Royal Society of Canada elects UVic researchers

Four University of Victoria researchers in the fields of social sciences and humanities have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), a 137-year old council of distinguished scholars and leaders recognized with the country’s highest academic honour. 

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Google features UVic project in latest launch

An initiative led by anthropologist Brian Thom and Indigenous languages teacher yutustanaat Mandy Jones (Snuneymuxw First Nation) is a highlight of a new Google Earth Voyager story featuring 55 Indigenous languages in 27 countries.

Google indigenous languages project

Gold standard psychotherapies challenged

Psychologists rely on a “gold standard” of clinical treatments for a wide range of conditions but a new paper led by University of Victoria social psychologist John Sakaluk and University of Kansas clinical psychologist Alexander Williams, calls into question some of the statistics that support these psychotherapies.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Find your edge in UVic's Faculty of Social Sciences