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Orion Lecture: The Day The World Stops Shopping

Orion Lecture: The Day The World Stops Shopping

We can’t stop shopping. And yet we must. This is the consumer dilemma that noted author J.B. MacKinnon is addressing in this special Department of Writing Orion Lecture. Join us at 2:30pm Tuesday, Oct 19, as MacKinnon speaks to Writing students and the general public....

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Sandra Meigs returns – Don’t miss it!

Sandra Meigs returns – Don’t miss it!

The Visual Arts department is please to welcome Sandra Meigs back to VIA for the launch of her new book and exhibition. Meigs has deep ties at the university having mentored hundred of art students during her +20 years at UVic. Be sure to check out these upcoming...

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2021 Student Community Impact Award winners

2021 Student Community Impact Award winners

The Faculty of Fine Arts is proud to announce the three recipients of our inaugural Fine Arts Student Community Impact Awards, presented as part of the annual Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards on Oct 1 at a live event held at Sidney’s Winspear Centre. Each...

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Fine Arts contest raises awareness

Fine Arts contest raises awareness

How much do you know about the Indigenous presence at UVic? A new Fine Arts Orange Shirt Day contest is designed to help you learn more while having fun exploring the campus—and possibly win a fantastic prize! Created by Karla Point—Indigenous Resurgence Coordinator...

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Climate-crisis sparks new journalism position

Climate-crisis sparks new journalism position

Wildfires, droughts, floods, extreme storms: we are living in a time when climate change should be the biggest story of our time—yet, as the recent federal election proved, all too often it doesn’t even make the headlines. As the new Wayne Crookes Professor in...

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Orange Shirt Week activities

Orange Shirt Week activities

UVic is committed to reconciliation. We're working to foster respect and mutual understanding with all Indigenous peoples and communities. You can partner in the work of reconciliation by listening, learning and sharing on Orange Shirt Day. "Orange Shirt Day is a...

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ONC Artist in Residence debuts “Gossip with Whales”

ONC Artist in Residence debuts “Gossip with Whales”

The ocean has many songs to sing! Join us for this feast of music and celebration as we launch the world premiere performances of four new choral compositions created during Dennis Gupa's artistic residency with Ocean Networks Canada.    Together with a panel of...

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Student jobs now open!

Student jobs now open!

Looking for on-campus work that won't conflict with your studies? Check out UVic's workstudy program: with 58 student jobs now posted in Fine Arts alone, each of our departments (and some associated units) are offering paid positions that will benefit your academic...

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New accordion scholarship offers keys to the future

New accordion scholarship offers keys to the future

Visit any music academy in Eastern Europe, Russia or China and you’ll find numerous programs created specifically to study the accordion. Not so in North America, where it still doesn’t get the respect it deserves as a symphonic instrument­. At UVic, however, that...

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Violin donation offers 250-year-old gift

Violin donation offers 250-year-old gift

Some gifts transcend time, as current School of Music undergraduate Iryna Peleshchyshyn discovered when she received the gift of a treasured 18th century violin to play during her degree program. The French violin—crafted in 1748 and valued at nearly $35,000—was...

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New photo lab develops student skills

New photo lab develops student skills

Thanks to cell phones, we live in an era where everyone has a camera in their pocket—but that doesn’t necessarily mean everyone is a photographer. “I keep having this conversation with students as photography evolves and becomes more ubiquitous,” says Laura Dutton, an...

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Learning With Others: Karla Point

Learning With Others: Karla Point

When it came time to hire a new Indigenous Resurgence Coordinator (IRC) for the Faculty of Fine Arts, we didn’t have to look very far: just down the Ring Road to the Faculty of Law, in fact.  Karla Point—whose traditional Nuu chah nulth name is Hii nulth tsa kaa—is...

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Beadwork as resistance

Beadwork as resistance

When it comes to beadwork, a design is created bead by bead, row by row: it’s much the same in writing, where poems and stories are created word by word, line by line. But for award-winning poet, memoirist and University of Victoria writing professor Gregory...

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Banting Fellow & Vanier Scholar named in Fine Arts

Banting Fellow & Vanier Scholar named in Fine Arts

Fine Arts researchers and creative practitioners Taylor Brook and Troy Sebastian are among UVic's recipients of the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars, "Congratulations to Taylor and Troy," says Acting Dean Allana...

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Kelly Richardson working with UN Biodiversity

Kelly Richardson working with UN Biodiversity

If you could imagine a future for our planet’s biodiversity, what would it be? Visual Arts professor Kelly Richardson has been invited by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity to do just that as part of a global collaborative artwork to celebrate the world's...

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