Indigenous curriculum with Ye'yumnuts

As part of the Ye'yumnuts project initiated by Cowichan Tribes, anthropologist Brian Thom (centre) and students partnered with Elders, school district staff and others to commemorate the sacred site and develop school resources.

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Cecilia Benoit

Fellowship to help sex workers become advocates

The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation has awarded UVic sociologist Cecilia Benoit a fellowship to fund her work across Canada empowering sex workers to become social justice advocates

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whale shark

Whale shark tourism and international research

Whale shark tourism and the challenges of international research: tourists swimming with a provisioned whale shark in Oslob, Philippines. Photo: LAMAVE



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