Events & ceremonies

Throughout the year we offer a number of programs and events designed to build community on campus and connections between campus and communities. 

To learn more about our programs and events, visit our Facebook page at, follow us on Instagram @uviciace or contact the IACE Events Coordinator.


The Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement publishes a quarterly newsletter with news about Indigenous programs, services and events. You can download the Winter 2019 and Spring 2020 editions. The IACE newsletter is now published online at

Indigenous Week of Welcome

Every September and January, IACE holds a series of events and activities to orient and support self-identified Indigenous students. The Fall 2022 Indigenous Week of Welcome will take place the second week of September. Learn more at UVic Orientation.

Week of Wellness

The Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement, with funding support from the Aboriginal Service Plan, sponsors a week of events to support students during what can be a particularly stressful time of the semester. The next virtual Week of Wellness will be announced soon.

Indigenous Recognition Ceremony

The Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement organizes a special Indigenous Recognition Ceremony (IRC) for Indigenous students in the spring and fall. The next IRC is planned for November 2022. Please contact for more information.

Networking Wednesdays

Networking Wednesdays takes place most Wednesdays during the fall and winter terms, with funding support from the Aboriginal Service Plan  IACE offers students an opportunity to connect with different UVic faculties, departments and service providers on topics such as motivation, study skills, job searches and wellness.