Research partners

Brad Buckham
For UVic mechanical engineer Brad Buckham the raw power of ocean waves is more than a natural wonder—it’s an energy source waiting to be tapped.

At UVic, knowledge doesn’t stop at campus boundaries. Every day, UVic ideas and innovations reach thousands of people regardless of whether they have ever set foot in a lab or classroom.

By investing in close partnerships with the public and the private sector, UVic ensures that university knowledge is continually transmitted to—and enriched by—the wider community.

Impacting society

UVic is committed to the mobilization and application of knowledge for societal benefit. By building research partnerships in Canada and across the globe that engage communities and address their priorities, the university is helping communities thrive through its efforts in mobilizing knowledge.

Working with communities

UVic is home to Canada’s first university-wide Office of Community-Based Research (OCBR), which helps mobilize research partnerships to tackle complex community issues such as homelessness, food security and child poverty.

Working with industry

What happens when a researcher develops a great idea or a company needs the expertise of University of Victoria faculty?  UVic Industry Partnerships (UIP) serves as a portal for private sector collaboration and as a commercial launch pad for viable inventions and concepts.

At the UVic-owned Vancouver Island Technology Park, emerging technology companies are linked with local, provincial, national and international resources, fostering an environment of collaborative development.

Collaborating with government

The Department of Government Relations works with the UVic community, President and Executive members to develop and enhance positive working relationships with all levels of governments.

Learn more about Government Relations on their site.

Invest in research at UVic

UVic is looking for support from those who share our passion for UVic’s potential: alumni, visionary corporations, generous individuals and community leaders.

There are a number of ways in which you can invest in research by giving or donating.

From climate change to human health

UVic researchers are at the forefront of national and international efforts to address such issues as climate change, the future of the oceans, the nature of social change, and the application of the latest discoveries to improve environmental and human health.

Our areas of research strength include

  • Oceans and climate
  • Global change and sustainability
  • Society and health
  • Genomics and proteomics
  • Indigenous and cultural studies
  • Matter and energy
  • Computational modelling and information processing
  • Fine and performing arts

With your participation, we can continue to set new standards in teaching, research and community service.

Learn about how we are making a difference.

The Fast Lane

The Fast Lane is UVic’s external research newsletter, published twice a year. It’s full of short news items and information about research and discovery at UVic.

UVic KnowlEDGE

UVic KnowlEDGE is a continuing series of feature stories published every month in the Victoria Times Colonist. Each story profiles a researcher and their work, and how they're making a difference to our lives and the world around us.

UVic DSpace

UVic DSpace is UVic’s repository of digital scholarly works by faculty, students and staff.

The Strategic Research Plan (SRP) identifies UVic’s research directions and areas of strategic priority on which to build the institutional research capacity.

The SRP also guides UVic’s strategic resource allocation, especially how the Canada Research Chair (CRC) and Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) programs will be used to enhance our capabilities.

Download the PDF version of the Strategic Research Plan.

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