Our Mission

  • Promote and foster a collegial graduate community within the Department of Art History and Visual Studies.
  • Provide a forum for discussion of Graduate Student issues and opportunities within the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Graduate Student Society (GSS), and the University of Victoria. Provide information regarding funding, academic timelines, and other opportunities for Art History graduates.
  • Promote the scholarship of students through our annual graduate symposium Visual Impetus, with collaborative research and publishing opportunities (including our own peer-reviewed art history journal ARTiculate) along with workshops and monthly meetings.
  • Develop the Alumni community of the Department to build ongoing support for the Association and to provide academic and non-academic networking opportunities for graduate students.