Dr. Rob Hancock

Dr. Rob Hancock
Associate Director Academic
Office: FPH 143

Tanshi! My name is Rob Hancock and I’m Cree-Metis from Treaty 8 territory on my mother's side and English Canadian on my father's. I was born and raised in lək̓ʷəŋən territory, and am grateful to be able to continue to live and work here.

In my role I provide faculty leadership for LE,NONET (including teaching the Graduate Seminar, GS 500, and co-teaching the Preparation Seminar, IS 310D). I represent IACE in a number of academic settings, including the Strategic Enrolment Management process (as chair of the Indigenous Student Recruitment and Retention Implementation Committee), the Community Engagement and Partnership Executive Council, and the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement, among others. I am also responsible for delivering the Indigenous Cultural Acumen Training foundation module, both for internal groups and for external partners such as the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Royal BC Museum and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. 

Growing out of this work, I have had the opportunity to contribute to the development of resources for Indigenous student affairs, including the BCcampus Indigenization guide for frontline staff, student services and advisors (with Ian Cull, Stephanie McKeown, Michelle Pidgeon and Adrienne Vedan) and the new CAS Standard for Indigenous student affairs (with Cori Bazemore-James, Meg Evans, Saundra Mitrovich, Symphony Oxendine, Jack Soto and Stephanie Waterman). I have offered presentations and workshops based on this work at conferences such as ACPA—College Student Educators International and World Indigenous People's Conference on Education, at institutions including UVic, the University of British Columbia and Douglas College, and for groups including the BC Council of Senior Student Affairs Leaders and the Western Canadian Senior Student Affairs Administrators.

I have a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies and an M.A. in History from UVic, and an Honours B.A. in Anthropology and Canadian Studies from McGill University. I'm also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology.