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Experiential Learning Fund Grant

The UVic Strategic Framework (2018-2023) highlights opportunities for transformative learning, such as Experiential Learning (EL), as a priority for supporting the personal, career and academic growth of students. Experiential Learning is essentially learning through reflecting on doing. It involves iterative cycles of concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization and active experimentation (Kolb, 1984).

Application Guidelines

The 2023 application guidelines are now available below.

Grant Deadline

Each grant will be due on January 31, 2023.

Adjudication Process

Grant committees will meet in the following 30-60 days.

Applicants Notified

Applicants will be notified by April 15, 2023.

About the Grant


The UVic Strategic Framework makes a commitment to: intensifying dynamic learning; engaging meaningfully with our external communities—locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; and promoting civic engagement and global citizenship. The Experiential Learning Fund (ELF) Grant supports these goals by providing support for Experiential Learning (EL).

The ELF Grant is an expansion of the Community-Engaged Learning Grant, which was established in 2014. It aims to: 1) increase opportunities for students to participate in experiential learning; and 2) build capacity for experiential learning at UVic. LTSI administers this grant with funding provided by the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost and the President’s Strategic Initiatives Fund.

Opportunities can include EL embedded within an on-campus course or through a course that is delivered entirely off-campus (such as a field school).

Supported Initiatives

While there are many forms of EL, the ELF Grant will support three specific areas for experiential learning: Community-Engaged Learning (CEL), Field-Based Learning (FBL) and Research-Enriched Teaching (RET) initiatives.

The ELF Grant also supports small contingency costs associated with fostering reciprocal relationships through the CEL Emergent Activities Fund. To apply for the CEL Emergent Activities Fund, a separate application form is available.

Community-Engaged Learning

Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) is a form of experiential learning and community-engaged scholarship whereby students actively engage with course content through a combination of collaborations with community and facilitated critical reflection (service-learning, project-based, knowledge exchange, research-based, etc.). A broad definition of community is intended, including geographic, government, Indigenous communities and groups, non-profit organizations, industry or other communities of interest. Go to the CEL website to learn about previous recipients and more about CEL.

Field-Based Learning

Field-Based Learning (FBL) is a form of experiential learning whereby students actively engage with course content through a combination of land, sociocultural and/or water-based experiences and facilitated critical reflection. It is often also a form of community-engaged learning. Go to the UVic Field Schools website to learn about some of UVic’s current UVic Field School offerings. Before you apply, consult the CEL Coordinator and the UVic Field Activities information for updates on field-based learning with regards to health and safety.

Research-Enriched Teaching

Research-Enriched Teaching (RET) is a form of experiential and inquiry-based learning that includes hands-on research experiences whereby students actively engage in the research process within their discipline/field. This includes opportunities for students to gain experience in planning and undertaking research or creative activity, from question identification and proposal development, through engagement in the research process or creative activity, to knowledge translation activities.

Apply for grant

Please review the guidelines below before applying to the grant.

Request a consultation

If you are considering applying for this grant, we can meet with you prior to submission to ensure that it meets the criteria. Email to book an appointment with us.

Application Process

Application Requirements

The following are the steps of the application process:

  1. Complete the grant application form following these guidelines and respecting the word limit for each item.
  2. Before you submit your application, please check off the box that says “Send me an email receipt of my responses”, then submit. You will then receive an email receipt which includes a copy of your responses (PDF). Please download the PDF file, save it and forward it to your Chair/Director or Dean (if you are a Chair/Director) for approval. Please ensure you have communicated your project proposal to them in good time for their review—following departmental/faculty guidelines for the submission of grant proposals to Chair/Director/Dean.

    3. Once you have submitted the application, you cannot edit it. If you have questions or need to make an urgent amendment, please contact the LTSI Program Coordinator.

Tip: To make sure you have a reliable record of your information before submission, we suggest you copy your responses into a separate file (or copy from a separate file into the form).

Ethics Approval Requirements

Some projects may involve the collection of data from human participants as well as experiences wherein students collect data from human participants during their coursework or other research activity (e.g., interviews, surveys, participant observation, focus groups). If such work is involved, the UVic Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) must approve the project, and the principal applicant is responsible for ensuring that ethics approval is obtained prior to data collection.


If you are unsure about the need for such approval, we urge you to consult the UVic Human Research Ethics (HRE) website and contact ethics@uvic.ca or ethicsassist@uvic.ca to discuss. You should reach out to them at the time of application; however, the approval itself is not required before the successful adjudication of a grant.

Questions to Consider

While formulating your proposal, consider the goals of your proposed project, how you plan to complete the work on it, what will be its impact on student learning, what learning experiences will be involved and how these are linked to intended learning outcomes (ILOs), how current literature informs your project, as well as the following:

What do you hope to achieve?

While describing the proposed project, state the guiding learning principles, project activities and goals. Pay particular attention to how your project plan aligns with the stated project goals. Your goals should be specific rather than general. ELF projects require a timeline to be included with the project description, as well as the detailing of who will be involved at the different stages of the project.


Which are the learning outcomes that will be delivered and supported by the proposed project?

Consider the ILOs and how the community-engaged, field-based and/or research-enriched experiences are related to these outcomes. Think of the expected benefits to the student learning experience.


Who are the partners that you are working with on the proposed project, and what kind of work is involved?

Think especially of the reciprocal relationships with project partners and the ways in which the community will benefit.


How will you share your findings with colleagues or others both within and outside the university?

We use ‘findings’ here to include any aspect of the process, knowledge gained, goals, outcomes or conceptual framing of your project. This communication can occur at any stage of the development of the project or after its completion.


We ask that successful applicants share the results of their projects at the annual Let’s Talk About Teaching event, which is coordinated by LTSI. Feel free to include this activity if you would like to share your findings in that way. Nevertheless, we also ask that you include additional ways of making your work known for the benefit of the academic and wider community.


