Research centres

Faculty of Social Sciences faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows are affiliated with the following research centres at the University of Victoria:

Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (formerly the Centre for Addictions Research of BC) - dedicated to the study of substance use and addiction in support of community-wide efforts to promote health and reduce harm.

Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives - conducts and facilitates research on policy issues related to the Asia-Pacific region.

Centre for Global Studiescommitted to fostering reflection on the complex array of social forces associated with an increasingly interconnected world characterized by new forms of economic activity, artistic production, politics, media, nationalism, ethnicity, spirituality and community that increasingly transcend local, national and regional boundaries.

Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagementdedicated to expanding wellbeing by building on strengths of Indigenous peoples, and welcome you to join us in sharing ideas, resources, and projects.

Centre for Studies in Religion and Society - dedicated to the scholarly study of religion in relation to all aspects of human society, from law and politics to family and culture to history, the sciences and the arts. We have no affiliation with any religion and no religious agenda.

Centre for Youth & Societypromotes promote research and action that contributes to the well-being of youth from diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds, across developmental transitions, and in evolving societal circumstances.

Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH) - conducts and supports aging-related research in its many forms, including quantitative, qualitative, longitudinal, experimental and intervention research that is relevant and supportive of the needs of an aging community.

Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) - charts feasible paths to sustainable energy.

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) - partners with governments, the private sector, other researchers and civil society, in order to undertake research on, monitor, and assess the potential impacts of climate change and to assess, develop and promote viable mitigation and adaptation options to better inform climate change policies and actions.

Please visit department websites and faculty members' profiles to learn more about our participation in many other research centres around the world.