A message from Lauren Matheson, the GSS representative on the Dean of Social Sciences Search Committee:

Hello fellow graduate students,


I am serving on the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences Search Committee as the Graduate Student Representative. The top three candidates have been selected and will be participating in virtual site visits over the coming weeks.


During the virtual site visits, the three short-listed Candidates have been asked to do a public presentation on the following question:


Building on existing strengths within the Faculty of Social Sciences, please articulate your vision for leading the Faculty of Social Sciences through both short- and long-term challenges, disruption and opportunities over the next five years. How will you gather support to implement existing priorities and new initiatives? 


There will also be opportunities for students to meet the candidates and ask them questions! This is an important opportunity for students to have their voices heard. Please consider attending one of these student meetings or emailing me (laurenmatheson@uvic.ca) with your questions for the candidates (if you will be unable to make it or if you feel more comfortable having someone else ask your question). Make sure to email me with feedback on the candidate if you attend the student meetings or public presentations. I would love as much feedback as possible from students to take back to the committee. The virtual student meetings have been scheduled for the following dates and times:


Candidate A: Thursday, October 8, 2020

4:00-4:30 pm

Zoom Details: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/97829763534?pwd=M1d2U1Jhd0FSdG5vMms5Q3Z1a1E1Zz09

Meeting ID: 978 2976 3534

Password: 822501


Candidate B: Thursday, October 15, 2020

12:00-12:30 pm

Zoom Details: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/91037243740?pwd=bEo2TkZIblRVR2w3bVhUTUVmcGM4dz09

Meeting ID: 910 3724 3740

Password: 066609


Candidate C: Thursday October 29, 2020

4:00-4:30 pm

Zoom Details: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/92863510612?pwd=NnJFWjhYUnovSm5kZy9DbElvSVFkUT09

Meeting ID: 928 6351 0612

Password: 906389


The virtual presentations have been scheduled for the following dates and times:


Candidate A:  

Thursday, October 8, 2020

1:00pm to 2:00pm 

 Zoom Details: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/94255155025?pwd=ejRwOCtyZ0o5RFI4OE1hL284L2t0dz09

Meeting ID: 942 5515 5025

Password: 615554


Candidate B:  

Thursday, October 15, 2020

9:00am to 10:00am 

Zoom Details: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/91004771378?pwd=SFdnTVJRTkJlOG1WUHArdGdUOHNHUT09

Meeting ID: 910 0477 1378

Password: 515123


Candidate C:  

Thursday October 29, 2020

1:00pm to 2:00pm 

Zoom Details: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/92788763019?pwd=eFluSHhkOXpkaUtLVjZWMnlNaTAzQT09

Meeting ID: 927 8876 3019

Password: 028702


The presentations will be recorded and uploaded to the Academic leadership opportunities site for those who are unable to attend in person. You will also find the finalized position profile, as well as CVs and feedback forms for each candidate uploaded a few days prior to each scheduled virtual site visit, please note you will need to log in with your NetLink ID. 


The policy and procedures for the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences role may be viewed at https://www.uvic.ca/universitysecretary/assets/docs/policies/GV0450.pdf.  


You are also welcome to make your views known to me via email, as your representative on the Committee. I will provide this feedback to the Committee during our deliberations. All regular faculty members will have an opportunity to vote by secret ballot on the acceptability of the candidate.​


Thank you once again for your time and input.



Lauren Matheson

Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences Search Committee

Graduate Student Representative


Email: laurenmatheson@uvic.ca