News & events

Ken Josephson receives Social Sciences Excellence award

Geography's Ken Josephson was recently celebrated at the Faculty of Social Sciences Excellence Awards for his work with connecting communities. He received the 2017 Meritorious Staff Contributions Award for his "enthusiasm, resourcefulness, and passionate commitment to the department and the Vancouver Island community."

Coffee cup sustainability: Geography student encourages alternative options

For a UVic Sustainability Project campaign, filmmmaker and geography student Levi Hildebrand took part in a video stunt that involved having dirty coffee cups dumped on him, with the aim of drawing attention to the number of paper coffee cups that are used on campus. CBC News interviewed Hildebrand and reported that the video has been viewed tens of thousands of times on several social media sites. Read the full article at CBC News.

Why men trophy hunt: 'Showing off' and the psychology of shame

Dr. Chris Darimont co-authored an opinion piece published today in the peer-reviewed journal Biology Letters that suggests modern-day trophy hunting is actually status-seeking behaviour that can be traced back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Los Angeles Times and the Huffington Post have picked up the story so far. Read the full articles at Los Angeles Times and Huffington Post.