Gold standard psychotherapies challenged

Psychologists rely on a “gold standard” of clinical treatments for a wide range of conditions but a new paper led by University of Victoria social psychologist John Sakaluk and University of Kansas clinical psychologist Alexander Williams, calls into question some of the statistics that support these psychotherapies.

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(Left to right) Crystal Tremblay, Samwel Nangiria Taresero, Nalaimuta Oletutayo Makeseni and Mark Leshao Talash at Carcross-Tagish First Nations Cultural Centre during a two-day visit with the Nation. (Credit: Phil Dearden)

From Tanzania to the Yukon

UVic geography faculty and three Maasai from Africa exchanged cultural knowledge and practices with First Nations from the T’souke and Tla-o-qui-aht in BC to the Selkirk and Carcross-Tagish peoples of the Yukon.

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Vishnu Perumthuruthil Suseelan

PhD student joins Year of the Salmon study

UVic geography PhD student Vishnu Perumthuruthil Suseelan spent six weeks on a ship in the Gulf of Alaska as part of the International Year of Salmon study.

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field school

A coastal field school on Tl'ches

Lekwungen Coast Salish Elders help UVic and Songhees students see the Chatham and Discovery islands through their eyes—superimposing past and present.

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Sepideh Heydari in a psychology lab

Careers in social sciences

Our programs prepare you for a meaningful career. Sepideh Heydari is a psychology PhD student interested in the underlying mechanisms of memory, decision making, cognitive control and vision.

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Sadaf Mirza on the UVic campus

Our grads do great things

Sadaf Mirza is the Chief Economist and Executive Director of Economic Forecasting and Analysis for the BC Government—a career she began as a co-op student.

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Be the change

The world is interconnected and we think learning should be too. Our seven different social sciences disciplines examine all aspects of our society and the world we live in.

  • If you're curious about the world around you, there's a research project you can create.
  • If you're passionate about an issue, we'll help you make an impact.
  • If you like contributing to communities, there are opportunities to work with local people here or in the most remote corners of the world.

At UVic's Faculty of Social Sciences, you'll get a dynamic, hands-on education that takes advantage of our extraordinary environment and makes a difference every day.

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