Research at the University of Victoria

Mark Hartz, at his lab at TRIUMF in Vancouver, showing a prototype and parts for the photosensor the research team is building

CFI makes major investments

UVic-led research projects advance knowledge of the universe

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John Borrows

John Borrows appointed as OC

John Borrows has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada (O.C.) for his scholarly work on Indigenous rights and legal traditions, which have had a significant impact across Canada and abroad.

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UVic biologist Julia Baum SCUBA diving to sample a coral reef

Coral recovery offers new hope

UVic biologists have discovered how some corals managed to survive a globally unprecedented heatwave, in a first-ever study that provides new hope for the long-term survival of coral reefs in the face of climate change.

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Ben Pelto tows a radar on the Nordic Glacier with friend

Canada Columbia glaciers big but at risk

Research in Canada's Columbia Basin shows that the glaciers that supply the Columbia River with meltwater are 38 per cent thicker than previously thought, but this won't offer much of a lifeline against melt due to climate change.

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Royal Society of Canada elects UVic researchers

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announces four UVic researchers as new fellows and member, and also recognizes a professor emeritus for contributions in the literature of social sciences.

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Biologist Peter Constabel in the research greenhouse surrounded by plants

Fighting COVID with plants

To meet the global demand for COVID-19 spike protein needed for antibody test kits, UVic plant biologist Peter Constabel has turned to an unexpected source: a relative of the tobacco plant.

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Buckley holding a sample of wastewater

Watching wastewater for COVID-19

A team of three UVic researchers and a local tech firm are partnering to develop a sewage monitoring system that will provide information to help public health authorities detect and track future outbreaks of COVID-19.

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Brolo testing a sample in his lab

Mapping the COVID-19 recovery

UVic scientists are leading efforts to protect our health, and working with the community to ensure the social and economic resilience of our society.

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UVic Strategic Research Plan

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