Events & ceremonies

The First Peoples House hosts a number of cultural events each year.

Throughout the year we offer a number of programs and events designed to build community on campus and connections between campus and communities. During the current COVID-19 safety restrictions, all events and programming will take place via ZOOM calls. 

To learn more about our programs and events contact the IACE Events Coordinator.

IACE Newsletter 

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 2021 Indigenous Week of Welcome will take place in 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 will be held virtually on June 18, 2021. The deadline for graduating students to register to participate is June 11, 2021. Please contact for more information..

Networking Wednesdays

During the fall 2021 and winter 2022 terms, Networking Wednesdays will take place every second Wednesday. 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. 

For more information, please contact the .

Summer 2021
Thursday, June 17th 5-7 p.m. Campus Cousins invites UVic Indigenous students, staff or faculty to share, learn and participate in a Beaded Lanyard workshop with Tsartlip Band Member Joni Morris. Please sign up by June 1st so we can email the link to connect to Zoom.
 Friday, June 18th 5 p.m. Indigenous Recognition Ceremony for UVic grads. Streaming on Facebook at https://www.facebook/uviciace
Fall 2021
Date Host / Event
 September 13-17 (Times and Location TBD) IACE presents Indigenous Week of Welcome