College of Social Sciences and Humanities


College of Social Sciences and Humanities

We build the university of tomorrow.

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities combines strengths in arts, business, education and law to expand the boundaries of knowledge and understanding of ourselves and our society and to lead research and teaching that fosters a creative, equitable, inclusive, just and democratic society, with opportunity and well-being for all.

Office of Education

Learn more about the Office of Education which provides leadership and guidance for shared student services, coordinated student advising, academic integrity processes, and administrative work related to experiential and work-integrated learning.

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Office of Research

Learn more about the Office of Research which drives the college's institutional research strategy and highlights college-relevant initiatives and research impact.

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College Dean & VICE PROVOST

Joseph Doucet

Joseph Doucet is the interim college dean and vice provost of the University of Alberta’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities, which brings together the combined strength of the faculties of arts, business, education, and law. It represents a total of 500 faculty members and 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

A respected academic, Joe has held faculty and visiting appointments at Université Laval, the University of Florida, and Université Montpellier (France); he earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Joe started with the University of Alberta as an associate professor with the Alberta School of Business in 2000, was named the Enbridge Professor of Energy Policy in 2005, and led the school as dean from 2013 to 2021.

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Dean Doucet