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A new & different academic year

A new & different academic year

A new (and different) school year Welcome to issue 13 of the Fine Arts Connector and the start of a new academic year—one that we can definitely say will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. With only about 3,500 students on campus and the majority of classes...

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Chelsea Kutyn sings for life

Chelsea Kutyn sings for life

When graduating School of Music soprano Chelsea Kutyn decided to film a rehearsal for her graduation recital this spring, she had no idea that it would soon lead to national press coverage as a result of a life-threatening health risk. As the campus started to shut...

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Writing prize nominations feature alumni, instructors

Writing prize nominations feature alumni, instructors

Along with the start of classes, September also sees the start of the annual book awards season—and so far, we're looking at a bumper crop of nominations for Fine Arts alumni and instructors. Journey Prize Kicking off the awards season is the $10,000 Writers' Trust...

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Expanding our campus community

Expanding our campus community

Expanding our campus community  Welcome to issue 10 of the Fine Arts Connector, your regular listing of news, resources, activities and other shareable content from UVic's Faculty of Fine Arts. It's a handy way of keeping up with student, faculty and alumni activity...

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Woven, embroidered and stitched

Woven, embroidered and stitched

If you’re looking for cultural casualties of the spring pandemic, Fine Arts has plenty of examples: from cancelled concerts in the School of Music to the Visual Arts BFA grad exhibit and the final Phoenix Theatre production of the year, there was no shortage of...

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Graduation celebration

Graduation celebration

Graduation celebration Welcome to issue 11 of the Fine Arts Connector, your regular listing of news, resources, activities and other shareable content from UVic's Faculty of Fine Arts. It's a handy way of keeping up with student, faculty and alumni activity while...

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We will need fine arts graduates in a post-COVID-19 world

We will need fine arts graduates in a post-COVID-19 world

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau noted during his daily pandemic briefing on April 17, “Since the beginning of the current crisis, artists have been bringing comfort, laughs and happiness into our lives.” He’s right: the arts are important, particularly during a...

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Physically distanced, culturally connected

Physically distanced, culturally connected

Physically distanced, culturally connected Welcome to issue 10 of the Fine Arts Connector, your regular listing of news, resources, activities and other shareable content from UVic's Faculty of Fine Arts. It's a handy way of keeping up with student, faculty and alumni...

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The newest phase

The newest phase

The newest phase Welcome to issue nine of The Fine Arts Connector, your biweekly listing of news, resources, activities and other shareable content from the Faculty of Fine Arts, specifically compiled for distribution during the current health crisis. If you missed...

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Moving Ahead

Moving Ahead

Moving ahead Welcome to issue eight of The Fine Arts Connector, your biweekly listing of news, resources, activities and other shareable content from the Faculty of Fine Arts, specifically compiled for distribution during the current health crisis. While the cultural...

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Restart me up

Restart me up

Restart me up Welcome to issue seven of the Fine Arts Connector, your biweekly listing of news, resources, activities and other shareable content from the Faculty of Fine Arts, specifically compiled for distribution during the current health crisis. As Premier John...

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Theatre researcher named top SSHRC Storyteller

Theatre researcher named top SSHRC Storyteller

Department of Theatre PhD candidate Lara Aysal has been named one of the top 25 “Storytellers” in an annual competition announced on May 5 by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. SSHRC’s 2020 Storytellers competition celebrates the best in research...

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Star Wars performance supports COVID-19 student fund

Star Wars performance supports COVID-19 student fund

Department of Theatre alum Charles Ross will livestream his popular interstellar romp The One-Man Star Wars Trilogy at 5pm Monday, May 4, to help support an emergency fund for students experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. Coordinated...

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Doing our part

Doing our part

Doing our part Welcome to issue six of The Fine Arts Connector, your weekly listing of news, resources, activities and other shareable content from the Faculty of Fine Arts, specifically compiled for distribution during the current health crisis. Another...

