Photo of curator giving tour of museum to children.

Upcoming courses

Online courses, Fall 2023
September 11 - December 17, 2023

Online Courses, Spring 2024
January 8 - April 24, 2024

Do you want to be notified when courses open for registration? If a course is not currently open for registration, use the orange "add to wishlist" button on the course page and you will receive an automated message when the course opens.

Important deadlines!

Registration for fall and spring term courses is open, with the following deadlines:

  • For Sept. to Dec. online courses: July 31, 2022
  • For Jan. to April online courses: Nov. 27, 2022

Why are registration deadlines important?

Because we must meet minimum registration numbers to proceed with offering a course, we assess registration numbers six weeks before the course start date. If we meet minimum registration numbers, we will proceed with offering the course and will continue to allow registrations until the course start date, space permitting. If we do not meet minimum registration numbers, we may need to look at cancelling or rescheduling the course. This is why it’s always best to register early so that we can have accurate registration numbers and can avoid disappointment!

Please check the upcoming course schedule for the most up-to-date course registration deadlines.

Program news

Award winners for 2022

Congratulations to our Cultural Resource Management award recipients!

Photo of Alicia Ward

Alicia Ward, Kalman Award

Photo of Karly Boileau

Karly Boileau, Yosef Wosk Travel Award

Visit our Awards, Scholarships and Bursaries page to read more about the above recipients and for more information about awards for Cultural Resource Management students.


StrongerBC future skills grant

Use the StrongerBC future skills grant to access the approved Cultural Resource Management Program micro-credential programs!

Continuing Studies at UVic is proud to be supporting the StrongerBC Future Ready Action Plan to help you reach your full potential. The StrongerBC future skills grant, created by the Government of British Columbia, is designed to help eligible BC students’ progress in their careers and fill in-demand jobs. You could receive up to $3,500 to be put towards short-term skills training at BC public post-secondary institutions.

Learn more about our StrongerBC future skills grant approved micro-credentials: 

For more information: StrongerBC


Upcoming program deadlines: 

July 31 is the course registration deadline for September 2023 courses. If you are a current student taking a course for credit or non-credit, late registrations will become available as space opens up.

Have you heard about our NEW micro-credentials?

Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector

DPCS program image

The question is no longer whether digital technologies have a place in museums and cultural organizations, rather the question now is how to best implement them. From providing engaging learner experiences, digitizing collections, improving wayfinding for visitors, curating the visitor journey, connecting with new audiences and streamlining operations, technology has diverse and growing applications in the cultural sector. The Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector micro-credential program looks at ways technology is being used in the cultural sector and gives you the in-demand knowledge and skills to help your organization thrive in the digital economy. Embrace the opportunity that technology in the cultural sector can offer.

Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector provides just-in-time training for professionals in the museum, heritage and cultural sector to develop the skills needed to make informed decisions on digital technologies for cultural organizations. Learners will gain an understanding of the opportunities for cultural organizations in a digital economy and strategies to successfully plan and implement digital initiatives.

Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector can also be used as elective credit toward the Diploma in Cultural Resource Management or the Professional Specialization Certificates in Collections Management OR Visitor and Community Engagement.

View Program

Indigenous Cultural Stewardship

Indigenous cultural stewardship program image.

In this Professional Development Certificate (PDC), you will gain a deeper understanding of the historical relationship between the museum and heritage sector and Indigenous communities. You will learn how to support the preservation and stewardship of Indigenous tangible and intangible culture and heritage. Using case studies and resources from Indigenous scholars and practitioners, you'll gain insight on how to address colonial harms within your work and develop equitable policies and practices. Guided by Indigenous leaders in the field, program participants will come together to acquire new knowledge and skills, develop a community of practice, and build a more equitable and sustainable future for the sector.

The PDC in Indigenous Cultural Stewardship offers an online course for Indigenous and non-Indigenous emerging and mid-career professionals working in museums, archives, and heritage and cultural centres. You will interact with colleagues from across North America and beyond, participate in stimulating learning activities, and relate your learning to the practical issues and realities of your workplace and community.

