Pro-D Event for High School Teachers

The UVic History Department will be hosting a Professional Development day for Social Studies teachers on Friday February 20th titled “Special Topics in History: An Enrichment Opportunity for Social Studies Teachers”

This year the Department of History has partnered with the Division of Continuing Studies.

New this year!  Based on the feedback we received after last year’s event we have made the sessions longer to allow for more discussion.


9:15 - 9:45 - Sign in/orientation with refreshments

10:00 - 11:15 - Session 1

Choose one of these three topics:

  • History is not Propaganda, but Propaganda is History with Dr. Mariel Grant
  • Louis Riel and the Legitimacy of Métis Self-Determination with Dr. Christine O’Bonsawin

11:30 - 12:30 – Plenary

Landscapes of Injustice: The Displacement and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians during World War II with Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross

12:30 - 1:30 – Lunch – There are many food outlets available on campus, or bring your own.

1:45 - 3:00 - Session 2

Choose one of these three topics:

  • Conflict in Syria and Iraq: The Complex Historical Roots of Multi-Sided Proxy Wars with Dr. Andrew Wender
  • Five Myths about Canada's Colonial Era: Teaching the History of Indigenous-Settler Relations with Dr. Peter Cook

Cost for the day is $35

Register online or by phone.

Register Online 

Register by phone at: 250-472-4747

You will be asked to choose the sessions you would like to attend when you register.

Questions?  Please call or email us at (250) 472-4507 or