Two-Spirit artist Kent Monkman

Moving Trans History Forward conference, March 22-25

Global gathering and world-renowned artist move trans history forward. Two-Spirit artist Kent Monkman, a celebrated Canadian of Cree and Irish ancestry, is a keynote speaker at MTHF2018.

southern resident killer whale

Research studies impact of noise on BC killer whales

The impact of underwater noise caused by human activity is an increasing concern for the 76 endangered southern resident killer whales around Vancouver Island. Photo: Valerie Shore/Shorelines Photography.

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grizzly bears

What counts in wildlife and politics

Wildlife population sizes, trends and associated policies reported by some governments—including BC's former provincial government—lack supporting evidence. “We coined the term, ‘political populations,’ because such exaggerations likely serve political interests," says lead author Chris Darimont, a UVic conservation scientist and science director at Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

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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

Hands-on learning

Take your learning outside of the classroom with one of our many field school opportunities.

Field schools
Student in front of the BC Legislature Buildings

Complement your studies with co-op

Alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant experience like working at the BC Legislature.

Co-operative education
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. Through one of 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 academic environment and makes a difference in the lives of our students and the world.

Find your edge in UVic's Faculty of Social Sciences