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Faculty & staff

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


UVic app part of dementia prevention program

June 27, 2022

Researchers at the University of Victoria are playing a key role in an innovative online program that was recently launched by Canada’s largest dementia research initiative, the Canadian...

5,000 year old Indigenous fisheries data show impact of warming climate

June 1, 2022

A new study--using historical fisheries data from two Indigenous archaeological sites on the BC west coast--show the impact of a warming climate on fish types. Fish fragments unearthed from the...

New 3-D tool a first to predict the size of coastal shell middens

May 25, 2022

Coastal shell middens are a common kind of archaeological site found along shorelines worldwide that show historical human and animal activity. In a new study, UVic anthropology PhD candidate,...

Can personality traits point to risk of dementia?

May 5, 2022

Personality traits may determine a person’s vulnerability to dementia later in life, according to new research by UVic alumna (PhD) Tomiko Yoneda, recently published in...

BC Carbon Tax - is it working?

April 21, 2022

Q & A  interview with environmental economist, Felix Pretis. Felix Pretis, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, authored a paper on the first assessment of whether the...

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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 2022/2023!


Paola Beneras, assistant teaching professor, health, labour and development economics.

Colette Salemi, assistant professor, natural resource economics, development economics.

Tao Wang, assistant professor, econometrics.

Environmental Studies

Gerald Singh, assistant professor and Ocean Nexus Chair of Global Change and Sustainable Development.


Noemie Boulanger-Lapointe, assistant professor, geospatial approaches to natural resource management.

Sophie Norris, assistant professor, physical geography and geomorphology.

Political Science

Sarah Sharma, assistant professor, International political economy.


Tarek Amer, assistant professor, cognitive psychology.

Emily Haigh, associate professor.

Jill Robinson, assistant teaching professor, clinical psychology. (starts Sept. 2022)

Jordana Wynn, assistant professor, cognitive psychology.


Athena Madan, assistant professor, sociology of health.

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.

Other research supports

We offer many other research supports, such as access to Google Scholar, through our Faculty Connect site .

Awards & honours

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

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Learning & teaching resources

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