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Indigenous studies major joins the team at the First Peoples’ Cultural Council

July 16, 2018 - Ring

UVic Indigenous studies student Kevin Perkins is wrapping up three co-op work terms with a First Nations-run Crown Corporation that supports the revitalization of Indigenous languages, culture and heritage in BC. He’s also part of the cohort of students who pushed UVic’s co-op and career program past 85,000 co-op term placements since 1976.

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Rethinking culture

July 12, 2018 - News

Hector Vazquez Cordoba, a PhD student in the Faculty of Education, came to UVic in response to a calling he felt to enhance music education in schools throughout Mexico. Now an accomplished violinist and tenured member of the Orquesta Universitaria de Música Popular in Xalapa, Hector wanted to bring classical music to young people in small communities.

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Remarkable Lives

July 12, 2018 - News

One in seven Canadians lives with a disability. The Remarkable Lives project, funded by the Victoria Foundation, set out to better understand the challenges faced by people with disabilities and their families in Greater Victoria.

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Evolution of community-university engagement at UVic

July 10, 2018 - Ring

Community-university engagement is one of the core values at UVic and one of the top six priorities identified in UVic's Strategic Framework for 2018-23. In order to promote more effective interactions with communities and partners, the decision has been made to transition from the Office of Community-University Engagement to a new institutional approach as part of the evolution of community-university engagement at UVic.

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