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Creating a better world through curiosity, engagement & innovation

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ASPIRATION 2030: A Research & Creative Works Strategy

At the University of Victoria, we aspire to help solve the world’s biggest problems. Our campus is home to world-renowned scholars. They advance new knowledge and artistic work in fundamental areas and prepare the next generation of scholars. Through our outstanding work in every field, we are creating our own landscape of creative and intellectual excellence. It inspires us always to dream bigger and to think bolder. Here, people from these lands and from around the world learn and create life-changing ideas, technologies, stories and images.

Guided by our principles, our extraordinary natural and cultural environment, and our deep respect for the learning that has come before, we have prepared for the work to come. We are ready for greater things. 

Aspiration 2030 is built on the following five aspirations, which define where we want to be by 2030:

  • Research environment
  • Research community
  • Commitment to Indigenous scholarship
  • Global engagement
  • Societal impact

Research Clusters

An internal funding opportunity designed to enable the growth and impact of established and emerging research clusters.

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UVic Health Initiative

The UVic Health Initiative sets diverse strategies to enhance the quality of health research, programs and related activities at UVic.

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Climate and Sustainability

Human impacts on the environment have accelerated on a devastating scale. UVic researchers and artists integrate their broad areas of expertise into innovative solutions and transformative actions.