Ideas that can change everything.

Ideafest is the university’s annual research festival, showcasing the ideas of faculty, students and staff from across the university.

Each year, new and emerging research is explained, debated, re-worked and brought to life in a range of highly creative panels, workshops, exhibits, presentations, performances and tours. This unique event offers a chance to explore and celebrate UVic scholarship and attracts thousands of participants from both the on-campus and greater Victoria communities.

Ideafest 2020, March 2-7

The Ideafest 2020 schedule of events shall be released Jan 31 on the Ideafest website.

For Ideafest enquiries, please contact:

Ideafest coordinator
Tom Deas, Communications and Engagement Coordinator, OVPR

Tel: 250-472-4775


Ideafest 2019 

Ideafest 2019 featured over 40 events on topics ranging from women's rights and climate change to deep sea research and the latest in regenerative medicine.

If you weren't able to attend the festival you can watch recordings of selected events in news and videos.


Ideafest is organised by the Office of the Vice-President Research, with key assistance from University Communications and Marketing