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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.

UVic President Kevin Hall

Kevin Hall

Our rich academic and cultural environment and our sense of social responsibility position us to tackle major societal challenges. We are committed to impactful research that benefits the planet and lives of people everywhere.

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Research quick facts




Canada Research Chairs across a variety of disciplines


for Canadian universities in citation impact per faculty member

QS rankings, 2021

UVic is consistently the leading North American university for published research based on international collaborations.
Leiden Rankings, 2011-2021

Territory acknowledgment

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ 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 funding programs

Federal Research Support Fund

The federal Research Support Fund (RSF) helps Canadian post-secondary institutions with managing the research funded by the three federal research granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC). This fund was formerly called the Indirect Costs Program.

Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund

The Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) is part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. This temporary program is helping to sustain research at Canadian universities and health research institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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