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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 2021

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and after careful consideration, it has been decided not to hold Ideafest in March 2021.

We hope to hold the 10th festival in 2022 and will reassess the situation when the time comes.

Thank you to the UVic community for your ongoing support of Ideafest!

Ideafest 2020, March 2-7

Thanks to all who helped make Ideafest 2020 a huge success!
If you weren't able to attend the festival you can watch recordings of selected events in news and videos.

For Ideafest enquiries, please contact:

Ideafest coordinator
Tom Deas, Communications and Engagement Coordinator, OVPR

Tel: 250-472-4775


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