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Faculty & staff

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


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March 28, 2023

No question that getting support and assistance on campus is crucial to a positive educational experience. A student survey at UVic found that challenges associated with self-advocacy are one of...

Geographer receives Diversity & Inclusion Award

March 7, 2023

Each year, the American Association of Geographers (AAG) celebrates exemplary geographers who advance their field in meaningful ways. The recipient of this year’s AAG Diversity and...

Congratulations, Rising Stars 2023

March 2, 2023

On March 1st, the Faculty of Social Sciences recognized the excellent academic performance of all third and fourth year undergraduate scholarship recipients. Highlights included speeches from...

Small temperature rise can cause large scale migration

A 1°C temperature increase can cause a tenfold increase in displaced people, according to new research led by a collaborative team from the University of Victoria and the...

Q & A: co-op student, Bharath Ramesh, post-award research officer

February 9, 2023

Q & A with Bharath Ramesh, SOSC post-award research officer and co-op student. Please explain briefly, what is the role of SOSC post-awards officer? The SOSC post-award research officer helps...

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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