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Research with community impact

We support community and researchers in partnerships that make a positive difference.

These meaningful relationships take root in:

  • justice
  • equity
  • diversity and inclusion
  • honouring Indigenous ways of knowing and being

All partners work together to share and apply knowledge to create sustainable and healthy communities.

What we do

Connect with the Community Research Partnerships office to: 

  • explore and refine your research ideas
  • find a match with the right academic expert
  • develop effective ways to make a positive difference to policy, programs and practice
  • get funding information
  • leverage research contributions
  • manage intellectual property and research agreements
  • transform research into real-world applications

Community research in action

Reclaiming Nuu-chah-nulth teachings
Paddlers load into the Cupuc (canoe) for its first launch into the Gordon River. At rear, Makah Master Carver, Micah McCarty, and in front of him, PFN Apprentice Carver, Trystan Dunn-Jones.

A canoe-building project aimed to revive the confidence, well-being and pride of Pacheedaht young men.

Call to Mind
Brenda Brophy and Dot Finnerty, participants in the Call to Mind podcast project.

Call to Mind is a new podcast series from UVic about love and memory loss, recorded by people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, and family caregivers.

Want to explore a research idea?

Tell us about your research idea and we'll connect you to the right people.

Contact us

Jen Kyffin, Manager, Community Research & Social Innovation

Email us for general community research-academic inquiries.