Indigenous Student Orientation

Ceremonial procession in First Peoples House

This program is not offered in January or May

Indigenous Student Orientation is a program run in September. There is no program available in January or May. Indigenous students who are starting at UVic in January or May 2023 are encouraged to connect with the Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE) for information and support. 

Other programs to support Indigenous students

Campus   Cousins

LE,NOṈET Campus Cousins are Indigenous upper-year undergraduate and graduate students who support community building in the First Peoples House by hosting academic, social and cultural events.

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UVic has several Elders-in-Residence that are available from September to April to guide students, staff, faculty and administration in Indigenous ways of knowing and being. 

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First Peoples House

The First Peoples House (FPH) is a social, cultural and academic centre for Indigenous students at UVic and serves as a safe and welcoming place that encourages the building of community. 

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