John Lutz

Professor, UVic History

I teach and study the history of the Greater Victoria area as well as British Columbia more generally at the University of Victoria and have written a book on the history of Indigenous-settler relations: Makuk: A New History of Indigenous Settler Relations. I love looking at old records, particularly old maps and I am building a digital collection of BC historic maps with UVic Library. I have been involved with community-campus projects and research including field schools with the Stó:lō Nation and community projects, including mapping with local Indigenous and community groups as well as with the Stó:lō and Gitga’at. In 2017 we co-hosted a special conference on the Douglas Treaty with the Songhees. I look forward to sharing what I know, and the resources I have access to through the university, with the partners in the Living Lab Network.