Ryan Tonkin

Ryan Tonkin could have pursued his doctoral studies anywhere. He chose to come home to UVic to be the first student in the new PhD program in the Dept. of Philosophy.

Karyn Wisselink

Karyn Wisselink completed a Bachelor of Arts from UVic with a combined major in French and English Canadian literature. She now works as an editorial and marketing assistant.

Takeda sitting at computer

Joey Takeda had no idea he would end up as a junior programmer in a major Digital Humanities research project.

Laura Davis

Laura Davis’s love of languages was kindled in French-immersion Kindergarten and propelled her to the Jubilee Medal for the top student in the Humanities.

Rowan at canal

Rowan Meredith reflects upon her time at UVic and her experience in the Holocaust I-Witness Field School.

Marianne in the shade

Marianne Huijsmans' love of sound and singing drew her to Linguistics and, eventually, to the 2016 Lieutenant-Govenor's Silver medal for her Master's thesis.

“In UVic Humanities, you will find the key to success for the rest of your life, regardless of what form that success takes. It¹s not just about critical thinking and research skills: it's about community, creativity, and learning to trust yourself and your own ideas, and how to make them a reality.”

Jennifer McLean, Medieval Studies

Do you love reading and writing?

Do you seek to explore and understand other cultures and languages?

Are you fascinated by current world events? Do you want to understand the human past?

In UVic Humanities, you can study all facets of human knowledge: literature, film, ethics, thought, gender, religion, languages, myths, history, and cultures.

An outstanding undergraduate experience

The University of Victoria is ranked #1 in the comprehensive category in the McLean’s 2014 University Rankings, which scores universities based on key measures such as student success, faculty excellence, student support, class size, and reputation.

Excellence in teaching and research

UVic’s Humanities Faculty offers you a vibrant learning experience based on faculty excellence, student research opportunities and hands-on learning. We are ranked among the top 200 universities in the world in English, Modern Languages, Linguistics, Philosophy, and History.

Hands-on learning opportunities

You can combine your humanities degree with co-operative education; field schools around the world; work study; or training in professional communications or digital humanities.

Humanities YouTube Channel

UVic students talk about UVic, its personal touch, its beauty, its research excellence, field schools and its support of students.