Sarah Hunt, Canada Research Chair

Sarah Hunt / Tłaliłila’ogwa, a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, is a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Political Ecology in UVic’s School of Environmental Studies, a prestigious professor position given to Canada’s best and brightest scholars.

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Credit: Nardella Photography

Indigenous leader joins UVic Libraries

Ry Moran, an Indigenous leader who guided the creation of a national archive that includes thousands of stories from residential school survivors, is appointed as the inaugural associate university librarian – reconciliation at UVic. He graduated from UVic in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and history. Credit: Nardella Photography

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Photo by Bill Eager. Syilx/Okanagan Nation Territory

How does BC sound during the COVID-19 pandemic?

What does the world sound like with less traffic on the road and fewer people gathering together? Two anthropologists were inspired to find out. (Photo by Bill Eager)

The Great Indoors

Change begins at the Edge

Chris Darimont’s Applied Conservation Science Lab in the Department of Geography, fuses evidence from local Indigenous knowledge and ecology to support decisions by Indigenous governments about important land and ocean resources. The research team’s passion for wildlife, places and communities contributes to meaningful change on BC’s coast and beyond. 

Find your Edge
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.

The Ring
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
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. 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.

Territory acknowledgment
We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Find your edge in UVic's Faculty of Social Sciences