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Research at UVic

Creating a better world through curiosity, engagement & innovation

At UVic, we’re creating a rich and diverse setting where people from around the world can learn and create life-changing ideas. They share technologies and stories in our dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Our scholars, artists and students collaborate with others around the globe to create a healthy, vibrant future.

Our impact areas

Beyond the generation of new discoveries and advancements, we are also committed to having positive effects on the planet and lives of people around us. We do this by integrating and synergizing our work together, in these five overlapping impact areas:

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Climate, environmental change and sustainability

UVic is committed to global leadership in environmental, social and institutional sustainability. We work with governments, industry and community groups to address the urgent challenges facing us.

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Health and wellness

At UVic, we’re at the forefront of innovative and community-responsive research on the social, cultural and biomedical determinants of health and wellness.

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Indigenous-led scholarship

UVic is home to eminent Indigenous scholars. They lead us and the world in Indigenous law and governance, Indigenous health, language revitalization, art and reconciliation.

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Social justice and equity

The knowledge that all people deserve respect, dignity and fairness is at the heart of everything we do at UVic. We connect across boundaries to examine ethics, politics and culture. (image with permission of the artist, Miriam Libicki)

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Technology and the human experience

UVic researchers and artists use, adapt and develop new technologies and paradigms for how we interact with devices, manage information and data, and relate to other humans.

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The UVic Research and Creative Works Strategy identifies UVic’s research aspirations, actions, outcomes and impact areas.

Research quick facts




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2023 THE Impact Rankings

Canada Research Chairs across a variety of disciplines


for Canadian universities in citation impact per faculty member

QS rankings, 2024

UVic is consistently the leading North American university for published research based on international collaborations.
Leiden Rankings, 2011-2023

Territory acknowledgment

We acknowledge and respect the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Esquimalt) Peoples on whose territory the university stands, and the Lək̓ʷəŋən and WSÁNEĆ Peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

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Global engagement

Poised at the edge of the Salish Sea, UVic has partners working in oceans and lands around the globe.

Our connections and collaboration help us address the personal and planetary challenges of our time.

As a result, we’re strongly positioned to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Giving to Research

We rely on your support and encourage you to consider investing in the future of UVic. Your involvement is an investment in the students and researchers who are building a bright future for all of us.

We’re seeking support from those who share our passion for UVic’s potential. There are many ways you can invest in research by giving or donating.

For more information, please contact our Development Office at 250-721-7624.

Research events

Federal programs

Federal Research Support Fund

The Federal Research Support Fund (RSF) helps Canadian post-secondary institutions with managing research funded by the 3 federal research granting agencies: CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC. 

Research Data Management Policy

The Tri-agency Research Data Management Policy supports Canadian research excellence by promoting sound Research Data Management (RDM) and data stewardship practices.