Community stories

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Finding self, reclaiming space through Indigenous social work

November 1, 2018

Corrina Sparrow wanted more out of her post-secondary education experience. While she was excited for the learning, she yearned for something she believed post-secondary education could help her develop: a historic understanding and a stronger sense of Indigenous identity. She found what she was looking for largely through UVic's School of Social Work.

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Peru field school experience teaches ecology, economy and spirituality

September 5, 2018

Walking along the foothills of the northern Peruvian Amazon, 14 UVic environmental studies students—along with instructors Ana Maria Peredo and Kate Turner and mentors Murdith McLean and Frederique Apffel-Marglin—embarked on a unique learning experience this spring that wove together ecology, economy and spirituality in an Indigenous setting.

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Feedback sought on new student housing designs

August 24, 2018

Design concepts are taking shape for UVic’s two newest student housing buildings, targeted for construction beginning in 2020. Open houses were held on campus in June to solicit input on early concept designs for the buildings and connected outdoor areas. Additional open houses will be held in November to share the final proposed building and landscape designs prior to making submissions for municipal approvals.

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