Dr. John Volpe - Research Excellence Award
Dr. Volpe receives the 2013 Social Sciences Research Excellence Award.
Dr. James Rowe - opinion piece on the upcoming BC election.
Click here to read the article in The Tyee.
Dr. Kara Shaw co-authored an opinion piece on needed changes to environmental regulation.
Click here to read the article in the Vancouver Sun.
Grad School Information Session
Wednesday, March 27, 1:00 - 2:00, room B255 in the Social Sciences and Math Building (B-Wing). Refreshments provided! Contact email@example.com for more information.
Seminar Series - Dr. Peter Stephenson
The School of Environmental Studies Seminar Series is joining forces with IdeaFest to bring you: Dr. Peter Stephenson, Director of the School of Environmental Studies.
Talk title: New Lands & New Lives: climate change and reclamation – an example from the Netherlands
Where: SSM B255
When: Wednesday March 13th, 2013
Click here for poster.
Best poster winner - Sarah McArthur!
Honours student Sarah McArthur won the prize for best poster at the Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference in Bamfield the weekend of March 2 & 3. Her poster title was "A four year study of terrestrial breeding bird populations in Yoho and Kootenay National Parks". Sarah works with Professor Brian Starzomski.
Sarah in the field.
ES 470 Biodiversity and Conservation of Coastal BC
Offered June 12 - July 5, 2013 and taught out of the Hakai Beach Institute. Registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26. More information on the course can be found by clicking here.
Alumni Who Have Made a Difference
Two members of the Environmental Studies teaching team (Brenda Beckwith and Nancy Turner) and one alumna (Ashli Akins) are featured in the list of 50 ‘Alumni Who Have Made a Difference’. Their contributions to UVic will be celebrated from 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Empress Hotel – all welcome. Click here to register for this event. Registration DEADLINE: February 1st.
Wednesday January 30th: Noon – 1pm, SSM B255
Dr. Brenda Parlee presents When the caribou do not come... Click here for more information.
Join MSFHR’s trainee team for a crash course in applying for training support
Click here for more information.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES STUDENT ASSOCIATION (ESSA) MEETING
Jan 24th, 4:30 PM, SSM B247
Drop by to share ideas on potential projects, events and other ways for ES students to get involved in sustainability on campus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Click here for poster and more information.
Environmental Studies & Geography Field School Night
When: Tuesday, January 15, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Where Cornett A129. Refreshements Provided! Click here for poster to see dates of all upcoming field schools.
Seminar Series Lecture Winter 2013 dates
January 16, 30, February 13, 27, March 13, 27. Wednesdays, Noon-1:00 p.m., SSM Building, Room B255. Bring your lunch and be entertained! Click here for poster.
More data needed in natural-gas debate
Times Colonist article by Kara Shaw and Ben Parfitt. Click here to read.
ES 405 Climate, Energy & Politics - Service Learning projects in Victoria News
Click here to read about student projects!
ES 441 / ER 411 Advanced principles and concepts in ecological restoration
This is a condensed course running February 18-22, 2013 on Galiano Island. Additional costs are being kept low, but anticipate up to $350 for accommodations, food, and transportation. Bursaries may be available. ES 441 CRN is 23010; ER 411 CNR is 23320. Click here for more information.
Five Years Into The Crisis: What Lies Ahead?
Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7 p.m., Social Sciences & Mathematics Buildings, A-Wing, Room A120, University of Victoria. Admission is free of charge and open to the public. Click here for more details.
Ecological Restoration Information Night - Nov. 2, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Social Sciences & Math Bldg., Room A104.
The Ecological Restoration Information Night is this Friday, November 2 from 6-9pm in SSM A104. The night is an chance for local restoration organizations to come to UVic and present to students about their projects and show volunteer opportunities for students in the environmental restoration field. There's a chance to talk to presenters afterwards.Contact email@example.com for more information
ES 580 The Political Ecology of Transformation - Spring 2013
New graduate course being offered January - April 2013. CRN 23903, Instructor Kara Shaw. Click here for course description.
Academic Lecture - Dry. Gary Nabhan
Dr. Gary Nabhan is presenting an academic lecture on Wednesday, October 10, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the University Club, Wild Rose Room. Topic Title: Landscape-level pollinator recovery, food-chaing restoration and citizen science.
Public Lecture - Dr. Gary Nabhan
Dr. Gary Nabhan public lecture, Wright Centre, A104 on Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Topic Title: Regional Heritage Foods and Climate Change: The Scrambling of Terroir and its Implications for First Nations Food Security. Click here for poster.
50th Anniversary Festival, Friday to Saturday, September 28-29, 2012 on UVic Campus.
The School of Environmental Studies will be celebrating its history as part of the Passport to Social Sciences event scheduled Saturday 12 noon to 4 p.m., in the Social Sciences and Math Building, B-Wing, Room 247 (Common Room). Please drop by!
