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UVic launches world’s first Indigenous law degree

The new law program is restoring the worlds “lawscape”—the way people relate to each other, the land, and non-human life forms to build communities of Indigenous legal practice locally, nationally and internationally.
Photo: Tsawout ethnobotanist John-Bradley Williams teaching at the W̱SÁNEĆ law field school. (Mike Morash/UVic)

World's first Indigenous law degree
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On Sept, 28, wear an orange shirt, attend the panel discussion and come together in the spirit of hope and reconciliation to honour those whose families and communities have been impacted by the residential school system.

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UVic student wins World Rowing Championships Gold

Vikes rower and UVic science major Caileigh Filmer (left) became a world champion on Sept. 15. She and team mate Hillary Janssens won gold in the women’s pair rowing, defeating reigning world champions and world best time holders, New Zealand.

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Hands-on learning in Peru

Walking along the foothills of the northern Peruvian Amazon, 14 UVic environmental studies students embarked on a learning experience that wove together ecology, economy and spirituality.

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Simon Park at Tesla

Bike assist powers student into Tesla co-op

Simon Park is the most recent of 44 UVic co-op students to have landed an internship with Tesla. Park is the 21-year-old inventor of the Caboost, which converts any bicycle into an e-bike simply by attaching a small electric bike trailer that provides an electrical assist when needed.

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Butterfield, Kluge and Stockwell

Trio elected fellows of Royal Society of Canada

UVic faculty members Benjamin Butterfield, Eike-Henner Kluge and Tim Stockwell received the country's highest academic honour—they've been elected fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

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UVic acknowledges with respect…

We acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

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