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Dismantling discriminatory system in science

A group of 24 scientists from across the world came together to explore long-standing problems associated with narrow definitions of success and impact in science. They advocate for change.

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Science grad talks hands-on research and new paper

Chris Anderson graduates this month with his BSc in neurobiology. He is one of the few undergraduates who has already co-authored a research paper—with a second paper on the way.

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Lydia Toorenburgh near First Peoples' House

Indigenous resurgence in UVic tri-faculty

Lydia Toorenburgh joins the Faculties of Science, Social Sciences and Humanities as the Indigenous Resurgence Coordinator. The new position is another step towards the Indigenization of UVic.

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Response to Kamloops Indian Residential School news

Our faculty expresses our profound feelings of grief and anger at the Kamloops Indian Residential School news. 

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Spring Graduation 2021

Congratulations class of 2021! We're proud of the strength you have shown in these ever-changing times and are excited to celebrate this important milestone with you.

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Why choose science at UVic?

As a science student at UVic, you will see how the concepts you're learning can be applied to issues like health and sustainability. 

Undergraduate studies

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.