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Ry Moran appointed to new federal leadership circle

The Canada Research Coordinating Committee announced the appointment of UVic Libraries’ Associate University Librarian Reconciliation Ry Moran as one of only 18 members in the inaugural Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research. The Leadership Circle will advise the presidents of Canada’s federal research funding agencies —including CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC, and CFI­—on the implementation of the interagency strategic plan, setting new directions to support Indigenous research and research training in Canada 2019–22, and ensure that the path to building new models for Indigenous research and research training will be informed by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.  

Librarian Pia Russell receives two BCLA awards

Librarian Pia Russell received two awards from the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA)–the BCLA Champion of Intellectual Freedom Award for the British Columbia Historical Textbooks Project, and the BC Academic Libraries Section Outstanding Contribution Award for her achievements in making a difference. Russell leads the team for the BC Historical Textbooks Project, a multi-year initiative that preserves and highlights unique textbooks of the province’s history, while also confronting many untruths that had been systematically taught for decades. The project influences BC libraries as they strive to make decisions about problematic historical materials as part of decolonizing and Indigenizing their collections.

Victor V. Ramraj appointed to new federal advisory committee

Law professor and director of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives Victor V. Ramraj has been named as an adviser to the co-chairs of the federal government's new Indo-Pacific Advisory Committee, convened under Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly. The committee comprises members drawn from across Canada’s private sector, civil society and government and is tasked with providing expert independent perspectives and recommendations towards formulating Canada’s forthcoming Indo-Pacific strategy, advising on matters such as trade diversification, inclusive growth, effective action on climate change and regional security.

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Keywords: award, libraries, reconciliation, international, globalization

People: Ry Moran, Pia Russell, Victor V. Ramraj

Publication: The Ring

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