Newsletter July 5

….. News Letter Briefs ……



  • July 6th – Alt pride community festival ( 2275 Quadra Ave @1-5pm)

SOCC Meetings

  • July 9th – SOCC Collective Meeting ( SUB B020 @3pm)


Non-SOCC Meetings


Volunteer/ Jobs/ Opportunities

  • Intercultural Association – ICA Scholarship

  • Indigenous Governance – Spring Semester Classes


Things to check out

  • Intergenerational Feminist Research Project

Alt Pride Community Festival and March


“The Alt Pride Community Festical is a series of events organized in reaction against experiences of oppression during pride events/within queer communities (and a serious lack of accountability and respect when reports were made), and as a constructive action to make events for our communities that are accessible, celebratory, trans*-inclusive, free (or sliding scale from $0), and open to people of all ages.”


July 4th: Thrift Store Adventuring

July 5th: Clothing Swap + Alterations Evening

July 6th: Two Spirit, Trans*, and gq Solidarity March

July 6th: Alt Pride Community Festival


For more information on these events:


SOCC Collective Meeting


The meeting will be taking place July 9th @ 3pm in the SOCC office, located in the basement of the student union building in B020. see you then.


Intercultural Association of Victoria- Scholarship


ICA Diversity Scholarship Program – 2013

Please note: Deadline for applications is July 31, 2013

ICA is currently accepting applicants for the Diversity Scholarship Program, which recognizes the potential of students to let diversity make a difference in the Capital Region.

The Greater Victoria area is growing and now reflects a variety of ethnicities, customs, languages, beliefs, abilities, values, and talents. According to the 2006 census, 19% of Victoria’s residents are immigrants born outside of Canada. Nearly nine per cent of Victoria residents are members of a visible minority ethno-cultural group.

“ICA seeks to support the education of culturally sensitive community leaders,” says Jean McRae, ICA Executive Director. “Our scholarship program is an investment in the cultural capital of Greater Victoria.

Each year, ICA awards one $1,000 undergraduate scholarship and one $1,000 graduate scholarship for students in, or accepted into, degree programs at colleges and universities in the Greater Victoria area.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Acceptance or registration in a college or university degree program in Greater Victoria;

• Career goals directly related to helping Greater Victoria meet the challenges of diverse societies;

• Record of academic achievement;

• Record of volunteer or professional involvement in multicultural affairs or diversity education, training, or community activities; and,

• Familiarity with ICA and its mission.


Applicants should submit an application by Wednesday, July 31 to the President of the Board of Directors of the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, 930 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC  V8T 1A8.

Application letters (not exceeding 1,000 words) should discuss how the applicant’s academic program of study will prepare the applicant for a career dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and understanding and advocating for the human rights of people of all cultures. Applications should be accompanied by two letters of reference and a resume. Applications will be reviewed by the ICA Board of Directors.

Successful applicants will be notified of their award by Monday, September 2. Successful applicants agree to be featured in Tapestry, the ICA online newsletter.

To download a pdf of the scholarship announcement please click HERE.

For questions, please contact Christina Southern, Communications Coordinator, at 250-388-4728 ext. 124

Indigenous Governance Class

IGOV is offering an undergrad elective during the Winter term of 2014 that may be of
interest to your students. IGOV 382: Indigenous Resurgence will be taught by
Lahalawuts’aat (Shana Manson) and will be offered on Monday mornings.