Indigenous Education
Department of Indigenous Education
Chair: Dr. Jean-Paul Restoule
Indigenous language revitalization, adult Indigenous language acquisition, Indigenous K-12 education, Indigenous post-secondary education.
Peter Jacobs, PhD (UBC), Adjunct Professor
Multi-media laboratories and a curriculum library are housed within the MacLaurin Building. The Department of Linguistics is fully equipped for audio and video recording, editing, and analysis, and has facilities and personnel to support computer-based language learning and teaching. The First Peoples House located in the heart of the campus includes a student social gathering space, a reading room, a lunch room, and an Elders’ Lounge. Indigenous Education and the Department of Linguistics are affiliated with a number of research centres at UVIC, including the Centre for Youth and Society, the Centre for Early Childhood Research and Policy, and the provincial Indigenous Child Welfare Research Network.