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UVic chosen as location for UNESCO project during International Year of Indigenous Languages

January 28, 2019 - Media release

The new Language Revitalization Pole, commissioned by the First Nations Education Foundation (FNEF), will be located at UVic as a centrepiece of UN International Year of Indigenous Languages and is also a significant point of reflection for UVic’s ongoing commitment to the work of decolonizing and Indigenizing the university.

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Seeing the “God gap” in US politics through literature

October 1, 2018 - Ring

As lawmakers and social media companies scramble to find ways to stop the spread of fake news ahead of the US midterms, a UVic English professor is taking a close read of America’s political “God gap.” Chris Douglas’s research examines the rise of the Christian right in American politics and society since the 1970s through an often-overlooked medium—literature.

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Marie Cooper: a life of teaching and learning

September 5, 2018 - Ring

When Marie Cooper (SWETALIYE) received her Honorary Doctor of Education degree from UVic in 2010, it was a moment she had been steering toward her entire life. A teacher, counsellor, Elder, advocate and innovator, Dr. Cooper’s efforts to promote and defend Indigenous education, language and culture led to the inclusive transformation of educational policies and practices for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

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Indigenous studies major joins the team at the First Peoples’ Cultural Council

July 16, 2018 - Ring

UVic Indigenous studies student Kevin Perkins is wrapping up three co-op work terms with a First Nations-run Crown Corporation that supports the revitalization of Indigenous languages, culture and heritage in BC. He’s also part of the cohort of students who pushed UVic’s co-op and career program past 85,000 co-op term placements since 1976.

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