Indigenous perspective

See how UVic students Tami Schiefelbein and Jackson McDermott connected with the Australian Aboriginal community on their Indigenous exchange.

Learn about the Wollotuka Institute

Our past, present and future

The Lkwungen Elders of this area share with us teachings of "New’ews sn ʔeyʔ šweleqwəns" ("bring in your good feelings") and "Nəc̄əʔ māt gwens čey'i" ("work together"). In this spirit, we invite you to consider these teachings as you explore the next step on your educational journey.

UVic is building and strengthening respectful relationships with Indigenous communities on Vancouver Island, across Canada and around the world, encouraging Indigenous students to come to UVic and succeed on whatever pathway they choose. At the same time, we are committed to providing educational opportunities that redress the historical and continued barriers that Indigenous peoples have faced in pursuing post-secondary education.

At UVic, you will be able to:

  • explore Indigenous history, language and culture through dynamic learning experiences
  • make a vital impact on issues that matter to Indigenous peoples and the communities in which they live
  • experience an extraordinary environment where Indigenous values are respected and supported.

Our Indigenous-focused programs and courses are constantly evolving, providing every UVic student with opportunities to learn about contemporary issues and historical contexts, and to participate in community-based and other experiential learning opportunities. We also offer a comprehensive range of services for Indigenous students and a number of scholarships and bursaries.

Academic opportunities

Services & support