Mayor Dean Fortin
Many Geography alumni, like Dean Fortin (former Mayor of Victoria), go on to become planners, policy makers and leaders in municipal, provincial and national organizations. (photo credit:Brett Reid Photography)

Since the beginnings of the UVic Geography department in the early 1960s, we have seen the graduation of thousands of geography students, going forth into the world and providing a wholesome influence at all levels of society.

Many of our alumni have maintained close relationships with our department, and provide sound mentoring to our undergraduate and graduate students.

Sometimes the ties extend to employment and career opportunities, but in all cases, our current undergraduate students are impressed with the breadth and depth of enthusiasm shown by our alumni - a terrific example of leadership!

Visit UVic's alumni website for more information.

The Department of Geography maintains an email list to let current students and alumni know about departmental activities and news.

Subscribe to this mailing list by clicking UVic-Geog.

Resources for our alumni

As a graduate of Social Sciences at the University of Victoria, you are part of our extended community− a network of over 20,000 graduates in communities around the world. There are many ways to stay connected with that community.

Keep in touch

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Please explore the links below to find ways to stay connected that work for you, online or in person.

Or vist the Alumni Relations website

To find out more, contact Cora LaRussa, Alumni Annual Giving Officer, at

Career resources

Careers Services

Did you know alumni can get career advice, professional development opportunities, and job search assistance through the university's Career Services and through our Young Alumni program?

You can also read about some of our Social Sciences alumni and explore our careers website for ideas on what you can do with a career in Social Sciences.

Stay in the loop

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Alumni events, social media, and publications give you a valuable ongoing connection with the university.

Get involved


Extend your network and develop your professional skills while giving back to UVic.

  • Volunteer with your department, alumni groups, or the alumni board.
  • Speak at a student or alumni event.
  • Offer a co-op placement, career advice or mentoring to a student.
  • Pay it forward by contributing to scholarships or bursaries and support the changemakers of tomorrow.