Alumni Week 2017


From Truth to Reconciliation
A Public Lecture with Ry Moran BA' 02

UVic Social Sciences 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient 

Please join us for an engaging and thought-provoking public talk on Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, hosted by UVic’s Department of Political Science.

As the first Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), it is Ry Moran’s job to guide the creation of an enduring national treasure – a dynamic Indigenous archive built on integrity, trust and dignity. Ry came to the centre directly from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). On the TRC’s behalf, he facilitated the gathering of nearly 7,000 video/audio-recorded statements of former residential school students and others affected by the residential school system. He was also responsible for gathering the documentary history of the residential school system from more than 20 government departments and nearly 100 church archives – millions of records in all.

Before joining the TRC, Ry was the founder and president of YellowTilt Productions, which delivered services in a variety of areas including Aboriginal language presentation and oral history. He has hosted internationally broadcast television programs, produced national cultural events, and written and produced original music for children’s television. Ry’s professional skills and creativity have earned him many awards, including a National Aboriginal Role Model Award, and a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award.Ry is a proud member of the Métis Nation.

Ry received his BA in political science from the University of Victoria in 2002.

Date: Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Reception to follow 
Location: First Peoples House | Ceremonial Hall | University of Victoria 
Cost: Free

For questions about this event, please contact Cora LaRussa at or 250-853-3941.

Online registration is now closed. If you would like to attend this event pleast contact us at or 250-721-6000, or please join us at the event.