A university of partnerships

Two people in First Peoples House

Indigenous master's a Canadian first

A new UVic program is the first in Canada to offer a master's degree in Indigenous counselling and will directly address the urgent needs for professional counsellors able to provide culturally relevant counselling services to Indigenous individuals, families and communities.

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Partnership recognized for reductions in bullying

WITS anti-bullying program's community partnerships recognized with a major award from the Canadian Institute of Health Research.

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Helping BC's Indigenous peoples preserve their rich botanical heritage

University of Victoria ethnobotanist Nancy Turner has devoted her academic career to researching the pivotal role plant resources play in Aboriginal cultures and languages.

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Catching the wave

Anyone who has visited the west coast of Vancouver Island has seen the relentless power of the waves that crash onto our rocky shoreline. But exactly how much power is there in each wave?

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US patent provides network security

UVic IP announced US patent approval of technology created by Dr. Issa Traore (electrical and computer engineering; pictured left) and his former PhD student A.A. Ahmed that allows computer behaviour to be monitored in a way that it can tell whether the person using it is authorized or not. Pictured right: Dr. Youssef Nakkabi, senior scientist and programmer at Plurilock.

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Teaming up to revitalize Salish languages

In the spring of 2012, Dr. Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins (linguistics) accepted a 2012 BC Community Achievement Award at Government House in Victoria in recognition of her highly consultative approach on the Coast and Straits Salish language revitalization project.

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We value the support of community members and welcome your participation in life on campus.

Become a friend of UVic

Friends of UVic are community members who volunteer their time to enrich and extend the activities of the university.

Book a speaker

The UVic Speakers Bureau is a community service provided by volunteer speakers from among the faculty, staff, graduate students and retirees who teach, conduct research, study and work at the University of Victoria.

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Some UVic committees also welcome interested community members for varying terms.

Information on ways you can serve on a university committee coming soon.