UVic researcher Caren Helbing in a lab with two students

Mapping the frog genome

Molecular biologist Caren Helbing has made a huge leap in identifying how environmental contaminants effect the thyroid system.

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Diana Varela with microscopic phytoplankton

Tiny life forms, big impact

Understanding how phytoplankton interact with the environment is critical to explaining and predicting global ocean change.

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Students at Clover Point during a field studies class

Preparing for success

At UVic, every student is immersed in dynamic learning that's fuelled by research-inspired insights and personal, hands-on experiences.

Undergraduate studies
Sara Ellison using an astronomy device

In search of supermassive black hole pairs

Dual AGNs have been frustratingly difficult to find, with only ten pairs confirmed after a decade of systematic searching. A discovery by a UVic astronomer has helped uncover five new pairs in the last six months.

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Meyers on a a boat

Co-op graduate helps preserve BC's natural world

Growing up in some of BC's most beautiful landscapes inspired biology student Keegan Meyers to develop a deep appreciation for the natural world.

Hands-on learning
Sarah Khan in a lab

Biochemistry student awarded national 3M Fellowship

"Leadership means taking a step back to observe those around you and the situation. You need to learn from that, adapt quickly and then move forward with the best plan of action."

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Chemistry researcher Matthew Moffitt looks at a microfluidic chip in a lab

Improving drug delivery

Chemistry researcher Matthew Moffitt uses microfluidic chips like this one to prepare nano-particles for application in drug delivery.

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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, UVic's Faculty of Science is leading the way.

Our six extraordinary unitsBiology, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Chemistry, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomywill take you to the limits of human knowledge and understanding. 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.

If you want to know what makes the world go ‘round, check out UVic Science.