Skip to main content

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 newsletter

Subscribe to the Faculty of Social Sciences research newsletter

Researchers in the Faculty of Social Sciences are exploring some of the most important issues in our world today – and we are so excited to share their findings with you!

Whether it is in scientific journals, the classroom, or out in the community, we want to share the discoveries of our students and faculty members with you, in our quarterly research newsletter. 

We hope you will subscribe to our new newsletter and learn about the latest faculty and student research in anthropology, economics, environmental studies, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.

If you have comments or questions about our research newsletter, please contact our Social Sciences Communications Officer.

The University of Victoria is committed to treating personal information in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the university’s privacy policy. The collection of personal information by the university is in accordance with section 26 of the FIPPA and the University Act. The university uses the personal information for the purposes of providing educational and related services. For a detailed listing of the collection purposes see Schedule A, Procedures for the Management of Personal Information. Should you have any questions concerning your personal information, please contact the access and privacy office at .