Student in the library

Discover your edge in economics

Economics at UVic offers a range of options that let you study what you're most passionate about.

Undergraduate studies
Students studying on a grassy spot on campus

A vibrant community of graduate students

Explore essential issues and build your skills with a committed group of students and faculty.

Graduate studies
Nigel Figueirdo in the workplace

Complement your studies with co-op

Alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience like Nigel Figueirdo, who is completing a co-op placement with AbeBooks in Victoria.

Co-op education

A dynamic research environment

Our seminar series brings in speakers from all over the world to share their research with faculty and students. Dr. Eckhard Janeba of Mannheim University presented his work on fiscal competition and public debt.

Our research
Sadaf Mirza

Careers in economics

UVic economics graduate Sadaf Mirza is the Chief Economist & Executive Director of Economic Forecasting and Analysis for the BC Government.

Career possibilities
Group photo of faculty and staff of the Economics department, 2017

Department of Economics faculty & staff

We are fortunate to have such a passionate and dedicated group of faculty and staff.

Our department
UVic students Divyansh K. and Kelechi M. standing by their posters that won VKURA
Governor's Challenge Team Photo

Bank of Canada Governor's Challenge

Congratulations! The Department’s team has been selected for the final round of the Bank of Canada’s policy competition, the Governor’s Challenge, in Ottawa.

Governor's Challenge Team

Economics: more than numbers

Economics is about more than numbers—it's about finding the story behind those numbers. 

It’s a way of thinking and a set of powerful quantitative and analytic tools that help you understand the impact of the decisions we make every day.

We focus on essential issues like poverty, climate change, housing markets, financial crises, immigration, health care, and much more. Our faculty are exploring topics such as doping in sports, ticket sales and resale markets, and the intergenerational impacts of residential schools.

Territory acknowledgment
We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen 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 Department of Economics

Seminar series

Instructor delivering a seminar

Our engaging and interactive seminar series features faculty, visiting speakers and grad students presenting their current research.