PBSC- UVic 2020-2021 Events Calendar

Fall Events

Launch Event

Join the BC Chapters of Pro Bono Students Canada at the 2020-2021 PBSC Launch Event!  We will be celebrating access to justice and the importance of Pro Bono legal work with our Keynote Speaker, the former Chief Justice The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin.

Date: September 9th, 12:45pm – 1:30 PST via Zoom Webinar


General Information Session

Learn more about the PBSC UVic program and how to get involved! We will be hosting a Q&A and providing a brief presentation about what to expect as a PBSC volunteer.

Date: September 14th, 12:30pm – 1:20pm PST via Zoom

Check out our Video Information Session before the event and feel free to bring any questions you may have!

Access to Justice Panel

Come join PBSC and our amazing panelists including Val Napoleon, Director of Indigenous Law Research Unit (ILRU); Tara Williamson, Researcher at ILRU; Johanne Blenkin, Director of UVic Access to Justice Centre for Excellence; and John Gillis, Pro Bono practitioner and former legal clinic Principal. Our panelists will be sharing their experience with access to justice; the importance of access to justice; how it is implemented today; and what can be improved.

Date: October 14th, 12:30pm – 1:20pm PST via Zoom

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Trauma Informed Practice

Come join the PBSC to learn about trauma-informed practice from Myrna McCallum. “Myrna McCallum shines a light on a critical competency lawyers often don’t experience in law school. Trauma-informed lawyering is a do-no-further-harm, relational approach to the practice of law which benefits not only clients, but the lawyers and firms supporting these clients” –

Date: November 17th, 12:30pm – 1:20pm PST via Zoom

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Volunteer Appreciation Event

PBSC UVic wants to thank our volunteers for all their hard work throughout the semester, so join us to celebrate the end of the term!

Date: November 26th, 4-5pm PST via Zoom

Registration Link: Please visit the UVic OCEAN site or wait for the volunteer registration email!

Winter Events

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