Val Napoleon

UVic launches world's first Indigenous law degree

Feminist, artist, grandmother and embracer of disruption, Val Napoleon is one of the most influential legal scholars in Canada. She's changing legal education and the lawscape of Canada as co-founder of the Indigenous Law Degree Program.

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Onowa McIvor standing near the water with fall foliage

Supporting Indigenous language revitalization

A new guide by UVic researcher Onowa McIvor invites everyone to embark on an Indigenous language learning journey. McIvor also co-leads the first national project of its kind in Canada.

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Ian manners at UVic

Ian Manners and materials science

The arrival of renowned chemist and materials scientist Ian Manners this fall as UVic's Canada 150 Research Chair underlines our determination to take our place as a world leader in the growing field of materials science.

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Former grad student Mike Irvine in SCUBA gear

Taking academia underwater

Education grad student Mike Irvine presented his master's project underwater and started the Fish Eye Project, an organization that brings marine research to classrooms and the world through interactive livestream shows.

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Martens in the Ugandan community where she supports women's economic empowerment and the Living Hope program

Building commerce and community

For Brina Martens, pursuing a commerce degree involved building her own socially responsible, international business—and working with women in Uganda as they sought to start up a community-based enterprise of their own.

UVic chemist Alexandre Brolo in the lab

Fighting Zika on two fronts

UVic chemist Alexandre Brolo is using nanotechnology to create low-cost test strips that detect the presence of Zika in saliva, in addition to creating a smartphone camera app to to detect and geotag mosquito larvae in stagnated water.

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Costa, grad student Ziwei Wang and research assistant Stephen Phillips

Citizen science on BC Ferries

Passengers on BC Ferries are helping scientists better understand ocean health and declining salmon populations in the Salish Sea, collecting images of the sea that will be connected to sensing data about the surrounding waters.

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New tools for different minds

FaceMaze, a game app developed by psychologist Jim Tanaka and the UVic Centre for Autism Research Technology and Education, is giving children with autism a fun new way to hone their social skills.

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Partner with us

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

Partner with us on solutions to the issues that matter to people, places and the planet.

Connect to a global research hub

Partnerships play a key role in generating vital impact, from scientific and business breakthroughs to achievements in culture and creativity.

Our researchers publish a higher proportion of research based on international collaboration than any other Canadian university.

And our work with business and community partners—at home in Canada and in communities around the globe—has helped make UVic a leader in a wide range of fields, including Indigenous languages and law, clean energy, earth and oceans, climate change, high-energy physics and health.

Discovery and innovation in the public good

One in three UVic students participates in co-operative education, alternating academic terms with paid work in relevant areas, and building careers and hands-on experience through one of Canada’s largest (and longest-running) co-op programs.

UVic fosters entrepreneurship and commercialization support across the academic spectrum—which means our faculty or graduates could be the most important business partner you'll ever meet.

Creativity and innovation come naturally here on the edge. Read more in our Annual Review.

The Edge in action

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