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Dynamic learning in action at IPS

Breandan McGhee and Heather Jenkins

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS)

For more than 20 years, the Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) has strengthened the voice of Indigenous communities and fostered a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives and culture. The local not-for-profit provides education and professional development opportunities to Indigenous communities, and cultivates successful partnerships between these communities and other stakeholder groups.

This summer, IPS welcomed two new team members: University of Victoria co-operative education (co-op) students Breandan McGhee (English) and Heather Jenkins (writing)—together, they’re developing a suite of educational materials that will promote best practices for those working with Indigenous peoples.

“Breandon and Heather are shooting and editing videos, interviewing community members, taking photographs and writing the content for this new material,” says Kelly Legge, Program Development Specialist at IPS. “They are contributing to our collective work in a meaningful way.”

Breandan and Heather are just two of many UVic co-op students making a difference to communities in the Greater Victoria area and beyond.

Photo credit: UVic Photo Services

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