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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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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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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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$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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Creative Futures: Documenting the Climate Crisis

Creative Futures: Documenting the Climate Crisis

Creative Futures: Dean's Speaker Series"Documenting the Climate Crisis" With Sean Holman, Colin Malloy & Paul Walde Moderated by Dennine Dudley 12:30pm (PST) Thursday, May 26, 2022 Online webinar  Free & open to the public via Zoom Register here Presented by...

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Orion Series presents Smum iem Matriarch Marilyn James

Orion Series presents Smum iem Matriarch Marilyn James

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: Marilyn James Smum iem Matriarch, Autonomous Sinixt  “Counter mapping and Sinixt Resurgence” ...

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School of Music debuts new Ballet BC collaboration

School of Music debuts new Ballet BC collaboration

Christopher Butterfield performs "Scenes of Thought" with Sidney Chuckas, Kiana Jung & Emily Chessa (photo: Kristy Farkas)There’s no question the COVID era has had a devastating impact on the arts industry, but it has also provided time and space for bold new...

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The Human Nature of Climate Change

The Human Nature of Climate Change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnRVSA_3L70 No question, we've had a tough few years: many people across BC are still grappling with the aftermath of intense winter storms and some areas continue to be impacted without reprieve. Recent historic winter rainfalls were...

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Orion Series presents Islamic scholar Richard McClary

Orion Series presents Islamic scholar Richard McClary

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: Richard McClary Visiting Scholar “Islamic Tiles in Museums: Past, Present & Future” 11:30am...

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Media & faculty activity this fall

Media & faculty activity this fall

There’s been no shortage of faculty activity beyond our departments this fall, with a wide range of professors and instructors appearing in the media, participating in festivals and exhibitions, or lending their expertise to workshops and symposia. Art History &...

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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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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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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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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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