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Strategic Research Plan

UVic is embarking on the development of a strategic research planning process. Please click on the 'read more' button for information on how to engage in the planning process.

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Christopher Borchers

The power of proteins

Keeping you healthy is a top goal of world-leading protein research at UVic.

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Yang Shi

Committed to improving our lives

Mechanical engineer Yang Shi, an expert on the long-distance control of machines and electrical systems, is one of five recipients of a 2015 Craigdarroch Research Award.

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Ana Maria Peredo

A journey through the Andes

Business professor Ana María Peredo is in the Andes, conducting field work on community enterprises and blogging about her experiences, both academic and personal.

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Rosaline Canessa

Beneath the waves

A UVic-led study uses advanced 3D mapping to assess the impact of shipping noise.

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We're going places

Areas of strength

As one of Canada’s top research universities, UVic is home to expertise that spans a broad range of disciplines. We're at the forefront of discovery on everything from aging to music to zoology.

Our researchers are international leaders in the following areas:

Mobilizing knowledge

UVic researchers are creating new knowledge to improve the social, cultural and economic well-being of people in Canada and around the world.

We're working with community, government and industry partners to turn that new knowledge into action.

Looking to partner on research? Learn more about how we can help you generate and apply new knowledge for societal benefit.

Who are our researchers? What do they study? And how is their work relevant to our lives?

Meet our researchers in the ongoing Faces of UVic Research video series. Our researchers give short and succinct descriptions of their work—in everyday language—that gets to the heart of what they do and why it matters.

UVic is home to 20 research centres and affiliated organizations that promote partnerships and knowledge exchange across disciplines.

Dr. Tim Stockwell is the Director of the Centre for Addictions Research in BC  at the University of Victoria. In this video, Tim discusses the Centre's research on understanding the role of substance abuse in our society and looking at strategies to reduce the harmful effects of addiction.

UVic KnowlEDGE is a continuing series of feature stories published 10 times a year in partnership with the Victoria Times Colonist. Each story profiles a researcher’s work with a focus on how he or she is making a difference to our lives and the world around us.