Engagements and initiatives

Cassels walking with students
The president is an advocate for the university—locally, provincially and internationally.

UVic affirms commitment to supporting Indigenous community

Feb. 14, 2018 — I want to acknowledge and recognize the expressions of concern and distress from many members of the University of Victoria community and across the country over the circumstances around the death of Colten Boushie and its aftermath. On behalf of the University of Victoria, I support the Universities Canada statement below.

Board of Governors approves new Strategic Framework

June 1, 2018 — The University of Victoria's new Strategic Framework 2018-2023 articulates our shared understanding of our vision, values and priorities. It positions and inspires us to apply our commitment to excellence in research and creative activity, teaching, service and engagement to serve students, communities and the world. The Strategic Framework will serve as a guide to the future—setting out priorities and high-reaching goals in six key areas.

President Cassels' response to anti-Semitic posters found on campus

Nov. 3, 2017 — You may have seen in the media yesterday information about an incident in which a number of anti-Semitic posters were put up in the Cornett Building on Oct. 18. Although the posters were taken down immediately, this incident reminds us that racism and discrimination of many forms exist and must be addressed on this campus, as in society as a whole.

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