Faculty of Social Sciences

Olaf Niemann

Research chair sheds light on Earth's surface

UVic geographer Olaf Niemann, an international leader in remote sensing technology, is the newly appointed BC Leadership Chair in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. It is the first and only research program in this field in Canada.

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photo credit: UVic photo services

Outspoken conservationist wins BC award

University of Victoria wildlife expert Dr. Chris Darimont - a research pioneer on BC's coastal wolves and bears, and a passionate advocate for science-based conservation policy - is this year's winner of the Distinguished Academics Early in Career award from the Confederation of University Faculty Associations.

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Michael Asch

Expert and author on rethinking treaties

Michael Asch, political anthropologist, received the 2015 Canada Prize in Social Sciences for his book, "On Being Here: Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in Canada."

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Navarana Smith

Environmental Studies/Biology student receives national award

Navarana Smith (biology and environmental studies) has been named as one of 10 Canadian undergraduates to win a 2015 3M National Student Fellowship, celebrating outstanding student leadership.

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Dr. Trisalyn Nelson

BikeMaps.org spins success across the globe

Geography professor Trisalyn Nelson holds one of the 500 BikeMaps.org water bottles recently given away to cyclists in the CRD.

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Lisa Hoplock

Saying "I do" to a PhD in marriage proposals

PhD student Lisa Hoplock is delving into the psychology behind successful and failed marriage proposals.

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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. —Catherine Krull, Dean