Hot new electives for Winter ’22

Hot new electives for Winter ’22

Students, do you need a fascinating elective for Winter 2022? Fine Arts has you covered, no matter what your faculty or area of study. While we're offering dozens of electives, we're highlighting these four as they're open to all students across campus.The Ongoing Art...

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Orion Series presents visiting artist Julian Hou

Orion Series presents visiting artist Julian Hou

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: Julian Hou Visiting Artist 7:30 - 9:00 pm (PST) Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 Room A162, UVic Visual...

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Orion Series presents playwright Marcia Johnson

Orion Series presents playwright Marcia Johnson

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: Marcia Johnson "Turning Anger Into Theatre" 12:45 - 1:30 pm (PST) Friday, Nov 26, 2021 Chief Dan...

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Fine Arts active during 5 Days of Action

Fine Arts active during 5 Days of Action

UVic’s fourth annual 5 Days of Action runs November 15 to 19, and Fine Arts is a big part of it this year. “We all know that small actions can collectively have big impacts,” says UVic President Kevin Hall. “I hope we will each make time to participate in the events...

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Phoenix Theatre returns with Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Phoenix Theatre returns with Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Phoenix Theatre returns with their first mainstage production since the pandemic closed their doors: Dead Man’s Cell Phone by acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl runs November 11-27. A wildly imaginative comedy that blends quirkiness with soul, Dead Man’s Cell Phone...

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Orion Series presents visiting artist Hazel Meyer

Orion Series presents visiting artist Hazel Meyer

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: Hazel Meyer Visiting Artist       7:30 - 9:00 pm (PST) Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021 Room A162,...

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Baylie Adams rehearses for success

Baylie Adams rehearses for success

 When fourth-year School of Music saxophone player Baylie Adams wanted to make a community impact during last February’s Black History Month, she looked to her own instrument for inspiration. “We were only hearing about Black composers in terms of jazz music, so I...

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Fine Arts online open house Nov 17

Fine Arts online open house Nov 17

Do you know someone ready to pursue a creative future? All are welcome to bring questions and inspiration to our free Fine Arts online open house, happening 6:30-7:30pm Wed, Nov 17 via Zoom. Register here. Note: registration closes two hours before the event. About...

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Visiting Southam Lecturer: Andrew Nikiforuk

Visiting Southam Lecturer: Andrew Nikiforuk

“I believe in getting into hot water: it keeps you clean.” —GK Chesterton  As an author, journalist and contributing editor for The Tyee, Andrew Nikiforuk has written about the use—and abuse—of natural resources and wild landscapes in Canada for more than 30...

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Jenessa Joy Klukas harnesses the power of the pen

Jenessa Joy Klukas harnesses the power of the pen

When it comes to wrapping up a writing degree with a flourish, it’s hard to beat Jenessa Joy Klukas. Not only did Klukas finish the final year of her studies interning at the independent media outlet The Tyee as part of the Journalists for Human Rights’ Indigenous...

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AUDIO+ pushes for positive change in recording industry

AUDIO+ pushes for positive change in recording industry

If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of change happening at the School of Music, thanks to AUDIO+ — a free, four-day workshop aimed at overcoming gender-, race- and class-based discrimination and inequalities in the field of music production and audio...

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New Fine Arts Indigenous student award

New Fine Arts Indigenous student award

At UVic, we are committed to facing head-on the realities of Canada’s history and present. The new Faculty of Fine Arts Indigenous Student Award brings us one step closer to meeting this commitment. More than just financial assistance for our students, this award is a...

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Join us for a discussion on sustainability & the arts

Join us for a discussion on sustainability & the arts

The climate crisis is one of the most urgent problems of our time, and the arts can play a vital role in helping people better understand its impact. Discover how scholars and researchers in UVic’s Faculty of Fine Arts are responding to today’s defining issues with...

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Thinking globally, reporting locally

Thinking globally, reporting locally

On October 31, world leaders will gather in Glasgow for COP26—the most important climate change summit to date. But how can Canadian journalists make those global negotiations relevant to their local audiences? Thinking Globally, Reporting Locally: A Conversation on...

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Orion Series presents visiting artist Tania Willard

Orion Series presents visiting artist Tania Willard

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: Tania Willard Visiting Artist   7:30 - 9:00 pm (PST) Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 Room A162, UVic...

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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 with a new exhibit – don’t miss it!

Sandra Meigs returns with a new exhibit – 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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