Community research projects

horseback vaulting

The Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association (CTRA) partnered with UVic researchers Dr. Temple, Dr. Stuart-Hill, and their team of graduate students, to explore the objectives, activities, and social and physical aspects of the CTRA's Adapted Equestrian Vaulting program.

RIV Dan visits Gordon Head Rec Centre

A partnership between Recreation Integration Victoria (RIV) and UVic researcher Dr. Livingston explored accessibility features of local recreation, community and event centres for the Leisure Access Victoria App (LAVA) and website. Dan Spelt (right) visited recreation centres across Victoria with his student research teammates to see their accessibility features.

Heart and hands activity

As part of the Leading Edge Skills for the Future project, the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) engaged directly with artists and makers of diverse cultural backgrounds to hear about their experiences, successes, challenges and needs, and their visions for a potential Global MakerSpace in Victoria. This project was supported by UVic’s Research Partnerships, Research Impact Canada, and The Conference Board of Canada through the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre.

Graduate Studies 505 students pursue real lines of inquiry by planning and conducting research projects and then presenting their findings to BC Ministry of Children and Family Development practitioners and policymakers.

These projects showcase the diverse community-university research partnerships and initiatives that UVic Research Partnerships has supported.