Research at the University of Victoria

Two researches collect a sample from the ocean using a large net

Humans unknowingly consume a lot of microplastics

A UVic-led study indicates that a large amount of microplastics may be making their way into our bodies through food we eat and the air we breathe.

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Kirk McNally stands in front of sound equipment in UVics Create Lab.

Art and science of listening

Music technology professor, Kirk McNally, uses UVic's state-of-the-art Create Lab to scrutinize studio recordings and better understand the relationship between musicians, engineers and music producers.

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Mohsen Akbari holding an electronic sensor in his lab

Futuristic tissue engineering

Biomedical engineer, Mohsen Akbari, and his team are developing futuristic microfibres that target emerging drug therapies for deadly disease.

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Roberta Hamme in her lab

The ocean's changing role in climate change

Chemical oceanographer, Roberta Hamme, leads a pan-Canadian research team investigating the ocean’s role in slowing climate change.

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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 Strategic Research Plan

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Applying new knowledge

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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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