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Indigenous high school students experience STEM research at UVic

June 25, 2019 -

Lysozymes. Particle physics. Virtual reality. Drone technology. Black holes. These are a few of the science and technology topics that 10 Indigenous high school students delved into during a week-long STEM residency at the University of Victoria from May 27-31. The grade 11 students—nine from BC and one from Saskatchewan—were mentored by UVic professors and grad students over five eventful days on campus.

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Cultural re-centring model

March 29, 2019 - knowlEDGE

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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Teens + tech = HighTechU

August 23, 2018 - The Ring

Inspired by local youth and Victoria's growing technology sector, HighTechU is more than a coding program. It's an experiential learning program where high school students build the diverse skills needed to succeed in higher education and the tech industry.

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