News and events

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.

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Samosas for United Way

As part of UVic's United Way Campaign, you can purchase and enjoy delicious homemade samosas! Order by December 14 for pick up on December 16.

Intro to Data Analysis with Excel

Labyrinth: walking meditation

Stressed by the run-up to the holidays and exams. Take time to slow down, catch your breath and contemplate by walking the labyrinth at the Multifaith Centre in December.

CFGS - Global Talk - Chiyo: A Thousand Generations

Global Talksare weekly discussions/presentations where we are able to listen to presentations from researchers within CFGS, the university more broadly and also invited guestspeakers. These normally take place weekly on Wednesdays from 10:30-noon.

“Iranian Student Day” - Invitation to Round Table at December 7th

Noon Meditation

We invite faculty, staff, and students to join us for a relaxed gathering with a warm and welcoming meditation community.