UVic geography faculty and three Maasai in front of totem poles

From Tanzania to the Yukon

UVic geography faculty and three Maasai from Africa exchanged cultural knowledge and practices with First Nations from the T’souke and Tla-o-qui-aht in BC to the Selkirk and Carcross-Tagish peoples of the Yukon.

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Patrick Robinson’s parattack team

Grad's mapping tool on track to save lives

UVic geography grad and co-op student Patrick Robinson developed a new mapping app to give him and his fellow "smoke jumpers" more information about the forest fire they're attacking.

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Hailey Davies and Wendy Fleming, contributors to the UVic study on human consumption of microplastics using a seine fishing net in Sidney, BC. Credit: Kieran Cox.

Humans unknowingly consume a lot of microplastics

A UVic-led study indicates that a large amount of microplastics may be making their way into our bodies through food we eat and the air we breathe.

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Akbari in his lab at UVic

Futuristic tissue engineering

A UVic researcher is developing futuristic microfibres that target emerging drug therapies for deadly disease.

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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.

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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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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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