Faculty of Social Sciences

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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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Kevin Davis, project founder

Africa Calling: cast-off phones collected to serve people and planet

A red "London style" phone box is now stationed in the UVic SUB-the first of hopefully many drop off locations for the Africa Calling project.

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Chris Krasowski and the pyranometer atop City Hall

Solar energy mapping in Victoria

Victoria's rooftops are prime sun spots - and through a partnership between the City of Victoria, NSERC and UVic, geography grad student Chris Krasowski is helping to map the best places to install solar panels across the city.

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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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Geography 101A

Can you "Kick the Plastic?"

How about making your own toothpaste or using handmade cloth bags to store food? A group of Geography 101A students got inspired and started their own “Kick the Plastic” project after they watched the movie, “The Green Bin Project.”

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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. —Peter Keller, Dean