A time of support, learning & action

We honour the 215 Indigenous children found by the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation at a former residential school in Kamloops, BC.

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Friends-to-lovers pathway

A new UVic study finds two-thirds of people start out as friends before becoming romantically involved. UVic psychologist Danu Stinson, lead author of the study, points out the “friends-first initiator” is often overlooked by researchers.

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Change begins at the Edge

Chris Darimont’s Applied Conservation Science Lab in the Department of Geography, fuses evidence from local Indigenous knowledge and ecology to support decisions by Indigenous governments about important land and ocean resources. The research team’s passion for wildlife, places and communities contributes to meaningful change on BC’s coast and beyond. 

Find your Edge
field school

A coastal field school on Tl'ches

Lekwungen Coast Salish Elders help UVic and Songhees students see the Chatham and Discovery islands through their eyes—superimposing past and present.

The Ring
Sepideh Heydari in a psychology lab

Careers in social sciences

Our programs prepare you for a meaningful career. Sepideh Heydari is a psychology PhD student interested in the underlying mechanisms of memory, decision making, cognitive control and vision.

Career possibilities
Sadaf Mirza on the UVic campus

Our grads do great things

Sadaf Mirza is the Chief Economist and Executive Director of Economic Forecasting and Analysis for the BC Government—a career she began as a co-op student.

Meet our alumni

Be the change

The world is interconnected and we think learning should be too. Our seven different social sciences disciplines examine all aspects of our society and the world we live in.

  • If you're curious about the world around you, there's a research project you can create.
  • If you're passionate about an issue, we'll help you make an impact.
  • If you like contributing to communities, there are opportunities to work with local people here or in the most remote corners of the world.

At UVic's Faculty of Social Sciences, you'll get a dynamic, hands-on education that takes advantage of our extraordinary environment and makes a difference every day.

Territory acknowledgment
We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Find your edge in UVic's Faculty of Social Sciences