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New Course! Harm Reduction: Principles & Practice

UVic Schools of Nursing and Social Work launch new course for Winter 2024 Harm Reduction: Principles & Practice Winter 2024 Mondays 16:00 to 18:00 (online) NURS 680 A1 or SOCW 580 A1 Harm reduction is a dynamic and pragmatic response to injustice. As an underpinning philosophy of care and evidence-informed approach to practice and policy, harm reduction aims to promote wellness while minimizing the risk for harm generated by oppressive systems. “Harm Reduction: Principles and Practice” provides foundational knowledge and skills to undergraduate and graduate students in the history, evidence, and practice of harm reduction related to substance use and health. Contact Kristen Elder for more information at: nurscoord@uvic.ca

New Course! NURS 680: Indigenous Health Nursing Approaches to Wellness

Are you a nurse considering graduate nursing education? Are you interested in Indigenous Health Nursing and Indigenous wellness? NURS 680 is a seminar where students are provided with opportunities to connect with and be mentored by Indigenous healers, helpers and health professionals in a process of critical reflexive and transformative learning.

Celebration on Jan 25th for Dr. Kelli Stajduhar

UVic Nursing Professor Kelli Stajduhar was recently named a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair on Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging and Community Health and inducted into the Royal Society of Canada. Join us at 3:00pm January 25th for refreshments, remarks from the UVic Community and a presentation by Dr. Stajduhar: "Lessons from a 30+ year career in Palliative and End of Life Care" Location: Michele Pujol Room, UVic Students Union Building RSVP By Jan 16 by email to nursomgr@uvic.ca

Is Unitary Caring Science the Mature Foundation for the Discipline of Nursing? A Conversation with Dr. Jean Watson

Please join us for this Informal, in-person event. Registration is not required. Date/Time: August 11th, 2022 2 pm Pacific Time Location: HSD Building, 3rd Floor Staff Lounge Contact: Dr. Marcia Hills mhills@uvic.ca

Jessie Mantle (1932-2021) fondly remembered by UVic School of Nursing Community

Jessie Mantle RN, MN, Post-graduate studies in Gerontological Nursing, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Described as one of the nursing superstars of her generation, Jessie Mantle is fondly remembered by the UVic School of Nursing community. Her colleagues, many of whom were her former students, recall her significant contributions to practice, education and mentorship over her forty year career. Jessie remained a passionate advocate for the nursing profession and engaged with our faculty until her final days. Prior to her passing, she established the Jessie Mantle Fellowship in Nursing.

202201 Winter Session – Second Call for Expression of Interest for Term Sessional Lecturers

The School of Nursing at the University of Victoria invites expressions of interest from individuals interested in sessional instruction specifically for courses offered in the upcoming Winter term (202201 January – April 2022). Appointments offered will commence January 1, 2022 to April 30, 2022. Note: course availability and offers are subject to change.

CEiNHC at UVic School of Nursing now a JBI Centre of Excellence

The Centre for Evidence-Informed Nursing and Healthcare (CEiNHC) at the University of Victoria, School of Nursing is pleased to announce that we are now a Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Centre of Excellence. The centre began as an affiliated group in 2016 with a focus on evidence synthesis and providing peer reviews of submitted JBI protocols and reports. We began offering the comprehensive JBI training program in 2019. With this new designation, CEiNHC aims to increase production of reviews and seek out new ways to engage with the nursing community to become the hub for evidence where practising nurses and other professionals can turn to find latest evidence to support their practice.

We are delighted and grateful for the new Elta Brown and Peggy Mika Nursing Scholarship

The newest School of Nursing scholarship is inspired by the long friendship and nursing leadership of Elta Brown and Peggy Mika. The Elta Brown and Peggy Mika scholarship will be awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in the School of Nursing who have demonstrated potential to provide leadership within a community or professional role.

Nancy Wright UVic Scholarship in the School of Nursing

A devoted RN, instructor and foundational member of the BC Nurse Practitioner’s Assn, Nancy Wright was part of BC’s nursing family for 30+ years providing primary care to people who struggled with mental health and substance use. Nancy passed away suddenly last year and in her memory husband Jason Easton, family and friends created a UVic Master’s of Nursing and Nurse Practitioner award to assist students in financial need.

School of Nursing and College Partners’ faculty presenting at CASN Canadian Nursing Virtual Education Conference May 3-5th, 2021

The UVic School of Nursing and College Partners’ faculty will be presenting at this year’s CASN Canadian Nursing Virtual Education Conference. The conference will take place from May 3-5, 2021 with this year’s theme being “Responding to the Complexity of Nursing Education and Practice”.

New online course offering: NURA 519—Leadership for Health Systems

The NURA 519 course is an elective nursing graduate course. This course is open to undergraduate students*, graduate students, and working professionals who are interested in health leadership or interested in pursuing a graduate degree in nursing. *undergraduate students must be in their final year and meet the specific guidelines listed in the Registration by Undergraduates in Graduate Courses policy.

The rise of the Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Adair, Nurse Practitioner (NP) and UVic graduate with the class of 2019, now works as a Primary Care Provider at the West Shore Primary Care Centre in Colwood. Her first day was January 6, 2020, marking the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Having invested eleven years of education and work experience to prepare for this role – a four year undergraduate degree completed at UVic, a one year critical care specialty program with BCIT, a two year master’s program with UVic, plus working as an RN in the Emergency Department at the Royal Jubilee Hospital for four years – Adair not only feels ready, she can’t wait to take on full responsibility.

School of nursing hosts Judy Darcy, Canada's first Minister of Mental Health and Addictions

Judy Darcy, B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, joined student nurses and faculty with UVic’s School of Nursing to share an announcement on campus April 4, 2018 to advance the scope of practice for all Nurse Practitioners in the province to prescribe therapies for those with opioid addiction.

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Mars, Mois de la Francophonie

Le Département de français et d'études francophones de l'Université de Victoria est fier de souligner encore une fois cette année le mois de la francophonie avec plusieurs événements.

Plus d'informations à venir, rester à l'affût!


The Department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Victoria is proud to once again mark Francophonie Month this year with several events.

More information to come, stay tuned!

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Mustard Seed & Multifaith Centre Food Share Program

This foodshare program provides food for UVic students through the Multifaith Centre.

Skills Series Workshop: Negative Thinking

Join this 90-minute workshop to learn quick and effective strategies to manage your negative thoughts. The Skill Series Workshops focus on a number of challenges students often face. Mix and matchworkshops to meet your specific concerns.

With Sheahan Letondre(counsellor)

Self Care: Finding Balance

Join this workshop to learn eight areas of self-care to attain a healthy life balance. These areas are physical, emotional, intellectual, contextual, spiritual, sensory, nutritional andinteractional. Wendy will teach a Self Mandala concept to understand where you may need to focus your attention in order to be more balanced.

Market your Exchange: Workshop

Have you been on Exchange, or an international work/study opportunity? Are you looking for ways to include your experience in your job search?