Research at the University of Victoria

UVic researchers Tim Stockwell and Bernie Pauly near shipping containers

Trailblazing harm reduction

Research by UVic's Tim Stockwell and Bernie Pauly finds that Managed Alcohol Programs serve an often-overlooked vulnerable population.

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UVic student Desiree Bulger holding a laptop displaying a sonar image of a wreck near Sidney, BC

Artificial reefs: junk or habitat?

Are artificial reefs the most effective way to conserve troubled marine fish populations? MA student Desiree Bulger set out to find answers.

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UVic researcher Onowa McIvor, at SNAKE (the SENĆOŦEN name for the Cadboro Bay/Mt. Tolmie area)

Indigenous language revitalization

A new guide by UVic researcher Onowa McIvor invites everyone to embark on an Indigenous language learning journey.

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UVic student Colton Hash with his orca sculpture

When art meets science

A student-created sculpture allows viewers to have an interactive moment with an orca, while also learning about threats facing our local whale population.

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Zuomin Dong and team in the engine room of the BC Ferry

Greener ships, cleaner ocean

UVic engineer Zuomin Dong and his research team are partnering with industry to improve hybrid electric propulsion systems for ships, heavy-duty mining trucks and trains.

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UVic researcher Francis Juanes and grad student Angeleen Olson in a lab examining the contents of a fish's stomach

Salmon at stake

A project led by UVic ecologist Francis Juanes investigates what young salmon need to grow and thrive as they enter the ocean.

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UVic researcher Heather Buckley collecting a water sample from a stream

Detecting toxic leftovers

UVic engineer Heather Buckley is developing an easy way to detect mining's toxic leftovers in drinking water—a serious health risk for many BC communities.

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UVic Strategic Research Plan

Our researchers are global leaders…

  • they're having vital impact on our lives and the world around us through scientific, technological, social and artistic innovation.
  • they're working with communities, universities, governments, industry and other organizations worldwide to tackle the social, economic and environmental issues that matter.
  • they're grooming the next generation of innovators and thought leaders through dynamic, hands-on learning in Canada’s most extraordinary academic environment.
  • they're earning international, national and regional recognition for their achievements and influence.

Applying new knowledge

Our researchers and artists are committed to improving the social, cultural and economic well-being of people in Canada and around the world.

We work closely with community, government and industry partners to move ideas, discoveries, creations and inventions forward for the betterment of society.

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