President Jamie Cassels appears before Commons committee


- Paul Marck

University of Victoria President Jamie Cassels made a presentation before the House of Commons standing committee on finance meeting in Richmond today. Cassels’ appearance before the committee of MPs, part of government pre-budget consultations, was to consider UVic’s submission for financial support to create the proposed Indigenous Law Program and the Indigenous Legal Lodge within the Faculty of Law.

Val Napoleon, who leads the Indigenous Law Research Unit in the Faculty of Law, joined Cassels in appearing before the committee.

UVic announced in November 2016 a proposal to establish an Indigenous-Canadian common law degree program that would be the first of its kind in Canada.

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