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Kathryn MacLeod Director, Administrative Services 250-472-4866 kdmac@uvic.ca UVic`s family-friendly complex consists of large townhouses and apartments set on attractive landscaped grounds at the university Located at the corner of Finnerty and Sinclair Road, this residential area is comfortable for students and their families, in the immediate vicinity of daycares and schools. Our family residence includes 181 apartment and townhouse installation units, some of which are accessible for residents with disabilities. For the purposes of admission to UVic family dwellings, a family unit may be defined as one of the following: the prices of family dwellings are reviewed and approved annually by the UVic Board of Governors. For families with or without children, long-term rental is available. Units are rented annually to eligible UVic students, up to a maximum stay of five years (or fifteen consecutive semesters) per family. The university is currently considering a new student housing project that provides opportunities to implement the goals of the UVic Strategic Framework 2018-2023, which includes promoting respect and reconciliation as well as improving the housing experience for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. To achieve these goals in the project, UVic plans and advises specific reflections for landscaping, public use of cedar wood, art installations, and an Indigenous student lounge. The hope is to use the building as a means of education and to recognize the traditional countries on which the project will be located and the local indigenous communities whose relations with the land will be maintained. Since then, the ministry has developed materials on leading practices, including advisory boards, meeting places, Indigenous student housing, partnerships, transitions, mentoring, Indigenous knowledge, assessment and benchmarking – which have been verified by the B.C. Aboriginal Post-Secondary Coordinators, Indigenous Leadership Roundtable, Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Partners, First Nations Education Steering Committee and Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association.

Things to know about daily life in UVic family housing: The University of Victoria (UVic) has been offering special accommodation for Aboriginal students for the past few years, in collaboration with UVic`s Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE). This was formalized by a letter of agreement (LOA) with IACE. They offer: • Four individual student beds (in cluster housing, consisting of townhouses and four-bed apartments, two bathrooms), • Up to five family accommodations (ranging from one-bedroom three-room apartments and townhouses) dedicated to couples and students with families….