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Federal government invests in new centre for Indigenous law and reconciliation at UVic

March 19, 2019 - Media release

The construction of a national centre for Indigenous law and reconciliation at the University of Victoria received major funding support today with the federal government's announcement of $9.1 million for the transformative project. The centre of excellence for the study and understanding of Indigenous laws will house the world's first joint degree in Indigenous legal orders and Canadian common law (JD/JID), launched at UVic last September.

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Space age: rising star

November 15, 2018 - News

Indra Heed Hornsby (LLB '97), has been on a clear trajectory to space from the time she was a toddler growing up in Kamloops, BC. After completing an undergraduate degree with a focus on aerospace policy, Hornsby came to UVic's Faculty of Law to develop a skill she could bring to the space sector.

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World's first Indigenous law program launches with historic and emotional ceremony

October 22, 2018 - Ring

In an emotional ceremony on Sept. 25 to launch the world’s first Indigenous law program, Elders, national and provincial leaders, scholars and others from the UVic community gathered in First Peoples House to welcome the first cohort of 26 students who have come from across Canada to attend the program.

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Elders, national and provincial leaders, students and scholars launch historic Indigenous law degree

September 24, 2018 - Media release

The historic launch today of the world's first law degree to combine the study of Indigenous and non-Indigenous law welcomed the first cohort of 26 students from across Canada and acknowledged the efforts to establish the far-reaching response to Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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Expert on Trinity Western University Supreme Court ruling

June 14, 2018 - Expert advisory

Kathryn Chan (Faculty of Law) is available to media to discuss the June 15 Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on whether law societies have the right to deny accreditation to the proposed law school at Trinity Western University. She can comment on what implications the TWU decision might have for religious institutions, LGBTQI+ persons and legal education in Canada.

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Father-in-law: Will McClary

June 4, 2018 - Ring

Law school can be stressful. And hard. Add to that becoming a new father during your second year and you've got a big challenge on your hands. Will McClary took on that challenge, and because of the support he received at UVic Law, he took it in stride. Then he added an executive role on the board of the Law Student Society (LSS).

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