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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.


Coastal marine ecosystems benefit from diverse management

September 20, 2023

(photo credit: © WCS | Tom Vierus. Western Province, Solomon Islands) ●Protected areas are a known cornerstone of biodiversity conservation – nearly 200...

What is Transformative Climate Action?

August 31, 2023

School of Environmental Studies professor Kara Shaw, whose teaching and research focus on the social and political dynamics of climate change, is the Director of the new Certificate in...

Supply chain transparency not enough for ethical chocolate

August 25, 2023

(Photo: cacao pods, credit: Alexandre Brondino) New research shows transparency in the ethical chocolate trade is falling short of making transformative change to sustainable global food...

New course explores the value of community engaged learning

August 22, 2023

Photo: Jess Willows (L) and Nigel Mantou Lou (R) The psychology of immigration course takes place outside the classroom in a community setting where students engage with newcomers about their lived...

Anthropology field school in Cordova Bay

July 28, 2023

A five week long field school in Cordova Bay has received local and national media attention for the discoveries at Agate Beach, a popular picnic spot among locals and dog walkers, and now a...

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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.

Support for instructors

Learning & teaching resources