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IACE Bulletin #1

May 1, 2020 – Welcome to the first edition of the IACE Bulletin.

IACE Bulletin #2

May 22, 2020 – Welcome to the second edition of the IACE Bulletin.

IACE Bulletin #3

June 12, 2020
Welcome to the third edition of the Four Directions.

We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. .

For more information about IACE, please go to http://www.uvic.ca/iace

University of Victoria

The University of Victoria (UVic), located in Victoria, British Columbia, is one of Canada’s top research universities.

The UVic community is made up of close to 22,000 students and 5,000 staff and faculty. There are more than 1,400 Indigenous students enrolled at UVic in the 2019-2020 school year.

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Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement


“New Beginnings” – IACE logo
by TEMOSEN-THUT Charles Elliott

The Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE) supports the success of Indigenous students by coordinating educational, financial and cultural resources on campus and in local communities.

IACE’s main responsibility is supporting Indigenous students, but the office has taken on many other roles as well including managing the First Peoples House, building and supporting Indigenous partnerships, and ensuring that Indigenous content and ways of knowing are included in UVic curriculum and events.

Please contact us at 250-853-3730 or iaceservices@uvic.ca.

The First Peoples House

The First Peoples House (FPH) is a social, cultural and academic centre for Indigenous students at UVic.

The FPH is a home-away-from-home for Indigenous students and provides a safe and welcoming space for learning, sharing and community building. Acknowledging the teachings from these territories, one must enter the House with a good mind and good heart.

The First Peoples House is currently closed due to the Coronavirus and all events, services, classes and programs, including Elders in Residence, are not available until further notice.

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