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Indigenous alum

Woman standing in a forest.

We offer a number of resources and host events for Indigenous alum.

Indigenous Alum Community

Join UVic Chancellor and Honourary Chair of the Indigenous Alum Community, the Honourable Dr. Marion Buller (LLB ’86, BA ’75) in this community led by Indigenous alums and students, for Indigenous alums and students. Joining the community ensures you receive email updates on events and activities of the Indigenous Alum Community. 

Join the community here if you are an Indigenous alum or student.

UVic’s Indigenous Plan

Xʷkʷənəŋ istəl | W̱ȻENEṈISTEL | Helping to Move Each Other Forward

UVic's Indigenous Plan 2023 represents an essential foundation for UVic’s future, alongside UVic’s new Strategic Plan and other institutional plans. This plan weaves together our shared responsibilities to the local Nations, Indigenous students, staff and faculty through local laws and philosophies.

Indigenous Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

Each year, as part of the Distinguished Alumni Awards, UVic recognizes the contributions of alumni to Indigenous communities, which have improved outcomes for Indigenous people and contributed to Truth and Reconciliation.

Meet this year’s recipients

Indigenous events

Indigenous Alum Community events and other events on Indigenous-related topics hosted by UVic are open to alums. Whether you’re looking to attend lectures, workshops, conferences or celebrations, you’re invited!

News & stories

Open New Student Welcome

New Student Welcome

This September, start the year off in a good way at the New Student Welcome to campus.

Open Learning from lands and waters

Learning from lands and waters

Andrew Ambers, who graduates this June with a degree in Indigenous Studies and political science, has combined his interests, research, heritage and thought-provoking perspectives on waterways to...

Open Celebrating World Oceans Day 2023

Celebrating World Oceans Day 2023

For 60 years, multiple experiences of UVic students and researchers across disciplines have been shaped by the ocean. From a campus that’s a few short steps from coastline, our engagement with the...

Open A new threat to kelp health

A new threat to kelp health

A very small creature is threatening the health of BC’s giant kelp forests: bryozoans. They’re tiny white coral-like crustaceans that attach themselves to kelp, reducing reproduction and overall...

More Indigenous news

Hiring Indigenous students & alums

Whether you’re looking to hire an Indigenous student or graduate, there are great resources available through UVic’s Cooperative Education and Career Services. Connect with the Indigenous co-op and career coordinator and consider posting job and volunteer positions to the UVic job board.