Office of Indigenous Affairs

The Office of Indigenous Affairs (INAF) offers leadership and coordination in support of UVic’s numerous Indigenous services for students, staff and faculty. From our progressive approach to teaching and research to our range of partnerships with local Indigenous communities, UVic is committed to fostering a learning environment that is supportive of and responsive to the diverse needs of Indigenous learners.

INAF resources include academic programs, community projects, the First Peoples House and the Elders-in-Residence program. INAF also provides advice to a number of departments across campus in pursuit of building partnerships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and organizations.

Before, during and after their time at UVic, the Office of Indigenous Affairs connects Indigenous students with educational, financial, and cultural resources on campus and in local communities.

First Peoples House

First Peoples House

The First Peoples House is a social, cultural and academic centre for Indigenous students at UVic and serves as a safe and welcoming place that encourages community building. Acknowledging the teachings from the territories, one must enter the House with a good mind and a good heart.

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LE,NONET supports Indigenous students at the University of Victoria through relevant courses, research, apprenticeships and community internships.

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Indigenous Student Support & Programs

Indigenous Student Programs

INAF organizes programs and services such as Elders Voices, Craft and Culture nights, Talking Circles, Financial Aide and Mentoring, Indigenous Recognition Ceremonies that support current and graduating students.

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Indigenous Student Recruitment & Counselling

Recruitment and Counselling

Indigenous Student Recruitment assists prospective students by coordinating, Mini-University Summer Camp, Pathways and Opportunities, Indigenous Week of Welcome events, and providing outreach to communities across BC. Indigenous counselling offers a safe and caring place that honors Indigenous knowledge, experience and healing.

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Contact Indigenous Affairs


Mailing address:

Office of Indigenous Affairs
Division of Student Affairs
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 2Y2

Courier or in-person address:

Office of Indigenous Affairs
University of Victoria
First Peoples House
3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)
Victoria BC V8P 5C2
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Phone: 250-472-4913

Directory listing

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Executive Director Kundoqk Jacquie Green 250-472-4877 FPH 140
Associate Director Academic Rob Hancock 250-472-4231 FPH 143
Associate Director Vacant 250-472-4618 FPH 150
Directors' Assistant / Office Administrator Mary McCue 250-472-4913 FPH 148
Administrative Assistant Darlene Masso 250-853-3730 FPH 140
FPH Building and Operations Coordinator Carly Cunningham 250-853-3601 FPH 147
FAX 250-472-4952
Communications Officer Hannah Mashon 250-472-5566 FPH 140
Community Engagement Manager Diane Sam 250-472-4106 FPH 135
Counsellor for Indigenous Students Roger John 250-721-8341 UVC B270
Counsellor for Indigenous Students Marcey Louie 250-721-8341 UVC B270
Cultural Protocol Liaison Vacant 250-472-4106 FPH 137
Events Coordinator Nolan Willie 250-853-3994 FPH 140
Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator Matthew Simpson 250-472-4125 FPH 133
Indigenous Student Support Coordinator Justin Brooks 250-853-3599 FPH 141
LE,NONET Experiential Learning Coordinator Renee Livernoche 250-721-6326 FPH 145
LE,NONET Student Engagement and Support Coordinator Chelsea McMenamie 250-472-5982 FPH 139