photo credit: Amy Hartzenberg 2011

New app for BC central coastal species

A new app developed by UVic researchers to identify over 700 species in the Great Bear Rainforest will help deepen our appreciation of the biodiversity along BC's central coast. (photo credit: Amy Hartzenberg)

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David Atkinson

Weather watchers

A UVic geographer helps northern residents prepare for the impact of Arctic storms. "I look for the link between weather events and people and then provide solutions that help them conduct their way of life."

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nancy turner

2016 Canada Prize in the Social Sciences - ethnobotantist Dr. Nancy Turner

UVic ethnobotanist and Hakai Research Chair in Ethnoecology Nancy Turner is the 2016 Canada Prize in the Social Sciences winner for her book Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge: Ethnobotany and Ecology Wisdom of Indigenous People of North Western America.

 

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Grey whale

Subsea glider peers into secret lives of BC whales

A UVic-led mission that will deepen our knowledge of rare and threatened baleen whales and help protect them from ship strikes is underway off Flores Island in Clayoquot Sound, north of Tofino, B.C.

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geography course

Changing coasts, mapped by kites and balloons

As part of their hands-on learning course, undergraduate geography students were introduced to balloon mapping to measure beach change and coastal erosion at Cadboro Beach.

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student

Galiano Island field school breathes new life into learning

“The highlight of the field school for me was the hands-on learning and knowing that the project we worked on was being used for actual research for ongoing projects.” (course: ES 441, School of Environmental Studies)

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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.

  • If you're curious about the world around you, there's a social science you can master.
  • If sustainability strikes you as important, there's a research project you can create.
  • If you like contributing to communities, there are opportunities to study and work in the most remote corners of the world.
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