Why economics at UVic?
The reasons for studying economics are as varied as its applications. The study of economics provides a strong entry point for a wide range of careers, perhaps more than any other area of study.
Many of our students have gone on to careers in accounting, financial services and other branches of business. Others have gone on to pursue post-graduate professional programs such as law, an MBA, risk analysis or operations research. Still others have gone on to graduate school in economics, leading to careers as professional economists working in both the public and private sector, or to careers in academia.
Economics at UVic offers a range of alternatives that are intended to meet the diverse interests and aptitudes of our students. These range from general interest non-specialist courses to highly specialized courses and programs.
We also offer our students a vibrant student/faculty community. The Economics Course Union sponsors numerous social events and operates the ECU Tutor Centre. The Tutor Centre is staffed by third and fourth year students who volunteer their time to help first and second year students, and is the largest program of students helping students on campus. Our departmental soccer team, Real Economics, brings students and faculty together and helps to promote a healthy lifestyle balance.
We schedule events for students to inform them about opportunities for: employment; international exchanges and opportunities to study abroad; graduate studies at UVic, elsewhere in Canada and around the world; and much more.
- 2013-05-22 - Lecture/Seminar - Brown Bag Seminar - Dan Vo
- 2013-05-29 - Lecture/Seminar - Brown Bag Seminar - Daniel Rondeau
- View all events on the UVic Economics calendar