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UVic launches Student Mental Health Strategy

Rebekah Erickson’s life profoundly changed shortly after graduating from high school, when someone very close to her tragically passed away from suicide. In learning to cope with the grief, confusion and sadness, Erickson found her passion in life—helping others.

“I realized the importance of having a strong support network around you,” said Erickson, in her fourth year of psychology at the University of Victoria. “The loss I experienced really ignited my desire to help people who are dealing with mental illness and struggling to find that support.” A peer helper in the university’s counselling services, Erickson is pursuing a career in the mental health field.

UVic United Way Campaign off to fast start

The UVic United Way is proud to announce that only two weeks after our kick-off on October 6 we are more than two-thirds of the way to our fundraising goal of $250,000. UVic is counting on the support of the entire campus community as the campaign pushes to meet its goal.

During the month of October, all UVic employees received emails detailing the new online donation system used this year. More information about donating online to United Way is available at www.uvic.ca/unitedway/donate.

Indigenous economic development consortium announced

A new consortium to promote Indigenous economic development across Canada was recently announced at UVic.

The National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development (NCIED) has the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and the UVic Faculty of Law working together on community-based education and research to drive innovative economic change. The consortium was developed with the collaboration of leaders from Indigenous communities, business and government.

More “Faces” wanted for popular video series

If you’re a full-time faculty member and you haven’t yet been filmed for a Faces of UVic Research video, the project team would like to hear from you.

In each video—which is just over one minute long—a researcher gives a short and succinct summary of their work in everyday language that quickly gets to the heart of what they do and why it matters.

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2014 International Education Week

November 3-9, 2014

International Education Week

Join UVic's International Education Week, Nov. 3 - 9.  Find out about international opportunities, hear stories of international experiences and meet some of our international students and researchers from around the globe.  Highlights of the week include the International Opportunities Fair for students who want to learn about studying abroad, and a screening of The Dialogue, a documentary that explores the elements of meaningful intercultural dialogue and cultural identity. As part of the week, all members of the UVic Community are invited to send in their best shots from their international experience for a chance to win a $100 or $50 UVic Bookstore gift card.

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