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Ideafest returns to UVic, March 2–7

This year's Ideafest festival features over 35 events, including a round-up of the latest civil engineering solutions to today’s top environmental challenges. All events are free and open to the public.

Ideafest
Kelly Richardson and student hold a video camera surrounded by forest.

Engaging the head and heart

Beyond creating art reflecting our changing world, Kelly Richardson is raising awareness around the plight to protect Vancouver Island’s old-growth forests.

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Head shots of three distinguished alumni award recipients from left to right: Richard Van Camp, Sybil Verch and Robert “Lucky” Budd.

UVic Distinguished Alumni Awards

On Feb. 4, the UVic Alumni Association honoured 12 UVic Distinguished Alumni award recipients from across all faculties. Pictured (left to right) are Richard Van Camp (BFA '97), Sybil Verch (BCom '97) and Robert “Lucky” Budd (BA ‘00, MA ’05).

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Top 10 newsmakers of 2019

As UVic looks ahead in the new year, we’re also celebrating our most memorable moments and compelling stories of 2019.

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Rory Hills leans on scientific equipment

UVic biochemistry student named 2020 Rhodes Scholar

Biochemistry undergraduate student Rory Hills developed a love for science early in life. This drove his desire to help solve society’s toughest problems including the opioid crisis and climate change.

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Nick Dechev holds an artificial hand in front of a Victoria Hand Project sign.

Victoria Hand Project extends its reach

Nick Dechev and the Victoria Hand Project receive $1M from TD Bank Group to provide 3D-printed devices to kids with scoliosis and to amputees in underserved and remote communities in Canada & US.

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Entrepreneur, human rights advocate honoured

Two outstanding individuals­—an exceptional human rights advocate and a renowned technology entrepreneur—will be recognized with the University of Victoria’s highest academic honour at fall convocation ceremonies Nov. 12 and 13. 

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REACH Awards fete research & teaching excellence

Recipients of the 2019 REACH awards push the boundaries of discovery, creativity and innovation to impact our lives and the world. 
(L-R) Tim Stockwell, Georgia Sitara, Charlotte Schallie

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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

See more videos from the Partner with us playlist on YouTube.

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