In response to the ongoing and global spread of the COVID-19 virus and the advice of the Provincial Health Officer, the University of Victoria is following provincial guidelines regarding large gatherings.

These actions have been taken in consideration of the recent declaration of a pandemic by the World Health Organization, confirming that the virus is likely to spread to all countries with a corresponding rise in the risk level of all international travel. It also supports our commitment to the safety and well-being of our campus community and the health of our broader community.

As part of our response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, UVic has created a COVID-19 response website to provide the university community with the most up-to-date information — including tips for staying healthy, information for travellers, and other resources for students, faculty and staff.

Cancelled events

Following the advice of the Provincial Health Officer, gatherings of more than 50 people are now cancelled. These events involving Fine Arts faculty, students and alumni have been cancelled:

  • The Children’s Hour, Phoenix Theatre
  • Belfry Theatre’s SPARK Festival
  • MFA Connect: Floatation Devices exhibit
  • Legacy Gallery downtown (including Urban Regalia FLUID exhibits)
  • Yvonne Blomer book launch (March 18)
  • Heng Wu guest lecture (March 19)
  • Sonic Lab (March 20)
  • Betsy Tumasonis AGGV guest lecture (March 22)
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble (March 22)
  • Visiting Artist: Chantal Gibson (March 25)
  • Chamber Singers (March 28)
  • Faculty Concert: Connie Gitlin (March 29)
  • Gendered Threads of Globalization symposium (March 27-29)
  • UVic Wind Symphony (March 27)
  • Don Wright Symphonic Winds (April 2)
  • UVic Orchestra (April 3)
  • Middle East & Islamic Studies Consortium conference, UVic (April 4)
  • Mallory Tater reading, Munro’s Books (April 9)

Livestreaming events

The School of Music will be live-streaming a limited number of degree recitals in the coming weeks: please see their events calendar for specific details.

Stay up to date

Please see UVic’s COVID-19 website for all the latest information on UVic’s response to this health crisis.