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REACH Awards

October 3, 2019 - Ring

On Oct. 10, the third annual REACH Awards will celebrate UVic scholars for their extraordinary contributions in research and teaching.

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Rare plant thrives in campus teaching garden

July 23, 2019 - Ring

A cluster of rare pink star-shaped blossoms will soon be blooming in UVic’s David Turpin Native Plant garden— planted earlier this spring by ethnobotanist Fiona Hamersley Chambers and her environmental studies students. The Pink Sand Verbena, a federally red-listed endangered species, was considered extinct in Canada until it was rediscovered in 2000 along a beach on the BC West Coast Trail.

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Web of support fosters new leadership in inclusive education

June 5, 2019 - Ring

For Dominique Rochefort, a citizen of the Métis Nation, the journey to become an empowered teacher was mined with self-doubts and life challenges. Rochefort graduates with a UVic BEd in elementary teacher education—and will receive a Maxwell Cameron award from the BC Teachers’ Federation for the outstanding quality of her practice teaching, her top GPA and engagement in social justice.

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Cultural re-centring model

March 29, 2019 - News

How does one “speak back” to violence experienced by Indigenous girls, young women, two-spirit youth, even whole communities impacted from centuries of oppression? This question frames the work of Sisters Rising, an Indigenous-led, community-based research project that honours Indigenous youth who have experienced sexualized, gender-based violence by offering traditional land- and arts-based teachings.

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2019 Provost's Engaged Scholar recipients announced

March 5, 2019 - Ring

Over the course of their careers, health geographer Denise Cloutier and business professor Brent Mainprize have been deeply engaged with communities—creating better lives for older adults and Indigenous youth across British Columbia. As the 2019 recipients of the Provost’s Engaged Scholar Award, Cloutier and Mainprize’s commitment to healthy aging and Indigenous peoples will be celebrated during Ideafest.

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