Research Themes

The Faculty of Social Sciences represents a place of excellence in knowledge creation, research and training. Driven by both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, research at the Faculty is rich, innovative and varied, contributing to the depth of understanding and breadth of discussions on a variety of issues nationally and internationally. And whether fundamental, theoretical, applied or action-oriented, this research is generated by our renowned expertise, ultimately culminating in applications designed to influence individual communities and the betterment of society.

We have identified five research themes which collectively represent a large proportion of the research undertaken in the Faculty of Social Sciences:

Within each theme, there are a variety of sub-themes reflecting the research strengths of the nine academic units of the faculty. Layered under each sub-theme are a few of the specific research projects of our professors and graduate students. Grouping research around five major themes allows us to present what we do in the Faculty of Social Sciences without the confines of disciplinary boundaries. They speak to the importance of our contributions in a variety of fields.

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