Working with communities

Landscapes of Injustice

The Landscapes of Injustice project is dedicated to recovering and grappling with a shameful period in Canada's past, the mass internment and dispossession of Japanese Canadians during the 1940s.

Translation of the original Douglas Treaties

The history department was involved, along with the Songhees First Nation and law faculty, in the first-ever translation of the original Douglas Treaties, also known as the Vancouver Island or Fort Victoria treaties, into the local Indigenous languages Lekwungen and SENĆOŦEN.

Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins

Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins's linguistics research focuses primarily on Salish languages, and much of her work as a linguist has been as an ally supporting language revitalization efforts in several Salish communities. "Language is at the core of who we are and how we identify ourselves," she says. "It’s so central to who we are as human beings.”

The Faculty of Humanities is committed to research that extends beyond our campus, reaching out into communities to make positive change. Many of our research projects contribute to community success and involve relationships and partnershps between community groups and members, as well as UVic faculty and students. Scroll through some of our research projects, highlighted above.