Week of Welcome for Indigenous Students

Ceremonial procession in First Peoples House


New and returning self-identified Indigenous students are invited to participate in the Week of Welcome for Indigenous Students in early January. 

    • Explore the First Peoples House, a home-away-from-home for Indigenous students
    • Get involved with Indigenous student groups
    • Meet the Elders-in-residence
    • Participate in Indigenous cultural programming
    • Learn about Indigenous student supports on campus


Registration is not required in order to attend Week of Welcome for Indigenous Students activities. However, you are encouraged to sign up to receive more information about Week of Welcome for Indigenous Students activities via email as it becomes available. 

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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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