Welcome, new and returning students!

Our orientation programs are a great way to start your UVic experience. There's International Student Welcome on Aug. 30, New Student Welcome on Sept. 4, Thunderfest on Sept. 7 and much more.

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Bone health influenced by fetal life and early care

Physical exercise is known to make bones stronger but according to a new study, maternal health and its impact on the pace of a girl’s development can also shape her adult bone strength—with implications for fracture risk later in life. 

New bone health research
John Volpe

From grape to glass

A new study led by ecologist John Volpe has the potential to transform BC's wine industry at a time when climate change is threatening other winemaking regions. (Image: A temperature-and-humidity tracker being used in the study.)

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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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Indigenous curriculum with Ye'yumnuts

As part of the Ye'yumnuts project initiated by Cowichan Tribes, anthropologist Brian Thom (centre) and students partnered with Elders, school district staff and others to commemorate the sacred site and develop school resources.

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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.

Career possibilities

Hands-on learning

Take your learning outside of the classroom with one of our many field school opportunities.

Field schools
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.

Meet our alumni

Be the change

The world is interconnected and we think learning should be too. Through one of 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 academic environment and makes a difference in the lives of our students and the world.

Find your edge in UVic's Faculty of Social Sciences