26 November 2017: Opinion — Diversity and inclusion are moral imperatives. By Saul Klein/Times Colonist. Read more


15 November 2017: OPENCANADA.ORGThe common thread to many global challenges? Inclusion – or rather, lack thereof. The inaugural Victoria Forum, which runs November 17 to 19, promotes diversity and inclusion, and debates the challenges ahead for the global community. By Saul Klein, Sebastien Beaulieu and Adel Guitouni. Read more


30 October 2017, Victoria BC – Beyond the brand: Moving from diversity rhetoric to policy. Anna Klimbovskaia, Director of Research at RBC Royal Bank, discusses how diversity and inclusion have become essential components of the Canadian brand. In this article, Klimbovskaia challenges if Canadians are doing enough to live up to this image. Read more.


4 October 2017, Victoria BC – Developing Solutions for the Impact of Climate Change will be the Focus of Leaders at the Upcoming Victoria Forum. Sybil Seitzinger, executive director of the UVic-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and a professor in the School of Environmental Studies, has been actively involved in the planning stages for the forum. She heads up the content planning for the climate justice theme alongside industry partners Peter Robinson, retired chief executive officer of the David Suzuki Foundation, and David Miller, President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund Canada. Read more.


13 June 2017, Victoria BC –  Inaugural Victoria Forum registration opens, first key note speakers announced.

The University of Victoria and Global Affairs Canada are joining forces this November to highlight diversity and inclusion in the 21st century. The inaugural Victoria Forum brings together business leaders, visionaries, politicians, youth, and civil society leaders to stimulate new thinking and approaches for Canadians to promote diversity and inclusion at home and abroad. Read the full media release. Read more about our speakers.


13 juin 2017, Victoria CB – L’Université de Victoria et Affaires mondiales Canada s’associent au mois de novembre autour de la question de la diversité et de l’inclusion au 21e siècle. Organisé pour la première fois, le Forum de Victoria réunit des chefs d’entreprise, des visionnaires, des politiciens, des jeunes ainsi que des personnalités de la société civile pour stimuler de nouvelles idées et approches visant à inciter les Canadiens et les Canadiennes à promouvoir la diversité et l’inclusion au pays et à l’étranger. Lisez le communiqué complet. Lisez en plus sur nos conférenciers.


21 Feb. 2017, Victoria BC – Inaugural Victoria Forum Launched: The University of Victoria, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada and working with several prominent partners, is launching the inaugural Victoria Forum to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary / L’Université de Victoria, en collaboration avec Affaires mondiales Canada et de concert avec plusieurs partenaires de premier plan, lance le Forum de Victoria pour souligner le 150ème anniversaire du Canada. Read more.



University of Victoria students talk about Canada 150

Let’s talk about diversity, sustainability, sharing stories and giving back. A new UVic-produced video features student leaders talking about their hopes for Canada in the next 50 years and the contributions they aim to make to that vision.

Critical Conversations About Diversity

At the University of Victoria you’ll find a welcoming and diverse campus. Students, staff and faculty members share stories about the meaning and value of diversity, as the Provost’s Diversity Research Forum celebrates a decade of critical conversations.