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UVic Research strengths

Our research is vital and world-changing. We are leaders in oceans and climate, Indigenous and cultural studies, and global development with a conscience. We’re out in front in the fields of alternative energy systems, matter, fine arts, genomics, proteomics, and advanced computing. As a graduate student at UVic, you’ll work side-by-side with experts and scholars to create and mobilize new knowledge.

Areas of focus

UVic is a hub of research collaborations and technological advances. If you’re interested in researching anything from inner cities to outer space, you can do it at UVic.

We have five areas of research strength:

Canada Research Chairs

UVic’s Canada Research Chairs are at the top of their respective research fields. They push boundaries of the known and expand our horizons.

Research chairs build the future by teaching and supervising students like you. They also coordinate other researchers and guide research initiatives.

Current UVic Canada Research Chairs.