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Research Reels video showcase finalists

Every year during Ideafest, videos created by students, faculty, staff and alumni are screened at the Research Reels video showcase. These videos demonstrate some of the fantastic research happening at UVic, both on campus and around the world.

See more videos from the Research Reels 2019 playlist on YouTube.

Ideafest 2019

Selected recordings from Ideafest 2019

Changemakers: Bright minds and big ideas

UVic is home to 38 internationally recognized Canada Research Chairs that are pushing the frontiers of knowledge in their fields. Join three of these preeminent scholars as they share their stories of innovation in medical science.

Host: David Castle, former vice-president research
Presenters: Stephanie Willerth (Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering); Magdalena Bazalova-Carter (Canada Research Chair in Medical Physics); and Jeremy Wulff (Canada Research Chair in Bioactive Small Molecule Synthesis) 


Climate visions

From changes in sea ice to harvest cycles for plants and animals, climate change is having a profound impact on activities and livelihoods on Canada's coasts. Join UVic's leading ocean experts and partners to discover how Indigenous climate history, underwater observatories and satellite data are being utilized to understand these changes.



The intersecting cultures of whales and humans

Whales have their own cultures – but how have they influenced human cultures and history? This panel discussion will invite the audience into a conversation with experts from UVic and across North America, to study the intersection of whale and human culture and explore what these connections tell us about our shared past and coexistence in the future.

Presenters: Jason M. Colby (Department of History, University of Victoria), Bathsheba Demuth (Department of History, Brown University), Ryan Tucker Jones (Department of History, University of Oregon), Jim Sumich (Oregon State University/Hatfield Marine Science Center, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife) and Hal Whitehead (Department of Biology, Dalhousie University)



Trust: Takes years to gain, but can be lost overnight

Whether it’s Tim Hortons' fall from grace or one more PR disaster in the airline industry, trust is important to all marketers, business leaders and consumers. Join Dr. Saul Klein, Dean of the Gustavson School of Business, and a panel of Canadian brand leaders as they explore the power and fragility of consumer trust and discuss highlights of the 4th annual Gustavson Brand Trust Index.

Host: Saul Klein, Gustavson School of Business
Presenters: Michael van Hemmen (Public Policy Manager, Uber), Dan MacKinnon (Associate Director, Corporate Responsibility, Loyalty One), James McDermott (Director, Brand Experience, BCAA)



Three Minute Thesis

Discover the winners and watch the 2019 presentations on the Graduate studies site.


Indigenous law, women and human rights

This event was streamed live on Facebook, watch the recording at


Faces of UVic Research

An ongoing video series showcasing the passion and commitment of University of Victoria researchers.

To view the full playlist, please visit Faces of UVic Research.

UVic KnowlEDGE

UVic KnowlEDGE is a continuing series of feature stories published every month in the Victoria Times Colonist. Each story profiles a researcher and his or her work, and how they are making a difference to our lives and the world around us.

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UVic Ideas in Action

UVic Ideas in Action highlights newsworthy research stories happening at UVic and showcases the exciting results of research made possible by the generosity of our external funders.

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