques such as electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging in conjunction with computational modelling to improve our understanding of the neural processes and computations that underlie human learning and decision making.

Rehabilitation Neuroscience Lab

The main focus of the Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory is to develop, disseminate, and apply knowledge of basic and clinical neuroscience to rehabilitation of limb movement after neurotrauma. All projects are designed to answer both basic research questions and also to lead into applied studies with rehabilitative applications in different pathologies.

Subject resources centres

We have a number of subject specific resource centres offering a rich array of books, lesson plans and equipment to help aspiring and practicing teachers as well as teacher-educators.

Technology Integration and Evaluation Lab (TIE)

The purpose of the TIE Lab is to strengthen research excellence regarding the appropriate use of networked and computer‐mediated technologies for enhanced communication, learning, and motivation across educational, professional, and health sectors. The TIE lab provides state‐of‐the‐art Infrastructure for systematically researching optimal e‐learning conditions, tools, processes and products.