About us

Mission statement

Our vision is to be recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the pursuit and achievement of excellence in basic and applied Biomedical Research.

Our mission is to discover, develop, disseminate, and apply knowledge of basic and clinical biomedical research to improve the health and well being of Canadians. Health is the number one concern of Canadians, and both federal and provincial governments have responded to this concern by increasing their investment in health research. The importance of biomedical research in the University of Victoria's future is recognized in the University of Victoria's Strategic Research Plan. A key aspect of relating the importance of biomedical research to Canadians involves community engagement and public outreach.

As part of our mandate, we:

  • Handle resource databases and serve as a focal point for basic researcher and clinician interactions and cooperation;
  • Provide a conduit to train medical professionals for local hospitals, clinics and industry;
  • Serve as a resource for local community inquiries regarding medical research;
  • Assist in coordinating biomedical research opportunities and resources with UVic and the Victoria community;
  • Provide the scaffolding for biomedical research training at UVic and the surrounding community;
  • Actively engage and interface with the community to disseminate biomedical research activities and findings.