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Faculty of Human and Social Development.

The Faculty of Human and Social Development (HSD) is a vibrant place to learn and prepare to contribute to the health of society. Our students enter professions that support children, families, elders, communities and governments.

We are leaders in health and community education, community-based research, Indigenous partnership, distance education delivery, and innovative graduate programs. We bring UVic to your community and value our collaborative partnerships.

Undergraduate and graduate programs

Child and Youth Care
Health Information Science
Indigenous Governance  
Nursing
Public Administration
Public Health and Social Policy
Social Work
 

Looking for academic advice?

Contact one of our advisers (see tab below).

Academic Advice

Academic advisers are an invaluable resource for students. They can help you plan your program, decide which courses to take and advise on which courses may be transferable to UVic.

Child and Youth Care

Child and Youth Care

Vicki Ziegler, undergraduate adviser, phone 250-721-7984

Kathy Harrison, undergraduate adviser, phone 250-721-7984

Sandra Curran, assistant, graduate program, phone 250-472-4857

Shelley Henuset, assistant, graduate program, phone 250-472-4857

Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

Tara Ney, graduate student adviser, phone 250-721-8199

Health Information Science

Health Information Science

Andre Kushniruk, undergraduate adviser, phone 250-472-5132

Karen Courtney, graduate adviser, phone 250-721-8500

Indigenous Governance

Indigenous Governance

Rae Leitch, graduate adviser, phone 250-721-6438

Indigenous student adviser

Indigenous student adviser

Shauna Underwood, phone 250-472-5431

Nursing

Nursing

Lori Klear, graduate adviser, phone 250-721-7961

Paul Meier, undergraduate advisor, phone 250-472-4702

Public Administration

Public Administration

Heather Kirkham, undergraduate advisor, phone 250-721-8067

Jim McDavid, graduate student adviser, phone 250-472-4293

Public Health and Social Policy

Public Health and Social Policy

Joan Gillie, undergraduate and graduate student adviser, phone 250-853-3845

Social Work

Social Work

Marian Simmonds, undergraduate (child welfare, Indigenous or Indigenous child welfare specialization)adviser, phone 250-721-8042

Michelle Osborne, undergraduate admissions coordinator (BSW), phone 250-721-8047

Jamie Ready, graduate adviser, phone 250-472-5622

Leaders in
online (distance) learning

Learn from leaders in the delivery of online learning programs. For over 30 years our schools and programs have offered full programs and specialized courses through distance education.

Our online programs let you combine studies with work and family responsibilities. You'll study with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and locations without leaving your community. Learn more about distance learning and support for distance students.


 

Supporting our
Indigenous students

Our programs and services are here to help make your journey as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Support in Human and Social Development (HSD) includes the HSD Indigenous Advisor, Shauna Underwood. The Indigenous Student Liaison is Crystal Seibold. The Indigenous Counsellor is Sylvie Cottell. Learn more about support for Indigenous students.

We're the leading faculty on campus for numbers of Indigenous faculty, Indigenous students, support staff, programming and collaborative research involving Indigenous peoples. We originated many Indigenous initiatives at UVic, such as the First Peoples House and the Indigenous students graduation ceremony. Good things start here.

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