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A storyteller’s spark

March 14, 2024

Allison Balabuch, an Education PhD candidate, is a finalist in the Social Sciences and Humanities’ Storytellers Challenge, which comes with a $3,000 prize and the chance to present in...

From H2O to the power of H

March 13, 2024

The world needs clean renewable energy, we need it now, and Jason Keonhag Lee is catalyzing the transition for us. Drawn both by the challenges and how they connected to his existing knowledge, he...

Science Meets Parliament – BC

March 13, 2024

This spring, 12 UVic scholars will spend two days at the provincial legislature, meeting with MLAs and learning how policy is made in BC. Sarah Nutter, assistant professor, Educational Psychology...

UVic researchers partner with physicists around the world and plant scientists across the country

March 13, 2024

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, announced $515 million in infrastructure support for 100 projects at 32 post-secondary institutions and research...

Social media: navigating the dilemmas

March 13, 2024

Like mazes, social media have many paths that might (or might not) lead to the destination we seek. UVic Anthropology PhD student Raey Costain explains that, whatever our own personal or...

Writing for The Conversation Canada

March 13, 2024

With almost 56,000 reads (and counting) Lois Harder’s January 9, 2024 article on the recent court ruling to end Canada’s second-generation citizenship cut-off is the...

Given some runway, students take flight

February 12, 2024

“Aerospace research,” the UVic Co-op posting said.   Who wouldn’t be intrigued? Third-year UVic electrical engineering student Mclaine de Jesus certainly...

From nanoparticles to knowledge archipelagos, UVic researchers move the needle on health

February 9, 2024

Four UVic scholars have been awarded a total of $6.61 million from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research Fall 2023 Project Grant competition. They represent four distinct areas of research...

SSHRC President visits UVic

January 11, 2024

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council President Dr. Ted Hewitt put on his glasses and stepped close to the screen when research project manager Michael Abe brought up the government...

UVic health scholars collaborate, convene and connect

January 10, 2024

UVic scholars collaborate, convene and connect with agencies, practitioners and service users for optimal impact of their health research. Eight of them recently received funding from two Michael...

Fulbright Canada Research Chair advances regional climate action

January 9, 2024

Brent Steel has set the bar high. UVic’s inaugural Fulbright Canada Research Chair wanted, during his four-month position at UVic, to continue and expand his research to support the 2016...

Good hearts, clean energy: a transformation begins

January 9, 2024

Elders Kathy Horne and Doug Lafortune, both members of local First Nations, welcomed almost 100 partners, collaborators and team members to UVic with an invitation to bring their good hearts to the...

Partnership provides a quantum boost for students

January 9, 2024

The interdisciplinary group of engineers and scientists that makes up the quantum photonics, algorithms, and light-matter interactions for technology (QuALITy) cluster at the University of Victoria...

UVic shows up for COP28

January 9, 2024

For the first time, in 2023 UVic scholars organized a strong virtual participation in a Conference of the Parties. “This grew out of our commitments to the UN Race to Zero and to reduce...

Charging up: A City-UVic partnership develops best practices for equitable EV charging infrastructure

December 11, 2023

Access to electric-vehicle (EV) charging is the single most impactful measure the City of Victoria can take to support EV adoption, according to researchers Curran Crawford of the University of...

Weather and climate extremes call for everyone’s strengths: Zhang

November 16, 2023

With degrees in engineering hydrology and a physics doctorate with a specialization in meteorology, Xuebin Zhang’s route to the leadership of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC)...

Aspiration PDF success

November 16, 2023

Launched in 2022, UVic’s Aspiration Postdoctoral Fellowships program attracts outstanding postdoctoral fellows from around the world to conduct cutting-edge research at UVic. Aligned...

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)—Funding highlights

November 16, 2023

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) fund some of Canada’s most impactful research. UVic researchers are at the forefront of that work, and are recognized for their...

CISUR celebrates 20 years

November 16, 2023

On October 20, the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research celebrated its 20th anniversary with a small gathering of current and former CISUR folks, friends and supporters.  In 2003,...

Innovate BC Ignite awards

November 16, 2023

On September 25, 2023, Innovate BC awarded $1.365M to five B.C. research and development projects in natural resources and applied sciences that are improving lives for British Columbians....

UVic Physics and Astronomy scholars awarded international fellowships

November 16, 2023

UVic Distinguished Professor Arif Babul and Professor Adam Ritz have been elected Fellows of the American Physical Society, one of the field’s high honours bestowed on individuals who...

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium: the name says it all

October 6, 2023

Since 2010, statistician and climatologist Francis Zwiers has been the director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC). Under Zwiers's leadership the institute has almost doubled in size...

Celebratory theatre: telling tales

August 29, 2023

This is a story of stories. And like all classic tales, each has an inciting incident followed by a turning point at which the hero steps onto a new path. They sidle or charge or struggle forward...

Canada Foundation for Innovation announces results of JELF competition

August 29, 2023

Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of...

UVic scholars lead diverse, innovative projects

August 29, 2023

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grants promote and maintain a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering in Canadian...

UVic researchers awarded almost $4M by SSHRC

August 29, 2023

The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation,...

Scholar Spotlight: Brent Steel, Fulbright Chair 2023

June 8, 2023

On August 1, Dr. Brent Steel of Oregon State University will join UVic as the inaugural 2023 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Healthy People and Planet. Steel is a University Distinguished...

University of Victoria and Ministry of Health - Seed Grant Program 2023

June 5, 2023

Seed Grants provide funding for critical research that responds to the government's research questions to support key decision making and policy development. The program is a collaboration between...

$83.6M advances UVic-led vision for clean energy shift

April 28, 2023

The Government of Canada announced today that the University of Victoria will be receiving $83.6 million from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF).  This investment is a...

New Frontiers in Research Fund

April 25, 2023

On April 25, 2023, the Government of Canada released the results of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) 2022 Transformation and the 2022 Exploration competition. The New Frontiers in Research...

UVic Aspiration Research Cluster Program

April 18, 2023

OVPRI is pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of UVic Aspiration research clusters. The Aspiration Research Cluster program was established by the Office of the Vice-President Research and...

$250K Infosys Visiting Chair Professorship

March 1, 2023

Dr. Arif Babul, University of Victoria Distinguished Professor and Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named Infosys Visiting Chair Professor in Mathematics and Physics...

Gilead Award for Excellence in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

January 16, 2023

Katherine Elvira, associate professor of chemistry, Canada Research Chair and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar at the University of Victoria, has received the Gilead Award for...

E.W.R. Steacie Award for Ian Manners

January 13, 2023

Ian Manners, professor of chemistry and Canada 150 Research Chair at the University of Victoria, has received the E.W.R. Steacie Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada. The award honours a...

G7 One Health Summit

January 9, 2023

The confluence of human and planetary health, climate, biodiversity and Indigenous knowledge at the G7 Research Summit on One Health in November 2022 was a perfect fit for the University of...

UVic researchers welcome CFI President and Board of Directors

November 24, 2022

President Roseann O’Reilly Runte and members of the board and leadership team of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) saw some of their funding in action at UVic this week. They...

CFI-JELF success for two UVic-led research projects

November 16, 2022

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced on November 16, 2022 more than $64 million to support 251 research...

Two UVic led research projects awarded $215K in infrastructure support from latest round of CFI-JELF funding

September 21, 2022

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced more than $64 million to support 251 research infrastructure projects at 40 universities...

Research and Innovation Town Hall - Feb 2 2023

Thank you to all who attended the 2023 VPRI Town hall, we really appreciate the high level of engagement from the campus community. Lisa Kalynchuk, Vice-President Research and Innovation, discussed...

Increased capacity for evidence-based planning and research communications

June 28, 2022

Feedback received throughout the planning and consultation process for Aspiration 2030 has led to the creation of two new service units within the Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI) team. The...

Meet Associate VP Research Fraser Hof

As Fraser Hof gets ready to kick off his new Associate Vice-President role next week, he shares some of his insights, philosophy and goals.

Ten new Aspiration Postdoctoral Fellows join UVic

UVic will welcome ten new early career researchers this summer in the inaugural intake of Aspiration Postdoctoral Fellows. This new VPRI initiative attracts outstanding postdoctoral fellows from...

University of Victoria and Ministry of Health - Seed Grant Program

May 15, 2022

Seed Grants provide funding for critical research that responds to the government's research questions to support key decision making and policy development. The program is a collaboration between...