New Department of Indigenous Education!

Indigenous Education has been growing in the Faculty of Education since 1999. The first initiative began with the inception of an External Advisory Board made up of members of the local nations and other education partners. The original Co-Chairs, Janice Simcoe Director of Eyē? Sqã’lewen of Camosun College and Nella Nelson of Aboriginal Education, School District 61, still lead us today, and our vision for the future. This year, one of our strategic goals have been realized of becoming a Department of Indigenous Education in the Faculty of Education, a first for UVic. The proposal was passed unanimously through our Faculty in January 2017, and also passed at UVic Senate in April and finally the Board of Governors in May. We look forward to this ground breaking endeavor unfolding over the coming year and thank everyone in the Faculty of Education, and at UVic, for their support in this long process!