Here are some examples of how you could share your project work. You will: share the results of the study with departmental colleagues at your annual teaching retreat; submit significant findings for presentation at discipline-specific professional conferences; share your findings with departmental colleagues at your monthly research seminar series; request that we assist you in offering a workshop through LTSI.


Other information

Is there any other information that you would like to share with members of the adjudication committee that would help them to fully appreciate your proposal? 


You will need to contextualize your proposal in relation to the relevant pedagogical literature and other activities with your community partner, as well as similar experiential learning initiatives at UVic or elsewhere. You will need to include a brief literature review of relevant scholarly and, if applicable, other works (e.g., creative research) that are relevant to the project you are In reviewing the literature, connect your work to current work in your discipline and relevant educational trends, and mention how these will inform your own project. 

Project Funding for Grants

Grant funding for any project in a given budget year is a maximum of $7,500. The intent behind this limit is to distribute financial support across meritorious proposals (preferably in a diversity of Faculties, Departments and Schools) in order to maximize direct benefits to a wide range of student learners.

Budget and Accounting Requirements

Consider how the project budget will be spent and describe exactly how much will be spent doing what; provide a justification for each item. The sustainability of the project is an important criterion. Continuation of the project in post-grant years should not be dependent on continued grant funding. Think of whether a project is independent, has or requires funding from additional sources, or whether it is the first in a series of planned projects which may require funding from other sources after the completion of the currently proposed project. Please indicate clearly.


Eligible expenses

Eligible expenses include but are not limited to:

  • paying undergraduate, graduate or other research assistants (RAs). Individuals who hope to be hired on the grant as RAs should not be listed as the applicant or a co-applicant;
  • teaching release time (see details under Application Approval). Note that normally teaching release time is only available to the main applicant;
  • engaging outside consultants that are essential to the successful completion of the grant. If you are requesting such a budget item, please explain the value of this work for the grant. Note that copyright for “products” of work undertaken on behalf of the project is subject to the Copyright Compliance and Administration Policy (IM7310);
  • travel that is necessary for completion of essential components of the project; and,
  • fees to participate in relevant training and workshops to support project goals.

The adjudication committee will consider the eligibility of expenses and may, upon approval or conditional approval of the grant, recommend alterations to the budget.


Research Assistant Salaries

If the grant application is successful, you must adhere to all university policies and procedures, including those pertaining to wage rates, vacation pay, and appropriate benefits. Please consult the Human Resources CUPE 4163 salary schedule (Component 1 & 2) TA Appendix – Academic & Scientific Assistants, for current rates.


Note that vacation pay of 4% is to be computed on the wage rate; and that benefits pay (currently 11.85%) is computed on the wage rate + vacation pay. Please indicate the hourly salary, vacation pay and benefits, the number of hours requested and the type of activity to be carried out as requested in the application form and budget template therein. You may contact the LTSI Program Coordinator if you have further questions.


Also note that, when paying salaries, grantees need to indicate the basic salary rate on payroll forms. The payroll forms fill in the vacation automatically. The eventual sum paid out of the grant also includes benefits, which are not calculated for the employer/grantee to see. It is therefore important that, for the purpose of the grant application, you calculate (use the budget template included in the application form) and request the total amount that will be needed if the grant is approved.


Sample Budget

Here is a complete sample budget:

A RA will be hired to assist with the information-gathering process and the design of the learning modules.


May-Aug 2021 (Note the change in current rates)
• 14 hrs: Create survey to gather information from external stakeholders; analyze data
• 6 hrs: Meet with Elders to learn how Indigenous peoples perceive health and physical activity. Provide honorarium and gifts.
• 10 hrs: Conduct 2 focus group interviews (on Zoom) with interested stakeholders
• 21 hrs: Complete transcription and data analysis to identify key learning themes
Total: 51 hrs at $31.52/hr = $1,607.52


Sept-Dec 2021
• 7 hrs: Finalize ILOs for learning modules
• 28 hrs: Develop learning strategies and assessment tools that align with ILOs and abide by principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Total: 35 hrs at $32.17/hr = $1,125.95 [the basic rate of $27.65 is used in this example]


Jan-May 2022
• Implement learning modules in course
• 7 hrs: Survey students’ perspectives on the course materials; analyze data
• 14 hrs: Adjust module content as necessary
Total: 21 hrs at $32.17/hr = $675.57

Total Budget Request: $3,409.04

Ineligible expenses

Applicants and co-applicants may not use grant funds for the following:

  • To be reimbursed for work related to the grant;
  • To employ Teaching Assistants for timetabled courses (Teaching Assistantships are part of the academic planning of faculties). Students can only be employed as RAs for research towards and development or implementation of an awarded project;
  • To purchase equipment or supplies normally supplied by the University;
  • To use commercial services (other than those stated in the list of eligible expenses);
  • To cover costs of academic work, such as journal subscriptions; and,
  • To cover costs of registration for, or travel to, academic conferences for attendance or the dissemination of project work as these may be covered through Professional Development or other UVic funds.

Note that:

  • Where work with Indigenous Elders is involved, there are specific UVic protocols of acknowledgment and reimbursement. You need to consider these when you formulate your proposal. While it is possible for a grant to cover part of that reimbursement under eligible expenses (see above), you may not be able to rely solely on the grant, and funds must be sought from other sources;
  • Funds used for items other than those listed in the approved application budget must be pre-approved by the LTSI Executive Director (contact the LTSI Program Coordinator);
  • Once a grant is approved, a budget can only be modified through written approval by LTSI. A new budget will have to be submitted based on eligible expenses and to the limit of the approved amount, explaining the modifications, i.e., the initially approved amount cannot change; and,
  • In the application form use the ‘Other’ category to indicate all expenses which are mentioned in the main ‘eligible expenses’ list. Include any expenses related to Indigenous protocols, unless these are paid as salaries.

