The UVic Alumni Association presents:

Accelerating Community Resilience in the Age of COVID-19


Research plays a vital role in solving the world’s biggest challenges, including how our communities respond to pandemics. Join the UVic Alumni Association for a special evening showcasing some of UVic’s world-class researchers and their impact on COVID-19 resilience and recovery – locally, and beyond. 

Featuring UVic Researchers:

Dr. Rishi Gupta (Civil Engineering)

Keeping Canadians safe through innovative virus-resistant washbasins that promote hand washing in public areas. 


Dr. Karen Kobayashi (Sociology)

Staying apart, together: Using technology in new ways to support the mental health of seniors and their care networks.

Dr. Onowa McIvor (Indigenous Education)

Exploring the impacts on, challenges of, and innovative responses from Indigenous language learning communities during COVID-19. 

This event will be moderated by

Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk, Vice-President, Research, UVic

: Wednesday September 23, 2020 

Time: 5:30pm PT

: Via Zoom

Cost: There is no cost to attend, although registration is required.


*Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the event.

If you have any questions or technical issues, please contact UVic Alumni Relations at or (250) 721-6000.