We’re really excited for folks to return to campus and to meet all the wonderful new folks coming to UVic (Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories) this fall! You can find us out tabling with our special friend Bruce the puppy at the following dates and locations. We’ve got new stickers, information on volunteer training, consent and support workshop information and dates, and big smiles to greet you with!
Tues Sept 6, 1:30 pm – 5 pm, New Student ‘Welcome’* at the Fountain
Weds Sept 7, 10 am – 3 pm, Campus Kick-off in the Student Union Bldg
Mon Sept 12, 11 am – 2 pm, Sexualized Violence Awareness Week at the Fountain
Tues Sept 13, 11 am – 2 pm, Sexualized Violence Awareness Week at the Fountain
Thurs Sept 15 day, 11 am – 2:30 pm, Sexualized Violence Awareness Week at the Fountain
*Note: the word “welcome” has a specific meaning in the context of colonization and settlers’ presumed entitlement to Indigenous lands, bodies, and cultures. Many Indigenous peoples have processes to welcome and greet visitors and so the word has particular colonial implications when visitors (especially settlers) say “welcome” to territories that aren’t ours to welcome people to. As part of AVP working to learn and unlearn we are seeking to be more aware of how we use language, and encourage other people who are not from local nations to also be aware of this. When other mixed organizations use “welcome” in the title of an event that we are participating in, we will put it in quotation marks and include an explanation of some of the issues around how this word is used.