About community-university research partnerships

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 RPKM, Research Impact Canada, and The Conference Board of Canada through the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre.

Community-university research partnerships

Community-university research partnerships (CURP) bring together community members and organizations, and members of the university, such as faculty and students, for collaborative research projects that benefit society.

For the benefit of community

We believe that by working together, communities and universities can make a positive difference and contribute to more sustainable, just and healthy communities.

Get involved with research

Interested in exploring a research idea or question? Whether you’re an Indigenous communitygovernmentindustry, or community organization looking to collaborate, share your research idea with us and we'll try to help connect you to the right people to move your project forward.

Explore research at UVic

For examples of collaborative initiatives, explore the featured CURP project stories or research collaborations, which showcase some of the diverse partnerships and initiatives at UVic.

Visit research opportunities to discover opportunities for collaboration.

Learn more

View these short Prezi's to learn more about CURP.

Community university research partnerships


View this short Prezi presentation to learn about community university research partnerships.

Growing a research partnership


View this short Prezi presentation to learn how to grow research partnerships.