Hannah Roessler research blog
New film resource helps local farmers share what they know. Filming in the fields on Vancouver Island.
SOSC 300 Working in the Community: lessons in engagement
Fall 2012 – Tuesdays and Fridays 2:30-4:20 (class meets less frequently in the middle section of the term, when students are working with a community organization)
Spring 2013 - Wednesday and Thursday, 2:30-4:20 (class meets less frequently in the middle section of the term, when students are working with a community organization)
For more course information, click here.
Archived news ...
IdeaFest: Passport to the Social Sciences- March 5 to March 9 - Enter to WIN $500 grand prize
Unit head offices are as follows: ANTH (COR B228), ECON (BEC 360), ES (SSM B243), GEOG (SSM B203), POLI (SSM A316), PSYC (COR A236) and SOC (COR A333).
GAPI Benchmarking Report
New Study Puts Eco-labels to the Test! Click here for media release.
Also visit Seafood Ecology Research Group (SERG) to learn more Aquaculture Standards Benchmarking Initiative.
PhD Studentship in High-elevation and Coastal Biodiversity and Climate Change
The School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) has an opening for a PhD student to join a collaborative team
studying the interior and high-elevation biodiversity of sites in the Great Bear Rainforest and the Coast Range of British Columbia. The successful PhD student
will be supervised by Brian Starzomski, in the School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria.
Application information available here.
Post-doctoral Associate in High-elevation and Coastal Biodiversity and Climate Change
The School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) is searching for a post-doctoral associate to join a collaborative team studying the interior and high-elevation biodiversity of sites in the Great Bear Rainforest and the Coast Range of British Columbia. The successful post-doc will be supervised by Brian Starzomski, in the School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria.
Application information available here.
The Redfish School of Change
The Redfish School of Change runsfrom May 16 to June 23, 2012. Draft Itineray available.
Graduate Fellowship in Energy Politics
This fellowship will support a student working with Dr. Karena Shaw on a research project examining conflicts over energy infrastructure projects in BC, with a particular focus on shale gas development and run of river hydroelectricity. The research requires a background in environmental politics and governance, public engagement in decision making, climate change mitigation policy, and/or the political ecology of energy systems.
The fellowship would provide two years of support for a student pursuing a Master’s degree in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. For more information or to apply for the fellowship, please contact Dr. Shaw directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leigh Joseph, Masters student
Getting back to her roots! Native rice root plant the focus of Squamish Nation member's Masters studies.
Dr. Peter Stephenson, Featured author, UVic Bookstore
Dr. Stephenson’s research focuses on the experience of people who are members of highly vulnerable and/or isolated groups; such as refugees, the very old, migrants and people who are very ill, or in anguish. Click here for more about Dr. Stephenson's publications.
Sara Spencer Award 2011 recipient
Five graduate students in the Social Sciences have been awarded research grants totalling $6,200 from the Sara Spencer Endowment. The awards, adjudicated by the Graduate Advisors of departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences, are designed to support applied research that focuses on Victoria’s Capital Regional District. The 2011 recipient for Environmental Studies is: Thiago Gomes, Environmental Studies, “Restoring the Gardens At K’djis, Chatham Islands” ($2,000).
Rising Stars: 2011 Social Sciences UG award reception
Congratulations to all the Social Sciences Undergraduate award recipients. Over 30 ENVI students were awarded scholarships. A reception in honour of their achievements was held at the University Club.
Victoria Seafood Audit Website Launch - December 2, 2010
The Victoria Seafood Audit Project aims to provide the citizens of Victoria with the knowledge of where their local grocers and favorite restaurants stand amongst the debate of seafood sustainability. http://www.web.uvic.ca/~serg/vsfaudit/
The Global Aquaculture Performance Index (GAPI) is a tool developed by the Seafood Ecology Research Group in the School of Environmental Studies designed to empower seafood industry leaders and policy makers to make informed decisions about the environmental costs and benefits of farmed marine finfish. www.gapi.ca
Dr. Nancy Turner
Interview -Deconstructing Dinner
Faculty of Social Sciences on YouTube and Facebook
The Faculty of Social Sciences now has a presence on Facebook: search for University of Victoria - Faculty of Social Sciences. You'll need a login to access it, but you're certainly welcome to visit. The YouTube channel is open to everyone; no login required!
Mountain Legacy Project website launches
We are proud to announce the launch of the website for the Mountain Legacy Project.
Environmental Studies mentioned in The Ring
Three recent articles in The Ring mention the impact of the School of Environmental Studies.
- Read about a past student now on the Sustainability Advisory Committee.
- Read about a past student and her passion for community involvement.
- Dr. Kara Shaw is recognized for her outstanding talent, dedication and creativity in teaching.
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