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Linguist honoured for work with Salish communities

June 15, 2021 - The Ring

UVic linguist Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins has spent her career in collaborative, community-based work in Indigenous language revitalization with Salish communities, effecting lasting change in the field of linguistics in the process. She has been honoured with the 2021 Paz Buttedahl Career Achievement Award from the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC (CUFA-BC).

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From Saanich to Spain—and back again

May 27, 2021 - The Ring

One semester studying abroad in Spain gave UVic graduate Elijah Ackerly a new perspective on life back home in Saanich that would change his path forever. “I fell in love with the language and culture in Spain, but also with the way that learning a new language can influence your perspective on the world,” Ackerly says. “I saw that life can be different from where I grew up.”

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Give us a sign

April 28, 2020 - The Ring

Since the American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter and UVic instructor Nigel Howard started interpreting for the BC government’s daily COVID-19 updates, several social media pages have sprung up in appreciation, the largest of which has 3,700 followers.

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