Application Approval

The Chair/Director/Dean’s support for the project indicates three things:


1. Confirmation of departmental/unit support for this application, including a commitment to project completion. Note that, where teaching release is requested, the maximum amount from a grant that can be used for that purpose is $5,000, and that the principal applicant’s home unit is responsible for supplementing any remaining funds towards course release.


2. Understanding that, if the grant is approved, the principal applicant’s home unit will be contacted by LTSI and will be asked to assign a distinct account to the principal applicant to be used solely for approved budget items related to the grant, and LTSI will have viewing privileges on the account to monitor expenditures. If the project requires ethics approval (see Ethics Approval Requirements), we will transfer funding to the grant account only after we receive an e-copy of the ethics approval from the HREB.


3. Commitment, along with the recipient, to assume responsibility for any deficits accrued in the recipient’s grant account.


Where there are multiple proposals from the same unit, we may ask the Dean, Chair or Director to prioritize these proposals within the context of the strategic directions of the faculty, department or school.

Assistance for Completing Your Proposal

We highly recommend that you arrange for at least one consultation on your proposal well in advance of the proposal deadline. The CEL Coordinator is pleased to provide advice and consultation at both the proposal and the grant implementation stage. 


Note that LTSI can assist with, among other things: how to define and write intended learning outcomes; how to conduct a focus group; examples of learning principles; principles of UDL; how to provide effective formative feedback to students.


Depending on the nature of the project, LTSI may recommend consultation with other campus partners, such as Equity and Human Rights (EQHR), the Library, Student Affairs, University Systems, or LTSI’s Technology Integrated Learning (TIL) unit.



 Additional Resources

Post-Application Process

Proposal Adjudication

After the proposal deadline, all applications will be screened to ensure that the proposals are complete and appropriate to the grant. If the grant facilitator, in consultation with the LTSI Executive Director, concludes that a proposal is a better fit for one of the other learning and teaching grants, the principal applicant will be contacted prior to final adjudication.


All applicants will be notified of the adjudication decision by email.


If a grant is successful, the adjudication panel may, on occasion, propose modifications to the budget. The principal applicant will be notified of any recommendations for modification along with the panel’s decision. Also note that grant recipients do not always receive the entirety of requested funds.


Where available funds allow, adjudication committees reserve the right for conditional approval of a grant if the project aligns with the adjudication criteria in all but the budget or a specific component of the grant. In this case, the provisional grantee will be contacted with recommendations for modifications; final approval will be granted once the committee’s recommendations have been addressed.


Please note: One grant each year will be held for a qualifying project focused on engagement with Indigenous communities (if no qualifying projects are submitted, this grant will be released to general qualifying applicants).

Grant Criteria

General criteria for LTSI Learning and Teaching grants include: clarity and specificity of pedagogical principles to be applied to the planned materials towards courses, programs, curricula, or learning resources; the extent to which the Learning and Teaching grant goals are meaningfully reflected into the proposed project; the potential impact of the project on the student learning experience; the location of the project in current scholarly and creative work, and post-secondary educational trends; and the project’s feasibility and sustainability within the timeframe and budget presented.


The following criteria will be assessed in all ELF Grant Applications:


Accountability and Sustainability
  • A comprehensive budget (detailing requested funds and how funds will be used);
  • How the proposed project is feasible within the timeframe and budget presented; and,
  • How financial sustainability (for future iterations of the EL experience) will be achieved.
  • The overall goal and purpose of the project and EL opportunity;
  • The types of reflection and assessment that will be used to enhance student learning through the proposed EL opportunity;
  • The amount of class time dedicated, the significance of the activity, and/or the availability of similar EL opportunities or EL supports;
  • How the EL opportunity is tied to module, course and/or program ILOs;
  • How many students will benefit from the EL opportunity or support;
  • How impacts to learners and community (where applicable) will be measured; and,
  • How the project will be shared for the capacity building of others.
  • How the project and the associated EL experience relates to pedagogical literature, other EL experiences, and/or existing endeavours with community.

The following criteria will be assessed in ELF Grant Applications wherein there is community engagement:


Respect and Reciprocity
  • The relationship with community as pertaining to the proposed endeavour; and,
  • How respect and reciprocity will be fostered throughout the project, including a clear and realistic description of intended community benefit.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants who have not yet received an ELF Grant.

Adjudication Committee

Adjudication committees for LTSI Learning and Teaching grants may include faculty members, sessional instructors, librarians, previous grantees, student representatives and LTSI staff at the level of Director from the area most relevant to each grant. The ELF adjudication committee is facilitated by the CEL Coordinator.

Grant Awardee Commitments

The following are regular responsibilities of the awardees of ELF Grants:


Join a Peer Group of Grant Recipients

A secondary goal of the ELF Grant is to foster the community of multi-disciplinary faculty members participating in experiential learning. We hope to build on the success and lessons learned through these projects to inform the broader scholarly community at UVic about the value of experiential learning and further support the development of ELF research and engagement. Accordingly, we ask that successful applicants show their commitment by participating in occasional update meetings with other awardees. Invitations will be sent once the dates are finalized. An example of such an opportunity is attendance in a one-hour project progression workshop with other ELF Grant recipients to share goals, questions, principles, and achievements. We also ask that successful applicants share, as appropriate, materials developed (e.g., syllabi and assignment descriptions) and lessons learned from the ELF Grant project.


  • Submit an online Progress Report by March 31 of the calendar year following receipt of the grant, regardless of whether or not the project has been completed:
    • Summarize the progress, challenges and successes of the project to date.
  • Grant completion: The grant facilitator will be reaching out to you to have a brief verbal conversation after the March 31st completion date of your project, two years after receiving the grant funds. The purpose of this end-of-grant meeting will be to facilitate you to:
    • summarize the project, regardless of whether or not the project has been; and,
    • discuss the project and associated budget based on project and grant goals.

