UVic IGOV suspends enrolment, plans to redesign program in light of review

April 26, 2018

A third-party review of the Indigenous Governance program at the University of Victoria found that current and former students were “traumatized” by “dysfunctional classroom dynamics.” New student enrolment for the program has been suspended for the 2018-19 school year as the institution revises the program. “We see redeveloping this program as part of a process of healing and reconciliation,” said UVic Associate Vice-president for Academic Planning Nancy Wright. In a letter to alumni of the program, UVic Provost Valerie Kuehne added that the university would be working with Indigenous scholars, local Elders, and community members to guide the redesign of the program. CBC