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UVic's first Indigenous plan

The plan sets out ambitious goals and clear accountability to increase educational opportunities and success for Indigenous students and further develop education, research, outreach and engagement initiatives with an Indigenous focus.

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UVic researcher Stephanie Willerth in a lab

New federal funding for vital research

Federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan took time for a run with a rocket parachute while mingling with members of UVic's Women in Science Club and the UVic Rocketry Club during her campus visit on Sept. 8 to announce $9.5 million in NSERC funding for 48 UVic researchers.

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Napoleon, Baum and Loppie on the UVic campus

Scholars named to "rising star" national college

Three UVic researchers known for their passion and commitment to some of the most significant issues facing the country and the planet have been named to the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

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Graphic design of the 2017 orange shirt

Orange Shirt Day

From Sept. 26-30, staff, students and faculty are invited to mark Orange Shirt Day at a variety of events, including film screenings, panel discussions and an exhibition of artwork by residential school survivors.

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Watch the game, support United Way

The 2017 UVic United Way Campaign will kick off at a special Vikes Nation men’s basketball event in the CARSA Performance Gym on Friday, Sept. 29 from 5–6:30 p.m. and 7–8:30 p.m. Come and support the campaign and the Vikes!  Free entry for staff and faculty.

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Help shape UVic's new strategic plan

From Sept. 18-Oct. 8, share your thoughts about the future direction of UVic using the Thoughtexchange online interactive forum.

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Chancellor Shelagh Rogers

Meet the chancellor

Drop in for cake, popcorn, tea, coffee and conversation near the Petch Fountain on Sept. 26 to celebrate the reappointment of Chancellor Shelagh Rogers for a second three-year term as the ceremonial head of the university.

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Michael Lines with bookbinding tools

Day in the Life: Michael Lines

Michael Lines has a passion for the history of the book. That's why, in addition to his role at UVic Libraries as a learning and research librarian, he leads bookbinding workshops for younger students.

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Important campus notices

Statement from President Cassels on UVic response to offensive social media post

On Saturday, Sept. 16, the university was made aware of an offensive, racist posting on social media that targeted Indigenous people. The post appeared to involve members of the campus community. We began looking into the incident that same afternoon.

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Meet the Chancellor

Drop in for cake, tea, coffee and conversation at the tent near the Petch Fountain, outside the library on Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. to celebrate the reappointment of Chancellor Shelagh Rogers for a second three-year term (Jan. 2018 –Dec. 2020) as the ceremonial head of the university. Brief remarks begin at 3:20 p.m.

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Help shape UVic's new strategic plan with Thoughtexchange

The first phase of the UVic community consultation process to shape the new strategic plan will take place from Sept. 18–Oct. 8, using the Thoughtexchange online interactive forum. This process is easy, confidential and anonymous. Whether you're a student, faculty, staff, alumni, retiree or community member, you're invited to share your thoughts about the future direction of UVic. Check your email for an invitation from Thoughtexchange to participate, beginning Sept. 18.

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New fund established to support Elder engagement

The university has established the Learning from Each Other fund to provide meaningful engagement with Elders and opportunities for learning Indigenous ways of knowing to students, faculty and staff. The fund will support events and activities such as faculty seminars, classroom visits, Elder honorariums and/or meetings off campus with community groups or local First Nations communities. Donations are invited for the fund.

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Orange Shirt Day

From Sept. 26-30, faculty, staff and students are invited to mark Orange Shirt Day at a variety of events, including film screenings, panel discussions and an exhibition of artwork by residential school survivors. Orange Shirt Day (this year on Sept. 30) has become an annual opportunity to honour the Indigenous peoples whose families and communities have been impacted by the residential school system, to continue the discussion about all aspects of residential schools and to support anti-racism and anti-bullying work.

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