Master's degree in Indigenous Language Revitalization

MILR students waiting to be traditionally recognized for their accomplishments.

MILR students celebrating outside the First Peoples House.

MILR student after convocation.

Language Revitalization students at convocation.

MILR student after convocation.

The Master’s degree in Indigenous Language Revitalization (MILR) is the only one of its kind in Canada. It's offered jointly through UVic's Faculties of Humanities and Education.

Graduates from our program are making an impact by:

  • leading language revitalization efforts in Indigenous communities, and
  • supporting post-secondary programs in the revitalization, recovery and maintenance of Indigenous languages.

The MILR is offered as an MA (with thesis) or MEd (with major project and comprehensive exam). The Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Language Revitalization is an early exit option available in consultation with the Department Chair and Graduate Advisor.