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UVic has the experience, facilities and partnerships to put great ideas into action. We give our students, faculty and partners the opportunity to improve society with their ideas and discoveries.

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UVic's economic impact

UVic is a proud partner in the Greater Victoria and BC economy. We work with governments, First Nations, businesses and non-profits towards economic and social prosperity.

From jobs to research solutions to our alumni making a global impact, we’re a key contributor to a bright future.

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Hire a UVic student

UVic students can be an ideal addition to your workplace. They are bright, skilled, and trained in the newest theories and technologies, and can support ongoing initiatives or tackle new projects. You can hire UVic students through our acclaimed co-op program.

More than 1,200 employers make co-op a part of their recruitment strategy each year and close to 20 per cent of graduating students are recruited by their past co-op employers. We’ll support you through every step of the hiring process and there are many funding opportunities for employers.

You can also hire our students or qualified UVic graduates through independent postings for full- or part-time positions or for casual work.

Research partnerships

UVic researchers partner with industry, government, not-for-profit organizations and non-government organizations to make a positive global impact.

The Research Partnerships team works with partners to develop their ideas. We’ll connect you with the right academic experts, help you access funding and more. You’ll also have access to cutting-edge equipment on the UVic campus to optimize your technology.

Connect with us to:

  • Find a match with the right academic expert
  • Discover how to best leverage research contributions
  • Translate research into real world applications
  • Find information about funding opportunities
  • Manage intellectual property, non-disclosure and research agreements

Learn more about how to conduct research with UVic.

If you are a business or industry member wanting to collaborate, we will connect you with the best experts to move your project forward.

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UVic technologies

Find a selection of UVic's licensable technologies and start-ups seeking partners on the IN-PART website.

Have questions about UVic technologies?

Vancouver Island Technology Park

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UVic owns Vancouver Island Technology Park (VITP). Through it, we've helped transform Greater Victoria into the second-largest technology centre in BC.

At VITP, we link emerging technology companies with local, provincial, national and international resources. VITP fosters an environment of collaborative development and opportunity.