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Faculty & staff

Current Social Sciences faculty and staff can refer to the SharePoint Online site for additional forms, documents, and resources.


Wave of change

May 21, 2024

Social Sciences grad Lucas Harris pours his passion for surfing and the environment into his current leadership role at Surfrider Foundation Canada. (story originally published by The Torch...

Mountain goats and the costs of living dangerously

April 30, 2024

Snow avalanches transform landscapes and impact alpine species. Mountain goats use steep, exposed terrain to avoid carnivores such as wolves, but new research reveals a significant cost of this...

Economics grad connects extreme weather to insurance rates

April 24, 2024

By Anne MacLaurin As Canada heads into another wildfire season, UVic economics masters student, Matt Marcoux, is looking at the relationship between extreme weather events, climate change and the...

2024 Above and Beyond Awards

April 23, 2024

Congratulations to all of our Above and Beyond Award recipients for Spring 2024! If you would like to nominate a person or team for an Above and Beyond Award, please visit our website. Above...

Visionary leadership

April 8, 2024

(Photo: a beach on Calvert Is., BC central coast. Credit: Tula Foundation) Eric Peterson and Christina Munck, founders of the Tula Foundation, share their commitment to tackling urgent global...

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Social sciences faculty and staff can submit a story idea to the Faculty Communications Officer using the secure form.

New hires

Welcome to our new faculty hires for 2023/2024!


Diana Burnett, assistant professor
Area of expertise: Medical anthropology, cultural anthropology, anthropology of race, anthropology of religion


Justin Wiltshire, assistant professor
Area of expertise: Labour economics, urban/regional economics, applied microeconomics


Faculty & staff postings

At UVic, we combine outstanding scholarship with inspired teaching and community engagement. We’re committed to recruiting, developing and retaining people who help us build a better future.

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Research resources

Research funding

Our faculty is committed to world-class research. We are supported by research funding from a variety of sources that totals close to $10 million annually.

Internal funding  (check eligibility before applying)

UVic internal grants:

External funding  (most common)

International research support

Research proposal deadlines

In order to allow time for application review and approval, your relevant research proposal paperwork must be in the Dean’s Office at least two weeks before the applicable external deadline.

The Dean’s Office needs to see a completed Research Application Summary Form, which the Chair or Director should have already signed, and also a copy of the entire grant application, including the proposed budget.

Awards & honours

The Faculty of Social Sciences celebrates teaching and research excellence at UVic. Please join us in congratulating our award recipients.

Support for instructors

Learning & teaching resources