Psychology faculty, students, and staff recently visited the First Peoples House to learn more about the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous peoples in Canada

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Discover your edge in psychology

Psychology at UVic offers a range of degree options and program streams that let you study what you're most passionate about — from social psychology to cognitive neuroscience.

Undergraduate studies
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Graduate research that makes an impact

Our graduate programs place a strong emphasis on research. With more than 50 labs and a community-based Psychology Clinic, you'll find a home for your ideas and your questions.

Graduate studies
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Careers in psychology

As a student, Rebekah Erikson was a peer helper with UVic Counselling Services. She now helps coordinate the Student Mental Health Leadership program at UVic's Office of Student Life.

Career possibilities
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Internationally recognized researchers

Faculty members like Bonnie Leadbeater, who studies bullying and youth health, are making a significant contribution to research that changes lives.

Our research
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Bring your learning to life

Nicole Mandyk's work-term at Mary's Farm and Sanctuary was the perfect blend of counselling and outreach, bringing her classroom education in psychology and Indigenous studies to life.

Co-op education

Chair’s message to students taking psychology courses for the fall term:

Instructors have been encouraged to be as flexible and supportive of students as they reasonably can be as we all return to on-campus courses this fall. Instructors cannot go against official university policies (e.g., they do not have the power to extend the Add deadline) but they will do what they can. Students whose travel plans have been disrupted by the pandemic such that they cannot attend the first week or two of classes should email the instructors of courses in which they are registered or waitlisted shortly in advance of the beginning of the semester to learn what aspects of the course they can access remotely and how to do so.

Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:00pm. We look forward to serving you in person!

UVic Psychology seeking two new faculty members (Indigenous Mental Health Research Chair and Assistant Teaching Professor in Clinical Psychology

Understanding the human experience

Psychology studies behaviour and mental processes. It addresses fascinating questions about the human experience.

Our students contribute to our vibrant research community. They assist in research laboratories and work closely with faculty on experiments.

With us, you'll get hands-on experience and work on important issues that matter to our society.