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Research that has vital impact

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.

Researcher Leigh Joseph shares her knowledge of plants during community workshops.

Our reputation and outstanding research facilities attract graduate students who are 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. 

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. 

Research plan

The Faculty of Social Sciences Research Plan guides us as we make a vital impact globally and locally. It describe our main research themes and innovative approaches to conducting research within the faculty. It details current and future research activities, with a global and local focus. It also includes a summary of research accomplishments that highlights published work and external funding for research.

If you have comments or questions about our Research Plan, please contact the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.