If a project should require more time, it would be necessary to request approval of an extension from the LTSI Executive Director (please contact the LTSI Program Coordinator). On expiry of the grant, any remaining funds will be returned to LTSI for redistribution in future competitions.


  • Kolb, D. A. (1984). Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development (Vol. 1). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Past Recipients


Course Design/Redesign (CDR) Grants

  • Julia Baum, Department of Biology
    Coastal Climate Solutions: Interdisciplinary Training to Prepare Canada’s Next Generation of Climate Leaders ($7,500)
  • Jennifer Gruno, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education
    Deconstructing colonialism and de-centering unequal colonial knowledge structures in Physical and Health Education Teacher Education [PHETE] ($3,482.74)
  • Kimball Ketsa, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
    Increasing the Representation of Inclusive Education – Gender Equality (Transgender and Gender Diverse Students) Pedagogy into the Managerial Accounting Curricula ($5,629.75)
  • Scott McIndoe, Department of Chemistry
    MoleculAR: An Augmented Reality App For Chemical Visualizations ($6,304)

Experiential Learning Fund (ELF) Grants

  • Kris Dubrawski, Department of Geography and Department of Civil Engineering
    Designing a new GEOG field course; “Ecological design for climate resilient communities” ($7,500)
  • Gillian Krezoski, Department of Geography
    Karst Landscapes – A systems approach examining humans, climate, hydrology, biology, and geology in this important and sensitive three-dimensional landscape ($7,500)
  • Erin McGuire, Department of Anthropology
    Beyond the surface: Using in-the-field training to apply remote sensing strategies to a community cemetery problem ($7,500)
  • Helga Thorson, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
    Reimagining the Holocaust I-Witness Field school. Innovating experiential learning opportunities for students and communities post-COVID ($7,500)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grants

  • Gillian Calder, Faculty of Law
    The Importance of Creativity, Empathy and Imagination to Legal Education in Canada ($6,888)


Anti-Racism Initiative (ARI) Grants

  • Rita Dhamoon, Department of Political Science
    Program and Course Development: Critical Studies of Race, Colonialism, and Liberation ($4,536.80)
  • Laura Minet, Department of Civil Engineering 
    Transportation accessibility and equity, environmental justice and anti-racism practices for transportation engineers ($7,434)  

Course Design/Redesign (CDR) Grants

  • Dillon Chrimes, School of Health Information Science Redesign course for eICU dataset from MIT to dashboards for decision making and improved electronic records ($5,904) 
  • Marlea Clarke, Department of Political Science 
    Fast fashion and the circular economy: engagement, ethical consumption and the global clothing industry ($2,790) 
  • Valerie D’Erman, Department of Political Science 
    New course design for: “The Politics of Debt” ($1,550) 
  • Cliff Haman, Department of Visual Arts 
    Teaching Resource Development Project to facilitate consistent delivery of imaging fundamentals across multiple courses ($4,893.34) 
  • Adam Krawitz, Department of Psychology 
    PSYC 451C: Computational Beauty of Mind ($2,732.80)
  • Kristin Lane, School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education 
    Identify and Develop Learning Modules on Cultural Safety and Humility for the Kinesiology Program ($3,852.28) 
  • Felix Pretis, Department of Economics 
    Re-design of “Climate Economics, ECON 383” to Reflect Latest Climate Science and Economics ($4,314) 
  • John Volpe, School of Environmental Studies
    Environmental Data Visualization for Multiple Variables ($3,216) 
  • Ben Pin-Yun Wang, Department of Pacific and Asian Studies 
    Increasing Engagement Through Peer-Based Instruction in an Introductory Course on Chinese Language and Linguistics ($2,573.60) 
  • Camille Zimmer, Department of Civil Engineering 
    Updating environmental engineering laboratory activities: towards better alignment with current industry practice ($5,000) 

Experiential Learning Fund (ELF) Grants

  • Pierre-Luc Landry, Department of French 
    Children’s and young adult literature, cultural mediation, and care relationships: breaking silos, mobilizing knowledge, and learning through community service ($1,750) 
  • Nigel Mantou Lou, Department of Psychology 
    Applying the psychology of immigration to real-world immigrant communities using a community-engaged learning approach ($7,500) 
  • Darcy Mathews, School of Environmental Studies 
    The UVic Living Lab Lekwungen Ethnoecology and Archaeology Project (LEAP 2022) (7,500) 
  • Reuben Rose-Redwood, Faculty of Social Sciences/Department of Geography 
    Developing an Interdisciplinary Certificate Program in Community Engagement ($7,500) 
  • Deondre Smiles, Department of Geography
    Indigenous Geographies of Vancouver Island: An experiential, geospatial learning experience ($3,500)
  • Brian Thom, Department of Anthropology
    Space, Place, Knowledge, Power: A graduate research seminar of experiential, place-based, community engaged learning ($7,500)
  • Sarah Wiebe, School of Public Administration
    Indigenous Prosperity and Community Development: Place-Based Learning with Songhees and Malahat Nations during the Masters of Community Development Summer Residency ($7,500) 

    Open Educational Resource (OER) Grant

    • Ilamparithi Thirumarai Chelvan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
      Creating an open textbook for ECE365 (Applied Electronics and Electrical Machines) course ($7,500) 
    • Gerry Ferguson, Faculty of Law 
      Global Corruption: Law, Theory and Practice ($7,500) 
    • Sara Humphreys, Academic and Technical Writing Program (ATWP) 
      The Why Write Project: An Anti-Racist Writing Guide for Instructors and Students at the University of Victoria ($7,500) 
    • Valerie Irvine, Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Technology 
      Internet Radio for Open Community Engagement ($7,500) 
    • Alexandra (Sasha) Kovacs, Department of Theatre 
      Theatre Artist Interview and Reflection Podcast: Theatre History IV Companion Podcast ($7,297) 
    • Adam Krawitz, Department of Psychology 
      decidables: Explorable Explanations of Decision Making ($3,531) 
    • Lijun Zhang, Department of Economics 
      Adaptation of OpenStax Textbook in Econ 104: Canadian Contents ($7,477)

