National Centre for Indigenous Laws & Fraser building renovations

The new National Centre for Indigenous Laws (NCIL) at UVic will be a dynamic place to share Indigenous legal traditions. It will also be home to the Faculty of Law’s JD/JID Program - the first law program in the world to combine the study of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous laws.

Construction timeline:

  • August - December 2022: library renovations (CAPI offices) & room 158. The library will remain open.
  • October - December 2022: underground utilities construction.
  • November 2022 - August 2024:
    • Superstructure: February - June 2023
    • Exterior complete: February 2024
    • Interior & landscaping complete: June 2024
    • Occupancy: August 2024
  • Summer 2023: Classroom wing and student lounge closed for renovations. There will be no classes in the Fraser building during this time. 

Additional information:

  • For regular updates on construction and other project milestones, please visit the campus planning website.
  • For more details about the new National Centre for Indigenous Laws, please visit the NCIL project website.
  • For the latest architectural renderings, please use this link and scroll down to “architectural designs'
  • For feedback and questions, email: