UVic relaunches IGov program

November 23, 2021
The University of Victoria has resumed its Indigenous Governance program, which had its enrolment suspended in 2018 after a third-party review. CBC says that the program has been restructured and is now taught by Indigenous women. The restructuring included alumni consultations, efforts to build stronger relationships with local communities, and re-imagination of content. Four new faculty members were hired in July to help with the restructuring work and teach the program. The new program includes mechanisms to ensure the space is safe for those involved. “Our hope is for IGov to be positioned again as a leader in the training and intellectual development of Indigenous governance both across Canada and globally,” said faculty member Heidi Stark, who is Ojibwe. CBC (BC)