As a key event during the Indigenous Week of Welcome (Sept. 11–14), UVic is launching its first Indigenous Plan.
“The plan places Indigenous students, faculty, staff and their communities at its heart and will guide our work over the coming years,” says UVic President and Vice-Chancellor Jamie Cassels.
“Building on all our earlier work and achievements, this plan sets out ambitious goals and clear accountability to increase educational opportunities and success for Indigenous students and further develop education, research, outreach and engagement initiatives and programs with an Indigenous focus.”
The Indigenous Plan is a result of more than two years’ work and consultation on and off campus.
“It’s been an honour to engage with so many people in the process of developing this plan, and we look forward to collaborating with you on the hard work to come,” says Robina Thomas, interim executive director of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement.
“Our Elders-in-residence remind us to be guided by the foundational teachings common to Coast Salish peoples, particularly to ‘bring in our good feelings’ when implementing this plan so that our work is done with a good mind and heart.”
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