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grants

    • Ilamparithi Thirumarai Chelvan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
      Does a style checklist matter? Improving students’ sentence level expression in electrical engineering course ($4,537) 
    • Jane Gair, Division of Medical Sciences, Island Medical Program 
      The impacts of online teaching during COVID-19 on teacher-student, student-student relationships and student learning ($4,500) 
    • Tatiana Gounko, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies Assessing Impact of the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE) Graduate Program ($6,594.85) 
    • Violeta Iosub, Department of Chemistry 
      Learning analytics in introductory organic chemistry during COVID-19: insights into student engagement with online content ($3,567.74) 
    • Scott McIndoe, Department of Chemistry 
      Captioned videos for reinforcement of in-lab learning ($6,200) 
    • Andrew Murray, Academic and Technical Writing Program (ATWP)/English 
      ATWP 101-ATWP 135 Stretch Course Pilot ($3,205) 
    • Simon Pek, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 
      Integrating Deliberative Pedagogy into the Business School Curriculum ($6,820) 
    • Matthew Pollard, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies 
      The effect of content-based teaching on learner motivation in second-year German ($3,627) 
    • Colette Smart, Department of Psychology 
      Enhancing Cognitive, Emotional, and Ideological Resilience in Psychology Undergraduates ($2,862.24) 

    Strategic Initiative Indigenous (SI-I) Grants

    • Gwendolyn Gosek, School of Social Work 
      Understanding mental health policy and practice from a decolonial and anti-oppressive perspective ($7,000) 
    • Dawn Smith, Indigenous Governance 
      ĆȺ,I ȻENTOL ÁTOL (work together respectfully) ($7,500) 
    • Suzanne Urbanczyk, Department of Linguistics 
      Developing a Professional Specialization Certificate in Indigenous Language Documentation and Revitalization ($7,441.50) 

    Strategic Initiative International (SI-INT) Grants

    • Kerstin Heilgenberg, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 
      The impact of Racial Microaggressions on Team Work ($1,286.80)
    • Dan Russek, Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies
      Soccer, Society and Culture in the Hispanic World: a New Online Course ($4,750) 


    Anti-Racism Initiative (ARI) Grants 

    • Arif Babul, Department of Physics and Astronomy
      History of Physics and Astronomy: Redressing the European Male-centric Narrative ($5,580)
    • Mark Bridge, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
      Commerce 402 / Commerce 302 – Anti-Discrimination and Racism Case Presentation Studies ($2,400)
    • Jane Butterfield, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
      Dismantling an exclusionary perspective, and building a multicultural approach, to the history of mathematics ($7,480)
    • Zhongping Chen, Department of History
      Everyday Racism against Ethnic Chinese on Vancouver Island, 1858-1947 ($7,466)
    • Darlene Clover, Department Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
      ED-D 591 Anti-Oppression Education and Activism ($5,869)
    • Dzifa Dorduno, School of Nursing
      Supporting anti-racism learning of nursing students  ($7,500)
    • Tom Gleeson, Department of Civil Engineering
      Developing a new teaching module on environmental justice and racism in hydrology and civil engineering ($7,430)
    • Aditi Gupta, UVic Libraries
      Developing an open toolkit for inclusive pedagogy in library instruction and consultation ($7,208)
    • Yin-Man Lam, Department of Anthropology
      Presenting alternative perspectives on African archaeology in the classroom ($4,944)
    • Kerry Robertson, Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Teacher Education
      An Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative in Teacher Education ($7473.24)

    Course Design/Redesign (CDR) Grants 

    • Julia Baum, Department of Biology
      Transforming BIOL 466 (Frontiers in Marine Biology) ($1,823.40)
    • Alexandra Branzan Albu, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Integration of a case study component in ECE 399-Design Project 1 ($2,491.98)
    • Curran Crawford, Department of Mechanical Engineering
      Wind Energy Systems (MECH 444-547) Lab Redesign ($1,944.96)
    • Natalie Frandsen, School of Public Health and Social Policy
      Bachelor of Arts in Health and Community Services Course Renewal: Toward Decolonization of PHSP Curriculum ($3,023.20)
    • Thomas Froese, Department of Civil Engineering
      Developing Learning Modules To Support The Civil Engineering Sustainable Design Spine ($5,000)
    • Kerstin Heilgenberg, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
      New Course design for Com 450 Advanced Business Communication – formative feedback and assessment ($1,215.60)
    • Jianping Pan, Department of Computer Science
      Improving the introductory Computer Networks course, labs and tutorials at UVic ($3,646.80)
    • Viviene Temple, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education
      Development of EPHE 345 Health Education for Children and Youth ($3,420)
    • Jin-Sun Yoon, School of Child and Youth Care
      Decolonizing Praxis Across Core Courses ($5,000) 

