Faculty of Social Sciences

Stuart MacDonald

Psychologist charter member of new national 'college' by Royal Society of Canada

Psychologist, Stuart MacDonald, studies how we age mentally - thought, reason and memory - looking for early indicators for decline and diseases such as Alzheimer's. MacDonald has been elected into the Royal Society of Canada's newly formed Collge of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

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Stz'uminus First Nation elder Ray Harris

Indigenous mapping of lands, waters, resources and knowledge

From Aug. 25 to 28, over 100 people will come together at UVic to share experiences with Indigenous mapping and learn new Google Earth tools. (Above: Stz'uminus First Nation elder Ray Harris has mentored youth in working with the UVic-led mapping project.) Photo: Chad Hipolito.

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Shawn Cure

Anthropology students at the Royal BC Museum

The new Vikings exhibit is providing an opportunity for UVic anthropology students like Shawn Curé, shown here with his Hnefatafl board game, to gain knowledge of Viking culture and share in community education.

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photo credit: Guillame Mazille/Raincoast

Genetics confirm Indigenous knowledge about coastal wolves

Coastal wolves disagree on diet, splitting the species says a study co-authored by UVic geography professor Dr.Chris Darimont.

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Richard Buchan

Planning on a smaller scale pays off big for grad

Living, studying and completing co-op work terms in Port Hardy, Campbell River, and North Cowichan gave Geog/ES grad, Richard Buchan, great opportunities for hands-on learning  in community planning.

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James Tully

UVic names top researchers for 2014

Political scientist James Tully is one of four recipients of a 2014 Craigdarroch Research Award, which honours outstanding research and creative endeavours at UVic.

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Be the change

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.

On Sept.2, 2014 we spoke to over 500 new Social Sciences students - read the full New Student Orientation presentation here or find it under "news".

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