2023 Student Impact Award winners

2023 Student Impact Award winners

For the third year in a row, Fine Arts honoured the winners of our annual Student Community Impact Awards as part of the Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards. Held on November 24 at Victoria City Hall, Fine Arts Dean Allana Lindgren presented three separate awards of...

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Giving Tuesday in Fine Arts: Climate Disaster Project

Giving Tuesday in Fine Arts: Climate Disaster Project

November 28 is Giving Tuesday, a day when the entire UVic community will unite around a common cause — supporting the students and programs that make this university the very special place it is. This year, UVic's Faculty of Fine Arts is raising funds to help create...

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International exchange info fair

International exchange info fair

Did you know UVic offers academic exchanges with over 70 other universities worldwide? That means you can study and travel and not feel like you’re falling behind in your degree work! Learn more at our free international exchange information session specifically for...

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Transformational reconciliation through exhibitions

Transformational reconciliation through exhibitions

Dr Heather Igloliorte at UVic, November 2023 (UVic Photo Services)If it wasn’t for a hurricane, the life of globally renowned Inuk and Nunatsiavut art historian and curator Dr. Heather Igloliorte would have taken an entirely different turn. Back in 2003, she had just...

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Upcoming Music concerts

Upcoming Music concerts

It's a busy month for concerts and recitals in the School of Music! Here's a quick roundup of what's coming up. UVic Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Into the Twilight Directed by Music instructor Wendell Clanton, the UVic Vocal Jazz Ensemble has established a reputation for...

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Linda Catlin Smith named Honorary Degree recipient

Linda Catlin Smith named Honorary Degree recipient

Honorary degrees have been awarded at UVic since its inaugural convocation in 1964. An honorary degree is the highest honour the university can bestow for distinguished achievement in scholarship, research, teaching, the creative arts and public service. As part of...

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Feeling Earnest at the Phoenix

Feeling Earnest at the Phoenix

Eric Barnes in The Importance of Being Earnest at the Phoenix Theatre (photo: Dean Kalyan)The Importance of Being Earnest — Oscar Wilde's timeless comic masterpiece — has long been celebrated for its sharp humour and daring social commentary. But despite being over a...

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New sxʷiʔe’m Indigenous Writers & Storyteller Series launches

New sxʷiʔe’m Indigenous Writers & Storyteller Series launches

When the new sxʷiʔe ̕m “To Tell A Story” Indigenous Writers & Storytellers Series launches at UVic on November 10, it will be offered as a gift to the community by the Department of Writing and professor Gregory Scofield.“My goal is to honor the nations on whose...

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Orion Series presents Kunji Ikeda

Orion Series presents Kunji Ikeda

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:Kunji Ikeda Visiting artist   7:30pm Monday, Nov 6 Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, School of...

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Orion Series presents Patricia Bovey

Orion Series presents Patricia Bovey

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:Patricia Bovey Visiting author & art historian  3:00pm Friday, Nov 17 Bishop Theatre, Phoenix...

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Visiting artist: Farheen Haq

Visiting artist: Farheen Haq

Our latest Visiting Artist is South Asian Muslim Canadian artist Farheen Haq. All are welcome to this free public talk, 7:30pm Wed, Oct 18, in room A162 of the Visual Arts building.Informed by interiority, ritual & spiritual practice Haq's multidisciplinary...

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Orion Series presents Duncan McCue

Orion Series presents Duncan McCue

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:Duncan McCue Visiting journalist 9:30am (PST) Tuesday, October 17, 2023  Online class visit only...

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Orion Series presents Lindsay Wong

Orion Series presents Lindsay Wong

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:Lindsay Wong Visiting author “Outrunning the Ghosts of ‘Woo-Woo Wong’: Crafting Vulnerable &...

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Orion Series presents Malik Gaines

Orion Series presents Malik Gaines

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present: Malik Gaines "Star Choir & Other Narratives" Interdisciplinary artist & scholarAssociate...

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Call for 2024 grad student ONC artistic residency

Call for 2024 grad student ONC artistic residency

2021 ONC AIR Dennis GupaAre you a Fine Arts graduate student interested in oceans and looking for a paid artistic residency in 2024? Are you excited by the idea of exploring the potential for the arts or alternative cultural practices to highlight the visions,...

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Orange Shirt Day events

Orange Shirt Day events

Did you know this popular Orange Shirt Day design "Hearts & Hands" was created by multi-disciplinary Kwakwaka'wakw/Coast Salish artist Carey Newman? UVic's Impact Chair in Indigenous Art Practices and a professor with both our departments of Visual Arts and Art...

