The Edge of vital impact

Graphic saying UVic: The Edge is here

Students, researchers and alumni from the University of Victoria are driving change around the world, powered by the UVic Edge—that unique combination of vital impact and dynamic learning embedded in our extraordinary learning environment.

Vital impact drives our sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. That's the kind of vital impact that defines our edge - from tracking environmental contaminants to improving the lives of people affected by homelessness, poverty and substance use.

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada's research-intensive universities. Learn more about research at UVic.

Engineering and computer science

Cambria Logan

Our engineering and computer science grads make major impacts on our planet—and beyond.

Engineering and computer science

Ocean and climate


Our oceans and climate sustain our planet. We're working to deepen knowledge of this vital system.

Oceans & climate research

Clean growth

Brad Buckham

We're seeking new ways of living within planetary boundaries and protecting biological diversity.

Clean growth

Healthy communities

Bernie Pauly

Working with community and leaders, our researchers seek to improve the health and well-being of Canadians.

Healthy communities