Research at the University of Victoria

UVic chemist Katherine Elvira smiles at camera while holding a slide

Research Accelerator Fund

UVic researchers are driving recovery from COVID-19. The UVic Research Accelerator Fund advances big ideas to make real change in our everyday lives.

Accelerate recovery

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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Ultrasound machine being used to look at muscles in the tongue.

Keeping Coast Salish languages strong

Sonya Bird leads a team of linguists using ultrasound, acoustic speech analysis and palatography to help improve fluency in one of the most complex languages in the world, Hul'q'umi'num'.

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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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.

The University of Victoria is one of Canada's leading research universities and consistently ranks highly in many national and international surveys.
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.

Looking to partner with us on research? Learn more about how we can help you create and apply new knowledge: