Faculty of Humanities

Welcome,new and continuing students!

Welcome, new and continuing students!

Starting off the new academic year in style, with cake and live music in the Clearihue courtyard.

Multi-partner project on Japanese Canadian dispossession

Multi-partner project on Japanese Canadian dispossession

Jordan Stanger-Ross (History) to lead a seven-year project about the dispossession of Japanese-Canadian property during the 1940s. (Above: Relocation of Japanese-Canadians to internment camps in the interior of British Columbia. Credit: Tak Toyota/Library and Archives Canada)

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Celebrating student excellence

Celebrating student excellence

Congratulations to Tye Landels (English), 3M National Student Fellowship winner. 

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Innovative Courses

Innovative Courses

Emile Fromet de Rosnay (French), an elite cyclist himself, teaches an online course about the Tour de France.

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Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities

UVic's Maker Lab, directed by Dr. Jentery Sayers, Dept. of English.

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Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Community-based graduate History course in the Stó:lō communities near Chilliwack, B.C.

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Faculty of Humanities

The Humanities have always been the foundation of a university. Our departments and programs provide the opportunity to study and expand expressions of the human spirit. Languages, narratives, philosophies, histories—we bring these all together in a critical context of analysis, interpretation, research, and communication. Humanities students ask—and answer!—questions about the place and value of the individual in the human community, the function of tradition in times of intense transformation, and how best to give guidance to humanity as it moves into an ever uncertain future.

What’s more, Humanities degrees offer students a range of valuable professional skills—not just critical thinking, analytical skills, research methods, writing and other communication skills but also a rich understanding of cultural and global contexts that will prepare you for life and work in the twenty-first century. 

Research

Explore who you are, where we come from and where we are going.