New awards for advocacy and activism

Nominations are now open for two new awards celebrating UVic community members who advance the rights of others. The inaugural Provost’s Advocacy and Activism Awards in Equity and Diversity recognize the achievements of individuals or groups in the university community who demonstrate dedication to the advancement of social equity.

“The awards are intended to acknowledge individuals who, as champions for others, work to address systemic or institutionalized barriers through strong leadership, community-based projects or collective action,” says Grace Wong Sneddon, director, academic leadership and adviser to the provost on equity and diversity. “These are people who live their social justice goals through outreach, education and community building, with a positive impact on the university community.”

The awards are open to current students, faculty, staff and alumni. Nominations close Nov. 1. The awards will be presented on Jan. 29, 2014 at the Provost’s Diversity Research Forum. More info: VPAC website

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