News and events

Sociologist among nation's top gender equity champions

Recognized by Status of Women Canada for her work in gender equality, Dr. Cecilia Benoit has devoted 25 years as a researcher to advancing the social rights of marginalized populations, especially women. On October 18, Benoit and five other women were recognized with the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.

Graduate School Information Session - Wednesday October 19, 2016

The Department of Sociology will be holding a Graduate School Information event on Wednesday October 19th, 2:30 - 3:30pm in Cornett A125. Come along to learn about the benefits of doing a Master’s degree and some of the resources available to graduate students. Information will be provided on the department’s MA program, along with practical advice on how to put together an application for admission. There will also be the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. For more information, please contact the Graduate Advisor, Dr. Steve Garlick, at

Corporate power, fossil capital, climate crisis

This week-long course is open to social science graduate students from across Canada, May 8-12, 2017 at the University of Victoria. This course will be directed by Dr. William Carroll, but will feature presentations, guest lectures and extensive participation from members of the Corporate Mapping Project network, including representatives from environmental, social justice, labour and First Nations groups.

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July courses end

Duration: n/a

August courses begin

Duration: n/a

B.C. Day

Duration: n/a

God is a Scottish Drag Queen: The second coming

Duration: 7:30 p.m.
Location: University Centre Farquhar Auditorium

Mock interview clinic (co-op students)

Duration: TBD
Location: TBD

Co-op and Career Fair

Duration: October 3 & 4, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building

Victoria Symphony's PARKER PLAYS CHOPIN

Duration: 2:30 p.m.
Location: University Centre Farquhar Auditorium