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About Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences is a dynamic and multi-faceted community of people. We have over 140 regular faculty members, over 200 additional adjunct, emeritus and sessional faculty, and approximately 30 support employees. Our student community includes roughly 400 graduate students and over 4500 undergraduate students.

We thrive in a culture based on excellent teaching and world-class scholarship, innovation and professional practice. We are committed to diversity. Our student population comes from BC, across Canada and from countries around the world.

Our mission

Our mission is to:

  • provide responsive and accessible undergraduate and graduate education of the highest quality
  • provide nationally and internationally acclaimed research and scholarship that advances insight and innovation, and informs policy and practice
  • contribute to community.

Our vision

We’re fostering well-being, social justice and sustainability locally, nationally, and globally.

We make valuable contributions to theoretical and applied knowledge, collaborative scholarship and transformative learning.

Our Indigenous plan guides us as we decolonize and indigenize our programs, spaces and practices.

Our meaningful partnerships harness our inherent interdisciplinary nature.

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