Research that has vital impact

Melanie Clapham

Melanie Clapham, geography post-doc fellow, sets up a camera trap to record individual grizzly bears for research and monitoring. Photo: Moira Le Patourel

Theone Paterson and Brianna Turner

UVic social sciences researchers are working with global partners to understand the mental health impacts of COVID-19. Psychologist, Theone Paterson (left) and psychologist, BriannaTurner. Photo: UVic Photo Services


Dylan Hillis, anthropology honours student, preparing collagen samples from ancient dog bones at the UBC museum of Anthropology. Photo: Eric Guiry

Nowell in the field

New research by a team led by April Nowell reveals surprisingly sophisticated adaptations by our Stone Age ancestors, thousands of years before Homo sapiens first evolved. Image: Nowell in Jordan Photo: Michael Bisson.

Our 128 research faculty engage in internationally recognized research that creates ground-breaking knowledge, improves and enriches lives, and addresses the world's greatest challenges. Our reputation and outstanding research facilities attract graduate students passionate about health-related topics, archaeology, social justice, international relations, climate, oceans and coastal environments.

$22+ million research funding

Over the past three years our researchers attracted more than $22 million from external funding partners.

400 graduate students

Our graduate students collaborate with world-renowned researchers on critial topics for publication in top journals, such as Nature, Science and American Psychologist.

Award winning faculty

Social Sciences researchers have received significant national awards, including the Order of Canada, Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars and the Trudeau Fellowship.

Meet our researchers

Discover the passion and commitment of our faculty with UVic Research videos from the Faces of UVic Research -Social Sciences playlist on YouTube.