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NCIED is proud to welcome Kareem Allam to its advisory board.

The University of Victoria’s National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development is proud to welcome Kareem Allam to its advisory board. Kareem Allam is a Partner at Fairview Strategy, a Vancouver based public affairs firm. Kareem has over two decades of public and private sector experience and has developed keen expertise in the urban and rural economies of Western Canada and the critical role Indigenous sovereignty and investment has played in shaping economic growth.

Reconciling Ways of Knowing joins the Victoria Forum on November 12, 2020.

The Virtual Victoria Forum, to be held on November 12, 13 & 19, 2020 focuses on bridging divides in the wake of a global pandemic. Evidence-based conversations will stimulate creative thinking to develop innovative ideas and actionable solutions to contemporary and urgent environmental, economic, and social challenges.

Arthur Mercer, past CEO, Nisga’a Commercial Group, joins NCIED

Arthur, Simoogit Galga, is a hereditary Chief, and past CEO, Nisga’a Commercial Group, and economic development coordinator for the Nisga’a Lisim’s Government. His broad experience over three decades includes building strategic economic development partnerships that increase business accessibility and capacity building.

Peter Lantin, past president Haida Nation, advises NCIED

In the summer of 2019, Peter Lantin, past president of the Haida Nation, moved to Victoria. Fortunately, for NCIED, Lantin and Dr. Brent Mainprize, had worked together for many years. While Lantin was president, they co-developed Haida Owned and Operated, an entrepreneurial program tailored for Haida residents to become self-reliant through business ownership. It was an honour that Lantin was willing to share his expertise on Indigenous governance and business, not only with NCIED, but also with the students, faculty and staff of the Gustavson School of Business.

BCAAFC Management Training Academy (MTA)

BCAAFC, NCIED and Gustavson School of Business, in partnership with the Ministry of Advanced Education, secured funding for a BCAAFC Management Training Academy (MTA). From September 2019 to February 2020, participants selected from Friendship Centres in BC completed the MTA to further their training, experience and management skill set to aid in the succession planning for Friendship Centres.

Reconciling Ways of Knowing Forum

Reconciling Ways of Knowing: Indigenous Knowledge and Science Forum, scheduled for May 25-27, 2020 at the Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng First Nation and Winnipeg, Manitoba, moved online due to COVID-19. The Forum, convened by Miles Richardson, O.C.; Dr. David Suzuki; Dr. Nancy Turner; and Elder Dr. Dave Courchene, Jr. (the convenors), in partnership with the Indigenous Leadership Initiative and David Suzuki Foundation, was created to build understanding and relationships across Indigenous and scientific ways of knowing.

The Return of “The Vanquished Viking Gods”

Discover the beginning of the downward journey of the Viking gods from deities in Valhalla to heroes in storybooks for Victoria children to moral figures for the use of home schoolers both in thepast and the present.

Wicked Little Letters

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Wicked Little Letters

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2024 Mock Interview Clinic

Have a 30-minute virtual mock interview with a real employer and get instant feedback on how you can ace your future interviews.

Mustard Seed & Multifaith Centre Food Share Program

This foodshare program provides food for UVic students through the Multifaith Centre.

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Food for Thought: Conversations to Nourish the Aging Brain

The Brain Health Research Cluster at UVic's Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health present part 2 of 3 of their Café Scientifique series entitled Forever Young: Brain Health and Aging . This session will provide a fun, interactive opportunity to discuss brain health with experts from the University of Victoria. What made them decide to research brain health and how it affectsaging? What do YOU want to know about brain health and aging? What research do YOU think still needs to be done? They are here to answer your questions!

Lunch will be provided for those attending in person. This event is free to attend, though registration is required.