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Explore our diverse range of researchers and their work.

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Our researchers

Global leaders making a vital impact

UVic researchers are at the forefront of discovery. Their cutting-edge research projects and creative works are changing the world locally, nationally and globally.

Researcher spotlight

Nicole Templeman

Nicole Templeman, appointed Canada Research Chair in Cell Biology, aims to better understand how to delay and slow the progression of age-related deterioration.

Dr. Zuomin Dong

Zuomin Dong leads a team that advances energy solutions for vehicular and marine transportation, including heavy-duty marine and mining applications.

Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi

Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi was appointed Canada Research Chair in International Sustainable Development, he focuses his research on multinational enterprises.

Sarah Hunt

Sarah Hunt / Tłaliłila’ogwa is a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Political Ecology in UVic’s School of Environmental Studies.

Awards & honours

UVic faculty members have received national and international recognition for their research achievements. Each honour we receive reflects the vital impact our people make on the world and our reputation as one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities.

Prospective faculty

UVic is one of Canada’s leading universities, a powerful research and teaching institution on an intimate, human scale. We provide a dynamic and supportive environment where researchers can pursue their goals. We’re committed to recruiting, developing and retaining people who help us build a better future. Our employment practices reflect our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Research chairs

Canada Research Chairs (CRC)

The Canada Research Chairs program helps universities attract and retain the best talent from around the world. The program is part of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. It helps universities achieve research excellence in natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities.

UVic has a current allocation of 37 Canada Research Chairs.

Canada Excellence Research Chair program

Globally renowned Indigenous art historian and curator Heather Igloliorte has joined the University of Victoria as the inaugural Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Decolonial and Transformational Indigenous Art Practices.

The $8-million research chair is funded through the Canada Excellence Research Chairs program and administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council on behalf of Canada's federal granting agencies.

Visiting researchers

UVic offers a dynamic, collaborative environment. Visiting UVic as a researcher will let you expand your horizons and work with our world-class faculty. There are also many funding opportunities available for visiting researchers.

Researcher support

The Office of Research Services (ORS) assists faculty in securing and administering research grants, awards and contracts. They also help faculty meet their regulatory responsibilities in support of research.