The mission of the Hof group is to create an atmosphere that the students and supervisor can enjoy on a daily basis, while preparing students to make critical contributions to chemical and biomedical science.
photos by Dubicki, Tabet, Hof
The University of Victoria is located on Vancouver Island, off the west coast of Canada. UVic consistently rates in the top 3-4 most impactful Canadian research schools, and top 100-150 in the world, by modern, objective ranking systems (like the Leiden ranking) that factor in size of institution. The 2017 proportionate impact ranking (jpg) has UVic as the second-most impactful school in Canadian science.
The Chemistry Department is small but powerful, thanks to top researchers and students. Greater Victoria (population 345,000) offers unparalleled natural beauty that makes it one of the most desirable places to live in North America. Ocean, lake, rainforest, and mountain recreation areas are all located within the city and a short distance from the University. The city is young and vibrant, unlike its outdated reputation as a retirement capital (although the weather is still excellent).
Students interested in both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees are encouraged to apply. Contact Fraser directly, and also contact graduate secretary Sandra Baskett for formal information about how to apply to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at UVic. You can find general information about grad studies at UVic, graduate programs, and admission requirements at the Department web page.