Health Research and Education


Safe and sound

Lenora Marcellus' "Safe Babies" program is helping foster parents care for babies born with prenatal drug and alcohol exposure (pdf).

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Tanaka with a young woman

Face value

UVic researchers, including Jim Tanaka, give children with autism a fun way to hone their social skills (pdf).

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O'Leary at an e-cigarette shop

A burning question

Renee O'Leary, a UVic graduate student working at CARBC, smokes out the facts on the health risks of e-cigarettes (pdf). 

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Shaping a healthier society

In recent years, there's has been a significant shift in our understanding of the factors that determine human health. Greater attention is being paid to a range of social, economic, environmental and health service factors that interact in complex ways to influence the health of individuals and populations.

Health research at the University of Victoria is represented across all faculties and multiple health-related research centres. Our researchers are national leaders in the following areas:

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Community-engaged research

Working with community groups, governments, health authorities and other health care agencies, UVic researchers provide the evidence-based knowledge that decision-makers need to improve the health and well-being of Canadians.

Learn more about community-engaged research at UVic.

Research centres

Interdisciplinary centres and groups at UVic that are devoted to studying health include: