Bruce Parisian

BruceParisian.jpgBruce Parisian, Executive Director of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, has linked the University of Victoria and the Greater Victoria Community to benefit the public. In particular, he has benefitted the urban Indigenous People of our community, by partnering with UVic on the President’s Advisory Council on Indigenous Education, the First People’s House project, academic leadership programs in Public Administration, community-based research, and an Aboriginal library, the first of its kind in Canada. His vision, courage, and constant commitment have brought to UVic and the Greater Victoria Community the services and opportunities that our growing Indigenous communities require to flourish.

Bruce Parisian received the University of Victoria Community Leadership Award in 2015.