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What's happening in science?

Check out the latest news in the Faculty of Science.

Science news
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Why choose science at UVic?

As a science student at UVic, you won't just memorize facts. You'll see how the concepts you're learning can be applied to problems like diseases and climate change.

Undergraduate studies
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Hands-on learning opportunities

In the lab, in the field, assisting with faculty research or at a co-op job, our students develop the strong practical skills that make learning real. Yamila Michelle Franco Peña is studying biological pest control in agriculture. 

Hands-on learning
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Careers in science

Get the skills you need for a career you’re passionate about. Participating in the biology co-op program at UVic had a pivotal influence on Christine Roper and helped her successfully find employment after graduation.

Career possibilities
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Research that makes an impact

Our researchers are recognized world-wide for their impact on the world’s most pressing challenges. Dr. Caroline Cameron and her lab are working on developing a syphilis vaccine.

Research

Territory acknowledgment
We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Discover the future

Science prepares us for concepts we can’t imagine today but will shape our world tomorrow. Whether it’s working on a more potent treatment to fight cancer, developing more accurate climate prediction models or understanding the secrets of anti-matter, we're having an impact on the world.

 The Dean of Science welcomes you to the UVic science community. Our six units—Biology, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Chemistry, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy—will take you to the limits of human knowledge and understanding. Our research-intensive undergraduate and graduate programs allow you to work closely with internationally-renowned faculty.

From the atom to the universe, from the cell to the ecosystem, from the theoretical to the applied, we explore the reaches of modern science and mathematics.