Faculty of Social Sciences

Geography 101A

Can you "Kick the Plastic?"

How about making your own toothpaste or using handmade cloth bags to store food? A group of Geography 101A students got inspired and started their own “Kick the Plastic” project after they watched the movie, “The Green Bin Project.”

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Jim Tanaka and Joseph Sheppard with computers

Autism's Own Conference

Growing out of the success of Autism's Own journal — a UVic peer-reviewed journal written and edited by persons with autism — the Centre for Autism Research, Technology, and Education (CARTE) celebrated World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 by organizing Autism's Own Conference.

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Kevin Davis, project founder

Africa Calling: cast-off phones collected to serve people and planet

A red "London style" phone box is now stationed in the UVic SUB-the first of hopefully many drop off locations for the Africa Calling project.

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Two students

'Cornett Connections' alumni story contest: enter to win prizes!

Places like the Cornett building hold a special place in the hearts of students past and present. Read about some of our alumni's lasting connections, and share your story in our contest. [Photo credit: Adrian Wheeler]

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Moussa Traore

Economics grad knows the real value of drinking water

UVic student originally from West Africa knows the value of safe drinking water. In his final undergrad paper, he discusses the economics of clean water and the impact on developing countries.

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Devin Tepleski

International research opportunities for students

Devin Tepleski, an undergraduate student in Anthropology, worked with Dr. Ann Stahl on the history of village life in relation to global connections. He also won a prestigious International Photography Award for his photographs of Ghanaian villagers being displaced by the construction of a hydro-electric dam that will flood their home village of Bui.

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We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about the faculty and the seven different social sciences disciplines that examine all aspects of our society and the world we live in.

Whether you are a prospective student, one of our alumni, one of our supporters, or you just want to know more about us, I look forward to the opportunity one day to meet you and to welcome you as a member of our community. —Peter Keller, Dean