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Landscapes of Injustice 
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Landscapes of Injustice project is a seven-year, multi-partner research project exploring the forced dispossession of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.

Led by researchers at UVic with 13 partner institutions, the project has received a $2.5 million partnership grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and partnering institutions have committed an additional $3 million.

Landscapes of Injustice will develop education materials, publications, public events and culminate in a cross-country tour of a new interactive museum exhibit beginning in 2019.

The Frank H. Hori Foundation

Frank Hori (February 2, 1927 - April 15, 2011) was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Haruye and Zenya Hori, originally from Shiga-ken, Japan. They were merchants of Japanese goods on Powell Street, at the centre of the city's Nikkei (Japanese) community. Frank and his seven siblings grew up in a home filled with love, warmth, and the camaraderie of family and many Japanese friends.

During the war, the Hori family was sent to the Slocan Internment Camp (Bay Farm) for a two-year period, where Frank attended a makeshift school. Eventually the family relocated to Regina, where he attended Regina College before moving to Montreal. He attended McGill University from 1951 to 1954, studying business and accounting.

Frank launched his 30-year career with Premium Forest Products, a Toronto-based door manufacturer, which was renamed Premdor Inc. when Frank and partners purchased the company. In 1986, Frank was instrumental in leading the company to public ownership with eventual international opportunities. He retired as Executive Vice-President and CFO of Premdor Inc. and as Vice-Chairman and Director of its subsidiary, Masonite International.

During his retirement, Frank acquired various real estate properties and became a world traveller and a philanthropist with a deep passion for his cultural roots and heritage.

In 1999, Frank established The Frank H. Hori Charitable Foundation to promote charitable endeavours in general but mainly those aligned with his philanthropic ideals for Japanese culture: a caring society; post-secondary learning; and the honouring of meritorious Canadians of Japanese ancestry for their contributions to Canada.

National Association of Japanese Canadians

Established in 1947, the NAJC is the only national organization in Canada that represents the JC community. Under the umbrella of the national body, we have member organizations across Canada. The NAJC negotiated the historic Redress Settlement on behalf of all JCs who suffered injustices and acts of discrimination during World War II. Many Canadians of Japanese descent were interned and deported, while others were sent to the sugar beet farms of Alberta and Manitoba. The property of JCs were seized by the Government and sold without consent. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and NAJC President Art Miki, ending a successful campaign that upheld the principles of democracy, justice and human rights, signed the historic Redress agreement on September 22, 1988.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its programs and policies, SSHRC enables the highest levels of research excellence in Canada, and facilitates knowledge-sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities and all sectors of society.

Created by an act of Canada’s Parliament in 1977, SSHRC is governed by a council that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry.

Office of Community University Engagement

Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) is a form of experiential learning and community-engaged scholarship whereby students actively engage with course content through the combination of collaborations with community and facilitated reflection. 

Through CEL, students can apply academic knowledge to real world issues, a process that can benefit both students and the community.

Community-engaged learning takes many forms at UVic. Practicum placements, internships, co-operative education, service learning programs, study abroad and applied research projects are just a few examples of how CEL is integrated at UVic. The CEL Office (in the Division of Learning Support and Innovation) is here to support these endeavours. Contact celc1@uvic.ca for more information.