Anti-Racism Initiative Grant

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About the grant

The anti-racism grant supports learning and teaching projects aligned with UVic’s commitment to anti-racism and the values of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) as set out in Distinctly UVic Strategic Plan, the Equity Action Plan, and as a signatory of the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education. Funded projects can involve the design of new courses, the creation of new materials for existing courses or course/program curriculum renewal to integrate EDI and/or engage students in anti-racism awareness and work.

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


Application Guidelines

Materials and submission form available by December 1, 2023.

Grant Deadline

Each grant will be due at 11:59pm, February 26, 2024.

Adjudication Process

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

Applicants Notified

Applicants will be notified by May 10, 2024.


The anti-racism grant is open to:

  • Single or co-applicants who directly support student learning and the student experience at UVic (includes research and teaching stream faculty, sessional lecturers, laboratory instructors and relevant academic and professional staff)
  • Early-career academic professionals or those new to UVic are especially encouraged to apply 
  • Previous grant recipients for any LTSI grant (if your grant is still active, you must submit obligations prior to be considered for another grant)

Preference will be given to those with continued appointments. If you are a sessional instructor and you are designing/re-designing a course, we may also ask you and your Chair/Director to indicate that you are likely to teach the course again in the future.

Grant criteria

Successful proposals will include a:

  1. clear specific statement of what the applicant would like to achieve;
  2. well-articulated plan for how to proceed and principles that will guide the process;
  3. description of the proposed significance of the project in terms of contributions to teaching and student learning and UVic’s commitment to anti-racism and the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and belonging;
  4. brief, targeted review of the literature that supports the plan;
  5. plan for sharing the project goals and outcomes to appropriate audiences;
  6. sustainable budget with justification for each item; and,
  7. any additional supports from LTSI or other campus partners that might be helpful for your project.

Please note: You cannot apply to more than one LTSI grant in the same year for the same project.

Apply for the anti-racism grant

Review the application process and awardee commitments.

Download the application question template to assist you in preparing your proposal.

Past recipients


  • Willow Allen, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
    Designing an antiracist and anti-oppressive research methods course for education and social sciences undergraduate students ($5,345.60)
  • Moustapha Fall, Department of French
    The Missing Link to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Context of Canadian Mainstream Culture: Understanding Black-Indigenous identities & cultures ($7,379)
  • Adam Monahan, Faculty of Science
    Developing a New EDI Training Module for Faculty of Science Students ($7,500)
  • Jennifer Thom, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    Living Curriculum in a New Key: Ted T. Aoki’s Life, Lessons, and Legacy ($7,500)


  • 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) 


  • 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)

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