    Experiential Learning Fund (ELF) Grants

    • Sophia Carodenuto, Department of Geography
      Indigenous Environmental Stewardship: Shared Community Learning on the Pathway to Reconciliation ($4,500)
    • Louise Chim, Department of Psychology
      Integrating applied labs to a statistical methods course in psychology ($2,378)
    • Caetano Dorea, Department of Civil Engineering
      WASH Study Tour ($7,500)
    • Jennifer Gruno, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education
      Community engaged, research-enriched, and field based learning for nature-based physical activity in a fourth year education course ($2,782)
    • Fraser Hof, Department of Chemistry
      Coupling Professional Development with Community and Indigenous Engagement in a Capstone Chemistry Experience ($7,500)
    • Daniel Hogg, Department of Writing
      Making Media in the Real World: Applied theory & technique in digital media production ($3,246)
    • Ambreen Hussaini, Department of Art History and Visual Studies
      Exploring “Sacred” Art and Architecture through Experiential Learning ($3,555)
    • Chase Joynt, Department of Gender Studies
      Feminist Art Field School ($1,000)
    • Pierre-Luc Landry, Department of French
      Global French Connections: Discovering and Showcasing the Francophone World Through Experiential Learning ($2,775)
    • Tim Lilburn, Department of Writing
      Designing and delivering the class “Land and Language/Settling the Mind in Wilderness” ($1,500)
    • Shanne McCaffrey, School of Child and Youth Care
      Circling Toward Community Wellness ($3,500)
    • Kirk McNally, School of Music
      Instrumental Study: An experiential learning project between Cordova Bay Records and UVic sound recording students ($2,500)
    • Bruce Ravelli, Department of Sociology
      Before, during and after: A case study of community-engagement ($7,500)
    • Nilanjana Roy, Department of Economics
      Accessible and inclusive outbound student mobility programs: identifying systemic barriers for students with disabilities and Indigenous students ($7,500)
    • Nancy Shackelford, School of Environmental Studies
      University of Victoria Ecological Restoration Resources Portal (UVic ERRP) ($6,500)

    Open Educational Resource (OER) Grant

    • Sara Humphreys, Department of English, Academic and Technical Writing Program
      Why Write?: A Guide for Advanced Student Researchers in Canada ($7,257) 

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grants 

    • Catherine Costigan, Department of Psychology
      The Psychology of Diversity: Evaluation of a new pedagogical approach to teaching about diversity ($2,471.20)
    • Katherine Elvira, Department of Chemistry
      Does a group project to critically review a journal publication increase the critical thinking skills of second year chemistry students? ($5,000)
    • David Medler, Department of Psychology
      Developing an R Shiny App to Teach Statistics ($2,810)
    • Janice Niemann, Department of English
      Redesigning English Candidacy Exams ($2,229.75) 

    Strategic Initiative Indigenous (SI-I) Grants 

    • Douglas Stuart, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
      Decolonizing the Financial Management Curriculum: Integrating Indigenous Perspectives into Taxation for Managers ($3,240)
    • Pierre-Luc Landry, Department of French
      Teaching Indigenous Francophone Literatures in Canada and Beyond: De-Centering Lecture-Oriented Learning Strategies ($3,647)


    Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) Grants

    • Louise Chim, Department of Psychology
      When will I use statistics after I graduate? Using a community engaged learning approach to apply statistics to a real-world psychological question ($3,700)
    • Misao Dean, Department of English
      A Colonial Library ($2,500)
    • Valerie Irvine, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
      Open Learning Pathways Project ($5,000)
    • Pierre-Luc Landry, Department of French
      Designing a children’s literature course through experiential learning and community-engaged learning: rising up to the challenges faced by the Francophone communities in Canada ($2,500)
    • Helen Monkman, School of Health Information Science
      Increasing Alignment Between Employer Needs, Co-op Compentencies, and Curricula for Health Information Science ($5,000)
    • Maureen Ryan, School of Nursing
      Instilling Service-Based Learning through the BSN program ($5,000)
    • Crystal Tremblay, Department of Geography
      Salish Sea Hub: Addressing the United Nations SDG’s through Community-based Research ($5,600)
    • Jennifer Wise, Department of Theatre
      Victoria’s Multicultural Past: A Site-specific Community Play ($5,000)

    Course Design/Redesign (CDR) Grants

    • Sally Brenton-Haden, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
      Redesigning “ED-D 415 Level B Assessment and Instructional Programming” (Professional Specialization Certificate in Special Education) ($4,148)
    • Deborah Campbell, Department of Writing
      Professional Writing Career Resource Kit for WRIT 102 ($4,926.90)
    • Jürgen Ehlting, Department of Biology
      Modernizing BIOL362 (Techniques in Molecular Biology) ($4,394)
    • Alison Gerlach, School of Child and Youth Care
      Redesigning the Early Years Specialization Stream: School of Child & Youth Care ($4,394)
    • Allyson Hadwin, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
      The science of successful learning and motivation ($4,394)
    • Jordan Hanson, School of Music
      MUS 108 African Hand Drumming Course Redesign ($4,115)
    • Violeta Iosub, Department of Chemistry
      Implementation of tutorials in a bioorganic chemistry course to facilitate and integrate student learning ($4,686)
    • Alexandra (Sasha) Kovacs, Department of Theatre
      Building a Canadian Theatre Atlas for THEA414 ($4,833)
    • Madeleine McPherson, Department of Civil Engineering
      Redesign of CIVE 315 Environmental Policy ($4,394)
    • Ulf Schuetze, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
      Grammar review and retold (German language program) ($3,578)
    • Karena Shaw, School of Environmental Studies
      Building a solutions-based curriculum to counter environmental anxiety and despair ($5,000)
    • Brian Starzomski, School of Environmental Studies
      Interdisciplinary Data Science Accessibility: Course Redesign for ES 482/582 (Introduction to Data Analysis) ($4,686) 

    Field-Based Learning (FBL) Grants

    • Gillian Krezoski, Department of Geography
      Advanced methods in Geomorphology: Coastal Geonorphology ($5,000)
    • Darcy Mathews, School of Environmental Studies
      The UVic Living Lab Lekwungen Ethnoecology and Archaeology Project (LEAP) ($5,000)
    • Iain McKechnie, Department of Anthropology
      2020 UVic Archaeological field school in Tseshaht territory in Barkley Sound ($5,000)
    • Crystal Tremblay, Department of Geography
      Enhancing field-based learning: indigenous sovereignty and resource governance ($5,000)

