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Building names

UVic is committed to working closely with local Nation, Chiefs, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and community members to embrace each naming opportunity with profound meaning and respect. Together, we aim to create a space where their wisdom can be shared, allowing them to guide and shape the experiences of all the students who will have the privilege of residing, visiting and studying in these buildings.

Building naming promo card

Čeqʷəŋín ʔéʔləŋ and Sŋéqə ʔéʔləŋ

UVic’s new student housing and dining buildings have Lək̓ʷəŋən names! We are honoured that Songhees and Esquimalt Nations have given us permission to use these names as a way to bring to life the language and the history of the People and land on which these buildings sit.

Building naming promo card


'The Highly Respected One's, Peace of Mind at Last’ Coast Salish Woven Blanket was made to demonstrate UVic’s commitment to reconciliation and meaningful engagement with the Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. This blanket is in Čeqʷəŋin ʔéʔləŋ - the student housing and dining building.