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At UVic's Faculty of Social Sciences, our seven areas of study examine all aspects of society and the world we live in. You'll get a dynamic, hands-on education that takes advantage of our extraordinary environment and makes a difference every day.

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UVic student Devin Owpaluk holds a camera during his professional communications internship with IACE.

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Open UVic trio part of biodiversity project awarded $24

UVic trio part of biodiversity project awarded $24

Three UVic researchers are part of a project that was awarded $24 million on Wednesday to study an existential topic: the survival of life on Earth.

Open New UVic research chairs

New UVic research chairs

New UVic Canada Research Chairs focus on Indigenous law, renewable energy research, substance use policy and marine fisheries adaptation.

Open Climate disasters displace BC communities

Climate disasters displace BC communities

Growing concern as climate-linked disasters displace British Columbians. UVic PhD candidate Nicole Bates-Eamer is lead author on a report for the Climate Displacement Planning Initiative.

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Kyle Nelson working as an Ecological Monitoring Technician in Waterton Lakes National Park during a co-op term at UVic.

Careers in Social Sciences

More than 30,000 UVic social sciences graduates have amazing careers all over the world. We’ll prepare you for a career in a field you’re passionate about.

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