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World’s first Indigenous law program graduates its inaugural class

April 8, 2022 - Media release

Four years ago, the University of Victoria launched the world’s first law degree to combine the study of Indigenous and non-Indigenous laws. This spring, students in the inaugural class of this historic program are preparing to cross the stage to receive their degrees. UVic’s joint program in Canadian common law (Juris Doctor, or JD) and Indigenous legal orders (Juris Indigenarum Doctor, or JID) equips students with the knowledge that allows them to draw from, engage with, and work across multiple legal systems. Students graduate with both professional degrees (JD/JID).

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New podcast aims to break the stigma of dementia

February 2, 2022 - Media release

“Call to Mind” is a new podcast series from UVic recorded by people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Hosted and led by Debra Sheets, a nursing professor and researcher with the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, the series features intimate audio diaries and conversations about the rewards and challenges of caregiving, the impacts of isolation and finding joy by living in the present, and staying in love when everything else is changing.

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