Ring-tailed lemurs resting in a rare Allaudia procera tree at the Berenty Private Reserve, southern Madagascar. Photo: Lisa Gould, 2007.

Is the ring-tailed lemur going the way of the dodo?

An alarming decline of the ring-tailed lemur throughout Madagascar has researchers, such as, UVIc anthropologist and primatologist Lisa Gould, calling for quick action before this iconic primate goes extinct. Photo: Lisa Gould, 2007.

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Qwisun Yoon-Potkins walking across campus with another student

Discover your edge

Our faculty offers a range of options that let you study what you're most passionate about. Sociology student Qwisun Yoon-Potkins (right) is using her Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award to examine the experiences of older immigrants.

Become a student
John Murray in Jordan

Research that makes a vital impact

Our students and faculty do research around the world. Like graduate student John Murray, who participated in an archeological dig in Amman, Jordan.

Our research
Sepideh Heydari in a psychology lab

Careers in social sciences

Our programs prepare you for a meaningful career. Sepideh Heydari is a psychology PhD student interested in the underlying mechanisms of memory, decision making, cognitive control and vision.

Career possibilities

Hands-on learning

Take your learning outside of the classroom with one of our many field school opportunities.

Field schools
Student in front of the BC Legislature Buildings

Complement your studies with co-op

Alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant experience like working at the BC Legislature.

Co-operative education
Sadaf Mirza on the UVic campus

Our grads do great things

Sadaf Mirza is the Chief Economist and Executive Director of Economic Forecasting and Analysis for the BC Government—a career she began as a co-op student.

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Be the change

The world is interconnected and we think learning should be too. Through one of our seven different social sciences disciplines, examine all aspects of our society and the world we live in.

  • If you're curious about the world around you, there's a research project you can create.
  • If you're passionate about an issue, we'll help you make an impact.
  • If you like contributing to communities, there are opportunities to work with local people here or in the most remote corners of the world.

At UVic's Faculty of Social Sciences, you'll get a dynamic, hands-on education that takes advantage of our extraordinary academic environment and makes a difference in the lives of our students and the world.

Find your edge in UVic's Faculty of Social Sciences