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Building Black community on campus

February 1, 2024 -

Momentum is building around a movement to build a better sense of Black community and inclusion on the UVic campus. Backed by the university’s signing the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education (SC), students, staff and faculty are working to centre the Black experience and celebrate Black joy and flourishing at our university.

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UVic’s future shaped by Indigenous communities

September 25, 2023 - Media release

Unlearning colonial ways is a journey with many steps. For the University of Victoria, those next steps are grounded in language and ancestral teachings—guided by Indigenous communities—to ensure the work is done in a good way. UVic launches Xʷkʷənəŋ istəl | W̱ȻENEṈISTEL | Helping to move each other forward: UVic’s Indigenous Plan. With local Indigenous teachings and Lək̓ʷəŋən and SENĆOŦEN language woven throughout, this new plan proposes a fundamental rethinking of the institution’s approach to learning and work.

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Teaching Black history

February 9, 2023 - The Ring

Adebisi Alade is a UVic historian who specializes in African history. In honour and celebration of Black History Month, we asked Alade to share with us his thoughts and insights into Black histories and Black History Month as he understands it.

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