About the Master's of Indigenous Language Revitalization program

The MILR program is the only one of its kind in Canada. The program is delivered in partnership with the Department of Linguistics, and students can exit with a graduate certificate after four courses and/or ladder into the master’s degree program.

The program is delivered in a cohort model (every two years). The next anticipated intake is 2024. 

Program Information

For more information please see the 2024 MILR flyer

Program goals

  • To develop skills for successful language projects in community & leadership in recovery, revitalization and maintenance of Indigenous languages.
  • To recognize & accredit expertise that exists.
  • To develop language scholars to support post-secondary instruction in maintenance of Indigenous languages and culture.
  • To increase language capacity in BC Indigenous communities by meeting the needs of language and culture revitalization teachers and researchers.
  • To be accessible to learners who cannot leave their communities for more than a few weeks at a time.

Admissions and more information

If you are interested in applying, please visit our admissions page or contact the Graduate Secretary/Programs Assistant for more information at or 250-721-7824.