Ideafest

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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 2019, March 4-9

This year’s festival featured over 40 events on topics ranging from women's rights and climate change to deep sea research and the latest in regenerative medicine. Thank you to everyone at UVic and in the Victoria community that made Ideafest 2019 such a success!

If you weren't able to attend the festival you can watch recordings of selected events on the Ideafest website:

You can also browse the full 2019 schedule to see the 40 events featured this year.

For Ideafest enquiries, please contact:

Ideafest coordinator
Tom Deas, Communications and Engagement Coordinator, OVPR
Ideafest liaison
Karyn Talarico
Email: vprengage@uvic.ca
Tel: 250-472-4775
Email: ideafest@uvic.ca
Tel: 250-472-5416

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