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Economics is 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.

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From small class sizes to hands-on and international learning, learn why you should study economics at UVic.

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Open Royal Society of Canada 2023

Royal Society of Canada 2023

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is celebrating 10 University of Victoria researchers—the most ever at one time—with the country’s highest academic honour.

Open Women in Economics Graduate Scholarship

Women in Economics Graduate Scholarship

Lamya Islam moved from Bangladesh to Canada with her husband this past fall to pursue her master's degree in economics at UVic. She is now the first recipient of the Women in Economics Graduate Scholarship...

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New study on charitable sector

The Victoria Foundation released new research on Nov. 27 about the economic and social impact of registered charities in our region. The new study, conducted by three UVic researchers, reveals that...

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We acknowledge and respect the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Esquimalt) Peoples on whose territory the university stands, and the Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.