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Dear Friends of SJS,

October 25:


"The Experiences of LGBTQ Youth in Three Cities Across British Columbia:

Substance Use, Discrimination, Police, and the Law"


Thursday, October 25th, 2018

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Cornett A317

Aeron Stark is a community-based researcher who has a BSc in psychology from the University of Victoria. He currently works in the field of mental health and addictions. Aeron will speak about whether LGBTQ youth who use substances have different experiences and attitudes towards law enforcement when compared to non-LGBTQ participants.


Please join us next Thursday for a presentation and book launch by Yves Engler.

Nov. 1, 2018

7-9 pm

Hickman 105

Left, Right: Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada

“Left, Right, details the left’s failure over many decades to confront Canada’s support of corporate... interests abroad.

Co-sponsors: Co-Sponsors: UVic Social Justice Studies, The Council of Canadians, Central America Support Committee, Victoria Peace Coalition, Chile-Mapuche Solidarity, Women in Black, Vancouver Island Peace and Disarmament Network, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid Victoria

Nov. 1 Gathering:


The launch of a grassroots initiative to build community and support among first generational students and faculty who identify as coming from poverty or working class backgrounds. After this first gathering, weekly meetings will be held to further community and support students as they transition into and through university.


Thursday, November 1


5:30pm – 7:30pm

Cornett (COR) B344

Beverages and snacks provided

RSVP by October 28


If you cannot attend, but would like more information about ongoing events within this group, please email us to be put on our email list

For more information, contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In working towards equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), Canadian universities are addressing students' and faculty members' socioeconomic status (i.e., social class). Part of this grassroots initiative is therefore to (1) Increase retention and widening access to, and participation in, higher education for socioeconomically marginalized students and professors, and (2) To make visible these university members’ lived experiences to advance socioeconomic diversity at UVic through their strategic plans, policies, and pedagogies.


This initiative is by and for students from and/or living in poverty and students from working class backgrounds.


Jordan Ali (Psychology)

Elaine Laberge (Sociology)

Catherine Léger (French)

Moussa Magassa (EQHR)

Colette Smart (Psychology)

Su Urbanczyk (Linguistics)


Elaine Laberge (PhD student)

Vanier Scholar (2018 – 2021)



Equity and Human Rights

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences

First peoples, fresh takes.

Nov. 1:

Funding for Indigenous led screen based projects

Greetings friends,

My name is Nikki Sanchez, I am Pipil/Maya and Irish/Scottish living on Coast Salish territorities. As a media maker, academic and an community rights activist I am reaching out to share with you an incredible opportunity that I hope you share with your friends and communities. Last fall, I had the privilege of beginning a partnership with Storyhive to help them examine how their programming could better connect with, support and empower emerging Indigenous filmmakers.

This month, we are proud and excited to announce the launch of our first-ever Indigenous Storyteller Edition. Designed for and by Indigenous creators, the program structure is fundamentally distinct from our other Editions. Applications are now open and creators will have six weeks to apply.

In this Edition, STORYHIVE will award 20 production grants of $20,000 to Indigenous-led screen-based projects. Creative BC has partnered with us to provide each of the BC teams with up to $5,000 in top-up funding. The 20 successful projects will be selected by an all-Indigenous jury.

I am writing to you today to share this exciting news and invite you to help us share this edition and encourage creators and storytellers in your networks and communities to participate in this milestone Edition.

Attached here are a poster for you to download and share. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to email me or the team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Once again, applications can be accessed here and are open now until December 4th.


Nikki Sanchez

Margo L. Matwychuk, PhD

Director, Social Justice Studies

c/o Dept of Anthropology

University of Victoria

PO Box 1700, STN CSC

Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

Office: Cornett B210

PH: (250) 721-6283

FAX: (250) 721-6215

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose unceded territory the university stands and whose relationships with the land continue to this day.

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