This certificate can also be used as elective credit toward the Diploma in Cultural Resource Management or the Professional Specialization Certificates in Collections Management OR Visitor and Community Engagement.

View Program

Instructor news

Instructor interview

Instructor Marcus Letourneau teaches 489C, Determining Significance of Heritage Resources

Why is cultural resource management important to you?

I have always been fascinated by the past, what it means to be an individual and group identity, and how people interact with it. One of my earliest memories is seeing a museum set up a new exhibit in my hometown of Haliburton, Ontario ... 


Read Full Interview

Photo of Marcus Letourneau

Welcome, new instructors

Brandie Macdonald, Indigenous Cultural Stewardship

Brandie Macdonald (she/her) is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation with Choctaw ancestry. Brandie’s work focuses on systemic change in museums through the implementation of anti-colonial and decolonial theory-in-practice internationally. In June 2023, she will be taking on the role of executive director for the Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Previously, she was the senior director of decolonizing initiatives at the Museum of Us in San Diego. In addition to her work at these museums, she is an active freelance consultant working to support decolonial change in non-profits, museums, education and Indigenous communities, internationally ...

Read full bio


Photo of Brandie Macdonald

Lucy Bell, Indigenous Cultural Stewardship

Lucy Bell, Sdahl Ḵ’awaas is a founding member of the Haida Heritage Society, on Haida Gwaii, where she has been at the forefront of Haida repatriation. Former Head of the Indigenous Collections and Repatriation Department at the Royal BC Museum, Lucy received the Sterling Prize for Controversy for speaking out against racism. Lucy is now working toward her PhD in interdisciplinary studies at Simon Fraser University focusing on Haida museology as an act of Reconciliation. Lucy has a B.A. from UBC, as well as an M.A. in Indigenous Language Revitalization and Diploma in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Victoria. Lucy is a distinguished Alumni from UVIC and a recipient of the BC Community Achievement Award.

Photo of Lucy Bell

Graduation news

Congratulation graduates of 2022-23!    

Cultural Resource Management Diploma

  • Erika Anderson
  • Shannon Bettles
  • Shelley Crouch
  • Frances Dawkins
  • Bryan Gagne
  • Christopher Gonzales
  • Anna Irwin
  • Kelsey Koon
  • Shannon Lake
  • Jordan Lewans
  • Ciara Linteau
  • Shelby McCannel
  • David McCarey
  • Ivy Martin
  • Amy Samson
  • Louisa Smith
  • Karmin Snow

PSC in Collections Management

  • Sarina Bouvier
  • Owen Cook
  • Jennifer Forsyth
  • Caitlin Gallupe
  • Mary Elizabeth Harrison
  • Sandor Nagy
  • Ryan Silke
  • Cynthia Vance
  • Calvin Woelke

PSC in Visitor and Community Engagement

  • Jessica Comella
  • Shelley Crouch
  • Frances Dawkins
  • Christopher Gonzales
  • Ava Hansen
  • Jennifer Mohring

Ready to Graduate?

If you believe you are ready to graduate in Fall 2023, the deadline to apply is July 15, 2023. Spring 2024 graduation application deadline is December 15, 2023.

To apply you will need to complete an application to graduate and pay the fee. Please also check the website for other information including how to get your degree mailed to you (if you are not planning to attend the ceremony in person). If you are a concurrent student completing both your Diploma and your PSC CM please check in with the program coordinator prior to applying to graduate.


Cultural Resource Management is on Facebook! Connect with us on Facebook and network with current and former students, instructors, and other museum and heritage organizations and professionals from around the globe.

For future issues

We would love to share news from and about our current and past students–personal as well as professional updates. We hope this e-newsletter will provide a good networking opportunity for all of you, so please share your news with us and email:

  • Posted July 19, 2023

RELATED TOPICS: Museum and Heritage Studies