Faculty of Social Sciences
Political Science grad reflects on family, Croatia and UVic
The Croatian War of Independence (1991-1995) shaped and steered a lot of Christina Ljubic's path toward a master's degree in political science. "My family is very proud," she says of her family in Toronto and Croatia. "They are all excited to read my thesis on the war."
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.
Funding for research, scholarships and bursaries As the Faculty of Social Sciences' development officer, Barb Roberts works behind the scenes connecting with individuals, businesses, government agencies and foundations all in an effort to promote and secure funding for UVic's amazing students and researchers.
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.
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.
Exploring different cultures and sharing knowledge Hjalmer Wenstob went to Ghana as a First Nations research apprentice under the mentorship of geography professor Dr. Phil Dearden. Wenstob, a member of the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation, was interested in learning about eco-tourism and community-based conservation practices in other parts of the world.
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