Southam Lecture: David Beers & “The War on Journalists”

Southam Lecture: David Beers & “The War on Journalists”

When veteran journalist David Beers founded The Tyee two decades ago as one of Canada’s very first independent online-only news sites, he intended an “experiment to see if the nascent internet would allow the flourishing of diverse, public interest-minded journalism...

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Orion Series presents Josh Tengan

Orion Series presents Josh Tengan

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: Josh Tengan Visiting curator  7:30pm (PST) Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Room A162, Visual Arts...

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Oil & water fuels Ocean Networks Canada artistic residency

Oil & water fuels Ocean Networks Canada artistic residency

Composer & percussionist Colin Malloy is the 2022 Ocean Networks Canada artist-in-residence Our world is saturated by oil. From fuel and plastic to climate change and the global economy, oil affects every aspect of human existence — right down to the microscopic...

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The freelance life of Jenessa Joy Klukas

The freelance life of Jenessa Joy Klukas

Given the 24-hour global news cycle, we’re living in a time of rapid media consumption, but freelance writer Jenessa Joy Klukas is finding success by keeping her focus tight and building relationships one story at a time. A recent Department of Writing graduate,...

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Orion Series presents Kade L. Twist

Orion Series presents Kade L. Twist

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: Kade L. Twist Visiting interdisciplinary artist  7:30pm (PST) Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Room...

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Fine Arts makes 2022 UVic News top 10 list — twice!

Fine Arts makes 2022 UVic News top 10 list — twice!

Fine Arts was excited to see the continuing research and creative activity of our faculty members make it into two separate "UVic Top 10 of 2022" lists!  Compiled by UVic News out of the many stories released across campus throughout the year, we congratulate the...

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Dean’s Lecture: Virginia Acuña

Dean’s Lecture: Virginia Acuña

Deans' Lecture Series Research is continually reshaping the way we live and think. In this continuing series of online talks hosted by UVic's Division of Continuing Studies, you'll hear from distinguished faculty members and learn about their research interests....

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Theatre grad Markus Spodzieja’s kosher journey

Theatre grad Markus Spodzieja’s kosher journey

While Stephen Sondheim made the Baker a central character in his musical Into The Woods, theatre isn't exactly filled with plum roles for those who love to bake. But in the case of Department of Theatre grad Markus Spodzieja, he went from the stage to starting a...

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Trans queer UVic alumna named Rhodes Scholar

Trans queer UVic alumna named Rhodes Scholar

There’s getting a great education, and then there’s what you do with it. Canada’s first trans woman Rhodes scholar has big plans for both. University of Victoria graduate Julia Levy is one of 11 young Canadians—the only one in BC—chosen for the prestigious...

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Exploring the hidden wonders of puppeteer Ingrid Hansen

Exploring the hidden wonders of puppeteer Ingrid Hansen

UVic Theatre grad Ingrid Hansen puppeteering Num Num Bird on Fraggle Rock: Back to the RockIf you made a list of the most fun careers, “professional puppeteer” would surely be somewhere near the top. And for any fan of fuzzy fur and funky foam, it doesn’t get much...

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Theatre alum Stacy Ross continues to make the news

Theatre alum Stacy Ross continues to make the news

Stacy Ross did not grow up giving pretend interviews and dreaming of being a television anchor. In fact, the Metchosin-raised Ross had her heart set on a life in theatre. “My first love was always theatre and musical theatre . . . I always thought my dream job would...

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$1.4 million research fellowship for Dr Marcus Milwright

$1.4 million research fellowship for Dr Marcus Milwright

Dr Marcus Milwright, chair of the Department of Art History & Visual Studies, has been named a recipient of the British Academy’s 2022 Global Professorships. This four-year research professorship — valued at £898,000 (about $1.48 million CDN) — will begin in...

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Giving Tuesday supports Student Impact Fund

Giving Tuesday supports Student Impact Fund

Tuesday, November 29 is Giving Tuesday—the world’s largest generosity movement! Today, Fine Arts is asking our creative community to help us raise funds for the Fine Arts Community Impact Award—and we’re fortunate enough to have a generous donor offering to match all...

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Dean’s Lecture: Merrie Klazek

Dean’s Lecture: Merrie Klazek

Deans' Lecture Series Research is continually reshaping the way we live and think. In this continuing series of online talks hosted by UVic's Division of Continuing Studies, you'll hear from distinguished faculty members and learn about their research interests....

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Explore UVic on Nov 26

Explore UVic on Nov 26

Considering a future as a student in the Faculty of Fine Arts? Join us on Saturday, Nov 26, as we open our doors as part of Explore UVic—UVic's free, all-day open house. We’ve created a fun-filled day of student panels, sample lectures, presentations, tours and...

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Fine Arts active with 5 Days of Action

Fine Arts active with 5 Days of Action

UVic's 5 Days of Action is back! Running Nov 14-18, Five Days of Action: 365 Days of Commitment is UVic’s annual free, week-long event aimed at amplifying the work groups, units and organizations are doing to create a more diverse, inclusive and equitable campus and...