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No fear, only courage

No fear, only courage

No fear, only courage Welcome to issue five of The Fine Arts Connector, your weekly listing of news, resources, activities and other shareable content from the Faculty of Fine Arts, specifically compiled for distribution during the current health crisis....

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Never more than now

Never more than now

Never more than nowWelcome to issue four of The Fine Arts Connector, your weekly listing of news, resources, activities and other shareable content from the Faculty of Fine Arts, specifically compiled for distribution during the current health crisis.If...

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Art for our times

Art for our times

Art for our time Welcome to week three of The Fine Arts Connector, your weekly listing of news, resources, activities and other shareable content from the Faculty of Fine Arts, specifically compiled for distribution during the current health crisis. As well as the...

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George Corwin: A life defined by music

George Corwin: A life defined by music

Musician, conductor, educator and a legendary figure in the UVic School of Music pantheon, Professor Emeritus George Corwin passed away in his sleep on March 28 at the age of 91. But his influence, wisdom and indomitable love of music will live on through the...

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A creative community

A creative community

A creative community   Welcome to week two of The Fine Arts Connector, your weekly listing of news, resources, activities and other shareable content from the Faculty of Fine Arts, specifically compiled for distribution during the current health crisis. ...

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The show can go on

The show can go on

The show can go onWhen the Phoenix Theatre’s season-ending production of The Children’s Hour closed on its March 12 opening night due to the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic, it signalled the swift cancellation of all public programming in the Faculty...

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Fine Arts events cancelled in response to COVID-19

Fine Arts events cancelled in response to COVID-19

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...

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A flurry of Fine Arts at Belfry’s Spark Fest

A flurry of Fine Arts at Belfry’s Spark Fest

Each year, our friends and colleagues at the Belfry Theatre present their SPARK Festival, which offers some of the best small theatrical touring productions in Canada, as well as workshops, staged readings and other events. Now in its 11th year, Fine Arts faculty,...

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Tiffany Tjosvold embraces art for everyone

Tiffany Tjosvold embraces art for everyone

When American actress Ali Stroker made history in 2019 by becoming the first wheelchair user to be nominated for—and win—a Tony Award, it was simply another indication that mixed-ability performance instructor Tiffany Tjosvold (BFA ’12, BEd ’14) was on the right...

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2019 in review: part two

2019 in review: part two

From our amazing alumni and stellar students to new creative spaces, a $1 million-plus donation and the passing of a literary legend, here are the final five top Fine Arts stories of 2019. Active alumni It was a good year for Fine Arts alumni, with School of Music...

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2019 in review: part one

2019 in review: part one

2019 was another exciting year in Fine Arts, with the spotlight turned on our faculty, students and alumni locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. Here are just a few of the top stories from the year that's gone by. Orontes Quartet completes their...

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Seasonal concerts a holiday highlight

Seasonal concerts a holiday highlight

As the semester winds up and temperatures begin to drop, it's only natural that thoughts turn to . . . holiday music. Nothing capture the season quite like a community concert, and the School of Music has a number of winter highlights coming up in the days ahead....

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Final week for Spotlight on Alumni show

Final week for Spotlight on Alumni show

With Deparment of Theatre alum Sam Mullins now in his final week of the annual Spotlight on Alumni showcase, he takes a bit of time to talk about the magic of storytelling in Weaksauce & Other Stories, which continues to Oct 19 at UVic's Phoenix Theatre. The show...

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“Master storyteller” Sam Mullins shares greatest hits

“Master storyteller” Sam Mullins shares greatest hits

Theatre alum and two-time Canadian Comedy Award-winner Sam Mullins has made a career of sharing his own life experiences on stage . . . whether they be the angst-ridden and tender moments of a 16-year-old falling in love for the first time, some hilarious and...

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Visual Arts on view

Visual Arts on view

There’s never been a better month to see the bold contemporary work emerging from our Visual Arts department, thanks to a number of local solo exhibits by professors and alumni. Professor Megan Dickie presents Blue Skies, her latest solo exhibit of new works. Recently...

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