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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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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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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AGGV grad student showcase

AGGV grad student showcase

Music MFA Jose Enrico Tuazon plays for a full house at the AGGVFine Arts has a long history with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria: from faculty exhibits to alumni on staff, from offering the annual undergraduate Fine Arts Student Pass to having current Curator of...

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Cello donation creates a musical legacy

Cello donation creates a musical legacy

One of  the remarkable opportunities offered to School of Music students is the ability to perform on celebrated instruments for the duration of their studies. One such is the Ferdinand Gaglianojilus Nicolaifecit Neap cello, built in Naples, Italy, in 1779. Most...

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Phoenix Theatre announces 22/23 season

Phoenix Theatre announces 22/23 season

While UVic's Phoenix Theatre is well known for offering top-quality mainstage productions each year, these shows also serve as an integral part of the academic requirements of students enrolled the Department of Theatre’s BFA and MFA degrees. When you attend the...

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Art gallery a fertile ground for magic of forests

Art gallery a fertile ground for magic of forests

A screenshot from “The Ground That Mends,” the stop motion video by UVic fine arts PhD alumna Connie Michele MoreyGroundbreaking research in the 1990s by forest ecologist Suzanne Simard revealed that trees “talk” to each other through an underground network of fungi....

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Sharing fears and truths about climate change

Sharing fears and truths about climate change

Crookes Professor Sean Holman (right) with Writing student Sandra IbrahimRecent climate-related disasters—from heatwaves and wildfires to floods and hurricanes—make it clear that we need to prepare for climate change, while also trying to prevent it. Journalists and...

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Latest ONC collaboration focuses on data sonification

Latest ONC collaboration focuses on data sonification

How do you use music to address the climate crisis? If you're Colin Malloy, you fuse your current status as a PhD candidate with both the School of Music and UVic's Computer Science with your background as a percussionist and apply to become the latest...

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Best in her class: Victoria Medal winner Caitlin Wareing-Oksanen

Best in her class: Victoria Medal winner Caitlin Wareing-Oksanen

Caitlin Wareing-Oksanen with Dr Allana Lindgren, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts Students come to UVic for a variety of reasons: some because it’s close (or far) from home, others because of a certain program or faculty member. For outstanding Art History &...

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Public talk by Shahzia Sikander

Public talk by Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander's "The Scroll" (vegetable color, dry pigment, watercolor, and tea on hand-prepared wasli paper, 1989-1990)The Visual Arts department invites you to a public lecture by Shahzia Sikander, a candidate for the Canada Excellence Research Chair in...

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From a ragged edge, Daniel Laskarin explores possible futures

From a ragged edge, Daniel Laskarin explores possible futures

An artist and a professor with the Department of Visual Arts, Daniel Laskarin’s practice is object based, materially and philosophically rooted; it investigates our experience of images as a form of thought and of objects as other bodies, which in art may give sensory...

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Free public lecture by Heather Igloliorte

Free public lecture by Heather Igloliorte

The Department of Visual Arts invites you to a free public lecture and artist talk by Dr. Heather Igloliorte. 7pm Monday, July 4 in room 103 of UVic's Fine Arts building (masks are encouraged) or via Zoom: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/96013374661 Dr. Heather Igloliorte, an...

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Adam Con looks to rebalance the scales of music education

Adam Con looks to rebalance the scales of music education

To paraphrase the poet Longfellow, music may well be our universal language, but how it’s traditionally taught in our schools no longer speaks to students in a multicultural society. That’s why School of Music professor Adam Con is looking to rebalance the musical...

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Visual arts grad Dieu Anh Hoang has designs on life

Visual arts grad Dieu Anh Hoang has designs on life

If you ask international student Dieu Anh Hoang what aspect of her undergraduate degree had the biggest impact on her, she’ll tell you it wasn’t the pandemic, it wasn’t her co-op terms and it wasn’t even earning her BFA in Visual Arts with honours: it was actually a...

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South Asian Art History Student Symposium

South Asian Art History Student Symposium

Interested in exploring the fascinating history of South Asian art? Don't miss the South Asian Art History Student Symposium, hosted by our Department of Art History & Visual Studies. Join leading and emerging historians of South Asian art history as they present...

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Orion Series presents Rebecca Brown

Orion Series presents Rebecca Brown

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: Rebecca Brown Professor & Chair, Department of Art History, Johns Hopkins University  ...

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