    Open Educational Resource (OER) Grants

    • Trefor Bazett, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
      Adapting an OER Differential Equations Textbook for Math 204 ($5,000)
    • Jane Butterfield, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
      Pre-calculus Review Workbook ($3,250)
    • Christopher Eagle, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
      Open-access text for Math 110 ($5,000)
    • Allyson Hadwin, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
    • Learning to self-regulate learning: Strategies for optimizing learning, motivation, and socio-emotional success at university ($2,500)
    • Sara Humphreys, Academic and Technical Writing Program
      Academic Writing for Undergraduate and Graduate Students ($2,250)
    • Viloeta Iosub, Department of Chemistry
      Development of a Spectroscopy Tool ($5,000)
    • Quentin Mackie, Department of Anthropology
      Introductory Archaeology: An Open Access Textbook ($5,000)
    • Kieka Mynhardt, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
      Somme Sonder Sukkel ($5,000)
    • Lijun Zhang, Department of Economics
      Adaptation of OpenStax Textbook in Econ 104 ($5,000)

    Research-Enriched Teaching (RET) Grants

    • David Gifford, Department of Visual Arts
      Devices to Understand Colour ($2,500) 
    • Michael Reed, Department of Medieval Studies
      Victoria’s Medievalism Mapping Project ($2,500)  

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grants

    • Ilamparithi Thirumarai Chelvan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Will a checklist prompt students to self-reflect to improve their technical writing? ($4,979)
    • Ralph Evins, Department of Civil Engineering
      Assessing interactive tools to aid understanding of interactions in building design ($6,000)
    • Tatiana Gounko, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
      Facilitating and Sustaining Graduate Students’ Learning in an Academic Writing Course ($4,979)
    • Dennis Hore, Department of Chemistry
      Introducing Interteaching to an Instrumental Analysis Chemistry Course ($4,090)
    • Clayton Jevne, Department of Theatre
      Further Training of Acting Students to Reconcile Discrepancies Between Representation of Human Communicative Behaviour and Actual Human Communicative Behaviour ($2,737)
    • Julia Rochtchina, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
      Emotional components in Kahoot! Russian Grammar Quizzes: Towards Better Learning Outcomes? ($4,286)
    • Paul Schure, Department of Economics
      What is the Best Way to Integrate Course Assignments? ($2,081)
    • Colette Smart, Department of Psychology
      Enhancing Self-Regulatory Capacity in First Year Undergraduate Psychology Students – A Feasibility and Efficacy Study ($4,979)
    • Helga Thorson, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
      The Effects of Holocaust Education on Defying Hatred in the Community: Field School Versus Classroom-Based Learning ($4,979)

    Strategic Initiative Indigenous (SI-I) Grants

    • Warwick Dobson, Department of Theatre
      Theatre for education: Re-examining the child welfare system ($5,000)
    • Natalie Frandsen, School of Public Health and Social Policy
      Decolonization within the School of Public Health and Social Policy (PHSP) through Celebration of Indigenous Ways of Knowing ($5,000)
    • Lisa Kahaleole Hall, Indigenous Studies
      Being A Good Guest in the Place You Are Now: Local Indigenous Knowledges ($5,000)
    • Patrick Lozar, Department of History
      Decolonizing Settler Societies ($3,500)
    • Brent Mainprize, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
      Engaging Aboriginal Generation of Leaders and Entrepreneurs (EAGLE) Part 3 ($5,000)
    • Anita Prest, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
      Decolonizing and Indigenizing music education through teachings of the grandmother drum: Examining educational modelling process and outcomes ($4,300)
    • Carmen Rodriguez de France, Indigenous Education
      One Song At a Time: Exploring Reconciliation in an Elementary School ($5,000)

    Strategic Initiative International (SI-INT) Grants

    • Deborah Curran, Faculty of Law and School of Environmental Studies
      Internationalizing Clinical and Community-Based Learning: Building Partnerships for the Environmental Law Centre and Environmental Solutions Courses ($4,932)
    • Philip Dearden, Department of Geography
      Sustaining Geography Field Studies in Africa ($5,000)
    • Moustapha Fall, Department of French
      French 265 Connections Course ($5,000)
    • Laura Parisi, Department of Gender Studies
      Field School: Critical Approaches to Gender, Empowerment, and International Development ($4,967)


    Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) Grants

    • Dennis Hore, Department of Chemistry
      Community Engaged Research Experience for Science Undergraduates
    • Iain McKechnie, Department of Anthropology
      Tseshaht Community Participation in 2019 UVic Archaeological field school
    • Carmen Rodriguez de France, Indigenous Education
      Drawing Possibility: Learning about ourselves through the arts
    • Kathy Sanford, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
      Community Engaged Learning Networking Opportunities
    • Jordan Stanger-Ross, Department of History
      Canada’s Internment Era: A Field School
    • Audrey Yap, Department of Philosophy
      Conceptions of Justice and Engaged Pedagogy

    Course Design/Redesign (CDR) Grants

    • Astrid Brousselle, School of Public Administration
      SPA 2017 Academic Review Curriculum Renewal: MACD and MPA Campus programs
    • Kathryn Chan, Faculty of Law
      Enhancing Student Learning of the “Religion” in “Law and Religion”
    • Silvia Colás Cardona, Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies
      Redesign of SPAN 485A City on Film: Barcelona Under Construction
    • Deborah Curran, Faculty of Law and School of Environmental Studies
      Curriculum Renewal for the Environmental Law Clinic
    • Stacey Fitzsimmons, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
      #BlackLivesMatter #MeToo: Diversity and inclusion initiatives that work
    • Sara Humphreys, Academic Writing Requirement Program/Department of English
      Revitalizing ENGL135 Academic Reading and Writing
    • Travis Martin, Department of Physics and Astronomy
      Physics of Science Fiction
    • Madeleine McPherson, Department of Civil Engineering
      Development of the new 4th year elective course ‘Energy Systems Decarbonization’
    • Tara Ney, School of Public Administration
      Collaborative governance in the 21st Century
    • Laura Parisi, Department of Gender Studies
      Online with GNDR 100
    • Charles Perin, Department of Computer Science
      Student-centred learning approach to teaching information visualization
    • Felix Pretis, Department of Economics
      Redesigning ‘Applied Econometrics (ECON345)’ to be based on the free & open-source statistical software R
    • CindyAnn Rose-Redwood, Department of Geography
      Changing the Content and Pedagogy of World Regional Geography
    • Ulf Schuetze, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies
      Redesign of Advanced German language courses GMST 301 and GMST 302 

