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President's Chair Awarded to Dr. Onowa McIvor

The Department of Indigenous Education is very pleased that Dr. Onowa McIvor was unanimously recommended for appointment as President’s Chair. The position began on August 1, 2020 and will be held for the next 5 years until 2025. The President’s Chair Award recognizes and celebrates UVic’s most outstanding faculty. The selection committee said, “It is clear that Dr. McIvor is a remarkable scholar with a track record for excellence, and she has already contributed immensely to UVic in a culturally-grounded and imporant way. Her appointment as President’s Chair will further her nationally recognized and critical research, teaching and community-university engagement initiatives in support of UVic’s Strategic Framework, especially with respect to Indigenous education, language revitalization, and reconciliation.” Congratulations Onowa on this prestigious position!

In Memoriam: T’łat’laḵuł Trish Rosborough

It is with very heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of T’łat’laḵuł Trish Rosborough on August 15, 2019. Dr. Rosborough from the Kwakiutl First Nation was an Associate Professor in Indigenous Education passionate about bringing Indigenous language revitalization to the communities and was herself a learner of Kwak’wala. Her contributions will continue to impact Indigenous education well into the future.