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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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Law and the land

December 16, 2022 - The Torch

CBC journalist and UVic Law alum Laura Lynch uses her legal knowledge to tackle the most pressing stories of our time, from Supreme Court cases to climate change to the devastation of war.

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Statement on Iran

October 3, 2022 -

We are saddened to see the situation in Iran continue to escalate. We are closely watching the situation at the Sharif University of Technology and others in Iran and are deeply concerned for the safety and wellbeing of students, staff and faculty there.

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