Welcome to our newest faculty members!

The Humanities welcomes three new faculty members this January: Jennifer Sauter will be the new Assistant to the Chair to support Germanic and Slavic Studies, while Erynne M. Gilpin and Mick Scow will split 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.

Hall explains the nature of the newly-created shared position in Indigenous Studies:

“The Indigenous Studies program is extremely happy to bring Mick Scow and Erynne Gilpin into long term teaching positions with the aid of the Faculty of Humanities and the new Faculty Association collective agreement supporting the hire of UVic’s Indigenous Ph.D.s. Scow and Gilpin are beloved and well-respected sessional lecturers teaching the introductory courses that are the foundation of the popular IS major and minor. We are thrilled to stabilize their continuing  presence in the program and to develop new opportunities for the future. As of January 1, they will be splitting an Assistant Teaching Professor position, enabling Gilpin to continue her SHRCC postdoctoral fellowship and Scow to continue his work on Indigenous fatherhood in research and practice.”

Erynne Gilpin

Erynne Gilpin portrait
“Good day everyone! My name is Erynne Gilpin and I am a mixed Cree Métis, Filipina and Celtic Post-Doctoral community researcher committed to Land-based wellness, birth-work and place-based knowledge mobilization. I’m passionate about anti-oppressive education pedagogues, radical community-led climate justice and Land-based futurisms. Currently based in both Canada and Brazil, I’m thrilled to join the IS team as a part-time instructor. I am honoured to join a community dedicated to decolonial education that centres and supports Indigenous leadership and governance.” 



Mick Scow

Mick Scow photo
"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

Jennifer Sauter photo
“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!”