Faculty of Social Sciences

Ideafest event

The brain and technology: who's driving whom?

Three mini talks (7 - 12 minutes) on technologies and the brain: Kyle Mathewson (cognitive neuroscientist), Kimberly Kerns (clinical neuropsychologist), Jim Tanaka (cognitive neuropsychologist) will explore a variety of topics related to their resesearch about the brain.

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Dr. Trisalyn Nelson

BikeMaps.org spins success across the globe

Geography professor Trisalyn Nelson holds one of the 500 BikeMaps.org water bottles recently given away to cyclists in the CRD.

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Lisa Hoplock

Saying "I do" to a PhD in marriage proposals

PhD student Lisa Hoplock is delving into the psychology behind successful and failed marriage proposals.

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Makenzie Zouboules

Arctic youth program awarded million-dollar prize

UVic political science and writing student Makenzie Zoublouls had front-row seats at the Arctic Inspiration Award ceremony, as the first peer leader for the FOXY sexual health participatory research project. (photo credit:Fred Cattroll/ArcticNet)

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Catherine Orr

Rain garden makes a splash for local school

Thanks to Environmental Studies master's student, Catherine Orr, a new rainwater system and rain garden are now working, entertaining and educating at a local school.

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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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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.

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