2023-2024 Events and Workshops

Events during the 2023 - 2024 school year.

Writing Cafe


CIRCLE hosts weekly writing cafes to facilitate a supportive, shared, drop-in space for faculty, graduate students, and postdocs whose research addresses Indigenous peoples and topics to come together and get work done on individual writing projects.

Writing Cafes are every Friday, hosted in person at Saunders Annex 130 or online on Zoom, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Coffee, tea, and Snacks will be available!

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

Indigenous Research Workshop


The Indigenous Research Workshop is committed to building a network of faculty members and graduate students across disciplines whose research, writing & teaching address Indigenous peoples & topics.

The group typically meets every few weeks to engage works-in-progress. The first meeting each semester sets the schedule for that term. 

CIRCLE Consultation & Engagement Sessions

This Spring, CIRCLE (Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement) extends a warm invitation to Indigenous graduate students and Indigenous faculty members at UVic to join us for a series of engagement and consultation sessions and an online questionnaire to envision our future together. We are eager to hear your priorities, needs, and ideas for better supporting your research as Indigenous graduate students.

What does the future of Indigenous research and community engagement at UVic look like from your perspective?

These consultation sessions will be facilitated by Sanala Planning. Please note that these consultations and the online questionnaire are only open to current Indigenous graduate students and Indigenous faculty members at UVic. 

In-person consultation & engagement sessions:

  • Monday, March 11 in the CIRCLE Meeting Room, Saunders Annex 130
  • Indigenous graduate students: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Indigenous faculty members: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Registration has closed for the in-person sessions

Online consultation & engagement sessions:

  • Thursday, March 14: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
  • Monday, March 25: 1:00 – 3:00 pm PST
  • These online sessions are open to UVic Indigenous graduate students and Indigenous faculty members
  • Register here for the online sessions

Online questionnaire:

  • Access the online questionnaire here: https://forms.gle/M3C31greHgSeZBcRA 
  • This questionnaire will close on March 29th 
  •  Open to all UVic Indigenous faculty and grad students, whether or not they attended the engagement sessions.

HÍSW̱ḴE, Miigwech, Ay-hay, Gilakas’la, 

Heidi Stark, Onowa McIvor and Sarah Hunt / Tłaliłila'ogwa

CIRCLE Director and Interim Associate Directors