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A coding career composed of science and sound

A coding career composed of science and sound

When Calgary-based Logan Wood was looking for a leading post-secondary music and computer science degree program, he quickly realized that there was only real choice for him. “In comparing programs across the country, UVic stood out for me,” he says. Despite landing...

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Broadway veteran directs Spring Awakening at the Phoenix

Broadway veteran directs Spring Awakening at the Phoenix

When mounting an acclaimed Broadway musical, it’s always good to have somebody in the director’s chair who knows of which they ing. Enter veteran performer Michelle Rios, whose impressive credits on and Off-Broadway include a number of Tony Award-nominated...

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New book by Alexis Luko heralds the spooky season

New book by Alexis Luko heralds the spooky season

Dr Alexis Luko (photo: Tori Jones)On a stormy Halloween weekend back in 2019, School of Music director Alexis Luko hosted an international symposium titled “The Gothic, the Abject and the Supernatural: Two Hundred Years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein”. Fast forward to...

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Discover Shane Book’s world of words

Discover Shane Book’s world of words

When Shane Book began teaching poetry workshops at the University of Victoria in 2017, he had to fill out a form listing the number of times he had moved. After some mental gymnastics, he arrived at an approximate number: 65. “I think I’m on the spectrum of it’s...

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Fine Arts well-represented at 2022 GVRA Awards

Fine Arts well-represented at 2022 GVRA Awards

For over 50 years, Fine Arts has been an incubator for young artists, technicians, arts administrators, volunteers and audience members. And while our alumni and faculty members continue to make a vital impact on Victoria’s arts community, it's also important to...

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School of Music stars now in orbit

School of Music stars now in orbit

The Lafayette String Quartet (from left): Joanna Hood, Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, Sharon Stanis, Pamela Highbaugh AloniWhile they’ve long been considered stars in the world of classical music, UVic’s Lafayette String Quartet are now officially astronomical, thanks to the...

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Faculty Equity Survey

Faculty Equity Survey

  UVic’s Faculty of Fine Arts is conducting an Equity Review in preparation for Strategic Planning. We want to hear from members of the Fine Arts community to understand what we are doing well and what else we need to do to become a place where everyone is...

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New exhibit looks at relationships in the Visual Arts department

New exhibit looks at relationships in the Visual Arts department

Alum & instructor Danielle Proteau with her piece in the exhibit (photo: Tori Jones)Walk onto any pier and you’ll find yourself supported over a fluid environment. Work alongside a peer in visual arts and you’ll find yourself similarly supported in a creative...

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Orange Shirt Day 2022

Orange Shirt Day 2022

Artist Carey Newman Hayalthkin’geme (Kwakwaka'wakw/Coast Salish) on "Hearts and Hands" UVic is committed to reconciliation. We're working to foster truth, respect and mutual understanding with all Indigenous peoples and communities. You can partner in the work of...

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Curtain call: John Krich

Curtain call: John Krich

“All has not been said and never will be.” —Samuel Beckett The Department of Theatre is sad to announce the loss of influential professor John Krich, who passed away on September 14. John was a member of the Theatre department from 1969 to 2002. He contributed greatly...

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Fine Arts Welcome (Back) Party

Fine Arts Welcome (Back) Party

If you're a Fine Arts student in Art History & Visual Studies, School of Music, Theatre, Visual Arts or Writing, then you're invited to our annual Welcome (Back) Pizza Party. The Fine Arts teaching faculty & staff will be serving, so swing by and say hi! Join...

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Indigenous Theatre Festival focuses on language reawakening  

Indigenous Theatre Festival focuses on language reawakening  

The cast performing Jealous Moon(Credit: One Island Media)As Indigenous Elders pass, how can younger generations best learn and increase their fluency with traditional languages? Theatre professor Kirsten Sadeghi-Yekta believes applied theatre techniques can be an...

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Awinakola: Tree of Life public discussion

Awinakola: Tree of Life public discussion

How can art help develop strategies to heal the planet, heal the people and change culture? Find out at this free public talk by the Awinakola: Tree of Life Research Group from 3-4:30pm Sat Sept 10 in room A162 of UVic's Visual Arts building. This community...

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Jeremy Dutcher on art, truth & memory

Jeremy Dutcher on art, truth & memory

Don’t miss this amazing chance to hear a free public discussion with award-winning Indigenous & two-spirit singer/musicologist Jeremy Dutcher (Tobique First Nation) from noon – 1:20pm Friday, Sept 9 in the Chief Dan George Theatre, Phoenix Building. Joining the...

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Young Alumni Lunch & Learn sessions engage current students

Young Alumni Lunch & Learn sessions engage current students

While Fine Arts has no shortage of national and internationally renowned alumni at the peak of their careers, finding meaningful ways to engage our more recent graduates remains a priority for the faculty.  With that in mind, this year we created a new “Young Alumni...

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