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Health and wellness

Many complex factors contribute to health and wellness across the lifespan. At UVic, we’re at the forefront of innovative and community-responsive research on the social, cultural and biomedical determinants of health and wellness. Our work also includes disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and cure.

Our impact extends to local, national and international policy. Our work supports community programs for substance use and at-risk people and enables end-of-life care for marginalized populations. We promote wellness and healthy aging through movement, music, language, theatre and visual arts.

Mental health and addictions

UVic researchers tackle mental health from many different perspectives with expertise in many domains. The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) is a national leader in substance use and addictions research. They work closely with community and government partners to promote health and reduce harm.

Indigenous well-being

UVic scholars are dedicated to expanding well-being by building on strengths of Indigenous Peoples. The Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE) is essential to this work. CIRCLE promotes, facilitates and leads research that improves Indigenous Peoples' well-being.

Lifelong health

The Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health (IALH) works to improve the health and quality of life of individuals across their lifespan. IALH addresses the challenges and opportunities that aging offers individuals, families, communities and nations.

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Youth mental and physical health

The Centre for Youth and Society (CFYS) works toward youth health and well-being. They design and conduct interdisciplinary research in collaboration with local and international partners.

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Proteomics

The UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre is advancing the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Their work also contributes to the design of new drugs and therapies. They provide cutting-edge technologies to institutions across Canada and around the world.

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New approach in cultural safety facilitation

BC Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research, led by UVic researcher Charlotte Loppie, aims to support a mix of emerging scholars from across BC who are leading Indigenous health research...

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The Conversation: Using DNA to track animals in their natural environment

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Highly Cited UVic researchers

Eight UVic researchers are the "who's who" of influential scholars and named top one per cent in their fields for being highly cited in scientific publications.

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