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grants

    • Laura Cowen, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
      Evaluating the effect of review process on student performance
    • Sandra Gibbons, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education
      Implementing Nature Based Physical Activity in Physical and Health Education Teacher Education
    • Tatiana Gounko, Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
      Designing Activity Forms to Facilitate Graduate Students’ Learning in an Academic Writing Course
    • Brent Mainprize, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
      Engaging Aboriginal Generation of Leaders and Entrepreneurs (EAGLE) Part 1
    • Rowan Shaw, Centre for Accessible Learning
      Self-set Goals for Students Accessing Learning Support Services
    • Lijun Zhang, Department of Economics
      Active Learning by Making Questions

    Strategic Initiative Indigenous (SI-I) Grants

    • Sandrina de Finney, School of Child and Youth Care
      Wise Pathways: Supporting Indigenous Transitions from Undergraduate to Graduate Education Through Indigenous Pedagogies
    • Sara Humphreys, Department of English
      Indigenizing a Classroom Edition of Mourning Dove’s Cogewea: The Half-Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range
    • Rebecca Johnson, Faculty of Law
      Integrating Indigenous Law into the Law School Curriculum: Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #28
    • D. Leanne Kelly, School of Nursing
      Creating Fertile Ground
    • Tim Lilburn, Department of Writing
      Settling the Mind in Wilderness: Land and Language
    • Brent Mainprize, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
      Engaging Aboriginal Generation of Leaders and Entrepreneurs (EAGLE) Part 2
    • Anne Marshall, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies/Counselling
      Indigenizing Undergraduate 417 and 418 Counselling courses
    • Iain McKechnie, Department of Anthropology
      Tseshaht Community Participation in 2018 UVic Archaeological field school
    • Anita Prest, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
      Critical Indigenous and arts-based service learning for transformational learning and greater cultural competence in teacher education programs
    • Tim Richards, Faculty of Law
      The Amicus Academic Support Research Study to Enhance Student Learning 

    Strategic Initiative Learning Without Borders (SI-LWB) Grants

    • Ilamparithi Thirumarai Chelvan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Integrating simulation studies as a part of ELEC 488 course
    • Tatiana Gounko, Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
      Internationalizing Curricular using Information and Communication Technologies
    • Dan Russek, Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies 
      Latin American Cities (Buenos Aires/Havana/Mexico City): a new online course 


    Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) Grants

    • Daniela Damian, Department of Computer Science
      Re-Design for CEL Sustainability: Scaling up a critical skill software engineering course in collaboration with Victoria software industry
    • Donna Feir, Department of Economics
      Supporting Reconciliation through Community-Engaged Learning: Developing a community-led project for students in economics
    • Rebecca Gagan, Department of English
      The Humanities in Action: Undergraduate community-engagement course
    • David Leach, Department of Writing
      AGGV Community Creative Writing Studio
    • Kathy Sanford, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
      Lessons to action! Community and Campus Creating Meaningful Experiential Learning Opportunities
    • Elizabeth Vibert, Department of History
      Acting Otherwise: Material memory of historical injustice and community resistance

    Course Design/Redesign (CDR) Grants

    • Marco Cozzi, Department of Economics
      Adopting (and adapting) modern computational tools in Economics
    • Teresa Dawson, Department of Geography
      Course Redesign: Landscapes of the Heart (Geography 469/391)
    • Rebecca Johnson, Faculty of Law
      Integrating Indigenous Law in the First Year Curriculum: Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #28 (A Redesign of Law 106: The Legal Process)
    • Elliott Lee, Department of Psychology
      Podcasting Mental Health and Well-Being
    • Matt Pollard, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies
      Redesigning Second-Year German (GMST 201 and GMST 202)
    • Ulf Schuetze, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies
      Redesign of GMST 405: Reading, Grammar and Translation
    • James Tanaka, Department of Psychology
      Developing a new course on the “Psychology of Human Diversity
    • Jun Tian, Department of Pacific & Asian Studies
      Acquisition of Chinese-as-an-additional Language: Theory and Practice

    Curriculum Renewal (CR) Grants

    • Jun Tian, Department of Pacific & Asian Studies
      Discover Xi’an, Discover China – Summer Field School in China

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grants

    • Louise Chim, Department of Psychology
      How do cultural values shape student engagement and learning in active learning activities?
    • Allyson Hadwin, Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
      A self-regulated learning approach for optimizing mental health in academic work
    • Clayton Jevne, Department of Theatre
      Training Acting Students to Reconcile Discrepancies Between Representation of Human Communicative Behaviour and Actual Human Communicative Behaviour
    • Erin Kelly, Department of English/Academic Writing Requirement Program
      Creative Expression in the Academic Writing Classroom
    • Mark Laidlaw, Department of Physics & Astronomy
      Assignment Completion Habits and Student Success in first-year Physics courses
    • Gary MacGillivray, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
      Online review modules for social and biological sciences calculus
    • Scott McIndoe, Department of Chemistry
      Laser-cut molecular models for comprehension of molecular geometry
    • CindyAnn Rose-Redwood, Department of Geography
      International Students’ Learning Experiences in UVic’s Geography Classrooms
    • Susan Tasker, Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
      Effect of attributional retraining on first-year students’ attributions for success and failure

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