Community-University Engagement

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2017 CEL Grant recipients announced

The 2017 Community-Engaged Learning Grant recipients from left: Dr. John Lutz (history),  Dr. Karena Shaw (environmental studies), Deborah Curran (Environmental Law Centre), Dr. Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier (anthropology) and Dr. Bruce Ravelli (sociology).

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Community-engaged research

A professor of history at UVic since 1997, Dr. John Lutz works closely with Indigenous communities to document Indigenous views of colonial events and to unpack the historical significance of communicative acts, language and events. Lutz was one of two recipients of the 2016 Provost’s Engaged Scholar Award.

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2017 Provost's Engaged Scholar: Dr. Cecilia Benoit

2017 Provost's Engaged Scholar: Dr. Cecilia Benoit

Dr. Cecilia Benoit (left, sociology) joins Jennifer Smart (centre, Peers Health Support Worker) and Peers Victoria Executive Director Dr. Rachel Phillips (right) at Peers Victoria Resources Society to discuss peer-led health and social services for sex workers. Learn more about Dr. Benoit’s research.

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Engagement map

Our interactive engagement map showcases the relationships that UVic fosters with partners around the world through community-university engagement initiatives and projects. 

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What is community-university engagement?

Community-university engagement (CUE) is a term that describes the intentional relationship between a university and its larger community (this can include local as well as national and international community members, organizations, businesses, government, etc.). The goal of these relationships is to build a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources that can contribute to more sustainable, just and healthy communities.

Ways to engage

At UVic, we're committed to working with our community to make a vital impact on issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Check out the links below for ways that you can engage with UVic to make a difference. 

We acknowledge and respect the Lkwungen People on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.