Welcome to our newest Faculty members!

The Humanities welcomes two new members to the Faculty this January: Jennifer Sauter will be the new Assistant to the Chair to support Germanic and Slavic Studies, while Mick Scow will hold an Assistant Teaching Professor position within the department of Indigenous Studies.

Charlotte Schallié, chair of Germanic and Slavic Studies, and Lisa Kahaleole Hall, director of Indigenous Studies, extend a warm welcome to their new colleages. 

Mick Scow

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"Uy’skweyul! My name is Mick Scow and I am from the Kwakwaka’wakw and Snuneymuxw nations, representing the Scow and Good families, respectively. My partner and I have been raising our three children on their coastal homelands, informing my research and teaching, which focus on decolonizing research methodologies and masculinities, with an emphasis on understanding and revitalizing coastal Indigenous parenting and fatherhood. I am so joyed and honoured to be able to teach in Indigenous Studies, with its commitment to decolonial and land-based learning, as a part-time instructor and to continue to be a part of the UVic community, which has connected our family with so many strong, Indigenous leaders in both academia and community alike. Hy’ch’ka!"


Jennifer Sauter

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“I’m an alumna and have worked at UVic for 2 years, primarily in Human Resources as an HR Coordinator supporting Employment Services. I’m excited to be the new Assistant to the Chair to support Germanic and Slavic Studies during this wild academic year, as there is so much to learn and so many opportunities for growing the department! I’m also happy to learn more about German culture, as that is my family background, and it is a great way to connect with my roots!”


*Note: This article was edited on Oct 2022 at the request of one of the featured faculty members*