Faculty and staff

Staff and faculty with Social Sciences' umbrellas.
Staff and faculty from the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Welcome! New faculty hires for 2020/2021:

Environmental Studies: Sarah Hunt, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Political Ecology, May 1, 2020

Psychology: Natasha Wawrykow, Assistant Teaching Professor, July 1, 2020, Indigenous clinical psychology

Sociology: Anelyse Weiler, Assistant Professor, July 1, 2020, ecology, global issues and social movements

Katelin Albert, Assistant Professor, July 1, 2020, sociology of health

Midori Ogasawara, Assistant Professor, Jan 1, 2021, sociology of crime and law


The Faculty of Social Sciences is a dynamic and multi-faceted community of people. We have over 145 regular faculty members, over 200 additional adjunct, emeritus and sessional faculty, and approximately 45 support employees. Additional support for the faculty is available across other parts of campus.

We thrive in a culture based on excellent teaching and world-class scholarship, innovation and professional practice. As well, we are committed to diversity serving a student population that hales from the breadth of our province and country, and countries around the world.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is the largest faculty at UVic. Visit our department websites to learn more about our faculty members.

Department Location Chair
Anthropology COR B228
Economics BEC 360
Environmental Studies DTB B243
Geography DTB B203
Political Science DTB A316
Psychology COR A236
Sociology COR A333