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Legacy gift highlights Steinway anniversary

Legacy gift highlights Steinway anniversary

Arthur Rowe performing on one of UVic's Steinway pianos (photo: Leon Fei)Fifteen years ago, UVic's School of Music was named Canada’s first All-Steinway School and, while there are now over 200 All-Steinway schools globally, UVic is still the only one in Canada — a...

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Southam Lecture: Erica Gies

Southam Lecture: Erica Gies

"Nearly every human endeavor on the planet was conceived and constructed with a relatively stable climate in mind. But as new climate disasters remind us every day, our world is not stable — and it is changing in ways that expose the deep dysfunction of our...

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Annual Reading Night Returns

Annual Reading Night Returns

Hear new work by some of Canada's top writers at the annual Writing Faculty Reading Night! Back for the first time since pre-pandemic days, this event features acclaimed Department of Writing professors Shane Book, Mo Bradley, Danielle Geller, Lee Henderson, Kevin...

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Celebratory theatre: telling tales

Celebratory theatre: telling tales

This is a story of stories. And like all classic tales, each has an inciting incident followed by a turning point at which the hero steps onto a new path. They sidle or charge or struggle forward to a point from which there’s no turning back—they're committed to the...

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Come to our pizza welcome party!

Come to our pizza welcome party!

If you’re a Fine Arts student in Art History & Visual Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing or our School of Music, then you’re invited to our annual Welcome (Back) Pizza Party! Join us from 4-6pm Thursday, Sept 14, in the Fine Arts courtyard. Enjoy free pizza,...

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Phoenix subscribers play a vital role as patrons & donors

Phoenix subscribers play a vital role as patrons & donors

Student Ximena Garduño Rodríguez in 2023’s Phoenix production of Mojada (photo: Megan Farrell)As anyone who has ever been to the Phoenix Theatre well knows, our students learn by doing. They’re involved in every aspect of our productions—from running the box office...

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Have you signed up for the Sept 5 New Student Orientation?

Have you signed up for the Sept 5 New Student Orientation?

Wondering what it’s going to be like to be a UVic Fine Arts student? Get a snapshot of your upcoming year while meeting other students at our annual New Student Orientation event! RSVP now for this free session & get a jump on the semester! Date: Tuesday, Sept...

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Awi’nakola as a way of being

Awi’nakola as a way of being

Paul Walde, Rande Cook & Kelly Richardson on stage at the Rifflandia Festival in Sept ’22It would be difficult to imagine two more different audiences than those at Montreal’s COP 15 UN Biodiversity Conference and Victoria’s Rifflandia Music Festival, but both...

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Legacy gifts transform student experiences

Legacy gifts transform student experiences

Performance infrastructure may not be top of mind when it comes to supporting the student experience, but it’s always a primary concern in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Such is the case with the School of Music’s Phillip T. Young Recital Hall: named for the former...

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Staging an immigrant experience

Staging an immigrant experience

2022 was a busy year for playwright Thembelihle Moyo, who came to Fine Arts from Zimbabwe as a Visiting Artist in 2021 and currently splits her time between our faculty and UVic’s Equity & Human Rights office. In addition to being named playwright-in-residence...

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Join us for New Student Orientation on Sept 5

Join us for New Student Orientation on Sept 5

Wondering what it’s going to be like to be a UVic Fine Arts student? Get a snapshot of your upcoming year while meeting other students at our annual New Student Orientation event! RSVP now for this free session & get a jump on the semester! Date: Tuesday, Sept...

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Saying farewell to the Lafayette String Quartet

Saying farewell to the Lafayette String Quartet

When violinists Ann Elliott-Goldschmid and Sharon Stanis, violist Joanna Hood and cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni made the decision to pursue a career as a professional string quartet in 1986, they had no idea where their collective journey as the newly formed...

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Harald Krebs & A Place of Infinite Possibility

Harald Krebs & A Place of Infinite Possibility

It was a very different world when Harald Krebs stepped in front of his first School of Music class as an assistant professor in 1986: CDs were cutting-edge technology, email was still unheard of, and zooming simply meant going faster. Fast-forward 37 years and Krebs...

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Diamond in the rough

Diamond in the rough

As anyone who has suffered the slings and arrows of a theatrical life knows, working on stage can be a risky business. But Theatre grad Emily Bailey (née Lindstrom, BFA ’19) has taken her production-management experience in a new direction by putting herself into...

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