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Business & industry

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.

Hire a 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 & Knowledge Mobilization unit (RPKM)

RPKM builds research partnerships to mobilize knowledge for the benefit of the community. They connect UVic faculty and students with a wide range of external partners. These partners include industry, government, not-for-profit organizations, post-secondary institutions, and Indigenous governments and organizations.

RPKM can:

  • connect you with the right people for your idea or project
  • provide information about funding and grant opportunities
  • clarify and navigate regulatory environments
  • develop confidentiality, non-disclosure and research agreements
  • manage intellectual property and technology licensing arrangements
  • explore ways to communicate your project results

If you’re an industry organization looking to collaborate, tell RPKM about your idea. They’ll connect you with people who can move your project forward.

Vancouver Island Technology Park

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.

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