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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

6 Thursday

Theatre Orientation for First Year Students
The department is introducing our first year students (and transfer students wishing to participate) with an intensive “Welcome to the Phoenix” orientation. See the detailed schedule given out at event on Wednesday or at the general office.

5-7 Wed, Thurs. & Friday

UVSS Campus Kick Off
The University of Victoria Students' Society Campus Kick Off features a pancake breakfast, SUB Fair, A Bands on the Roof, Movie in the Quad, Farmer's Market and all ages dance party!

7 Friday@ 12:30pm – 1:45pm

CUPE 4163 TA Orientation
LOCATION TBA
Teaching Assistants meet for orientation and meet with CUPE reps.

5-14 TCU Nomination period

Calling all candidates for TCU Year and Specialization Representatives and the Play Selection Committee Representative. Sign up in the back hall by 4:00pm Sept. 14 if you’re interested in being the voice of the students!

10 Monday @ 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Theatre Department Welcome & Photo
ROGER BISHOP THEATRE
SMILE! Be part of this year’s department photo and be part of Phoenix's ever-growing photo wall! At 12:30pm join us to learn about what’s new, who’s new and the important upcoming events in the building. Followed by group photo outside

11 Tuesday @ 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Theatre Department Meeting for Faculty and Staff
BARBARA McINTYRE STUDIO

Department meeting for faculty, staff, sessionals and appointed student representatives.

11 Tuesday @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Department Graduate Student Orientation
CHIEF DAN GEORGE THEATRE | Social to follow.

All theatre grad students should attend. Meet other students and representatives from CUPE 4163 (for TAs), the Graduate Students’ Society, and the Learning & Teaching Centre to learn about the very important new policies for graduate students.

12 Wednesday @ 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Faculty of Fine Arts Meeting for Faculty and Staff
FINE ARTS 103
Department meeting for faculty, staff, sessionals and appointed student representatives.

13 Thursday @ 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Fine Arts Faculty Student Welcome Party
FINE ARTS COURTYARD
Fine Arts students! Join us for FREE pizza, salads and treats and then share your summer stories with your Fine Arts colleagues. Pizza will be served by your favourite faculty and staff!

17-22 Monday to Friday @ 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Elections and Gotcha!
PHOENIX LOBBY
Vote for your TCU Year and Focus Reps, and buy into the annual game of Gotcha! for $4. (On Sept 19-20 the TCU might be in a different location. Look for signage.) Gotcha! players can pick up your target information on September 27 and 28 over the lunch hour. The game starts at 11:00pm on Saturday, September 30!

19 Wednesday @ 12:45pm

ORION LECTURE: Dr. Helen Gilbert
Dreaming the Future: Indigenous Performance, Environmental Justice & Climate Change

CHIEF DAN GEORGE THEATRE
Dr. Helen Gilbert is a Professor of Theatre at Royal Holloway (University of London) and the author of several influential books in theatre studies. From 2009–14, she led Indigeneity in the Contemporary World, a large transnational and interdisciplinary project funded by European Research Council to focus on indigenous performance across the Americas, the Pacific, Australia and South Africa. This project culminated in EcoCentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts which brought images, objects, sounds, performances and live art installations by over 40 international artists to London in 2013. Dr. Gilbert’s lecture tracks the recent surge in indigenous performing arts calling for collective action on environmental issues, notably climate change. Examples drawn from Australia, the Pacific Islands and North America will show how creative accounts of global warming pose urgent questions about justice, resilience and the role of indigenous knowledges in understanding the earth’s ecosystems.

20     Thursday @ 6:00pm 

MAINSTAGE: Rehearsals begin for The Drowsy Chaperone
ROGER BISHOP THEATRE 
Cast and production crew begin rehearsals, Tuesday through Friday (6pm - 10pm) and Saturdays (10am to 6pm). 

21     Friday @ 12:45pm – 2:00pm

ORION STUDENT WORKSHOP: Dr. Laurence Kominz
Performing Kyogen Farce: Pantomine, Laughter and Dance
BARBARA MACINTYRE STUDIO 
Laurence Kominz is Professor of Japanese at Portland State University teaching Japanese drama and
pre-modern literature and publishing on the literature, history, and performance of kabuki, kyôgen, bunraku, and noh.
Kominz teaches and directs student performances of kyôgen (traditional and original plays) and kabuki. Students can sign up for a special workshop with Dr. Kominz focusing on the elements of Kyogen farce.

24     Monday @ 12:45pm 

ORION LECTURE: Dr. Laurence Kominz
Staging Equality: Parody and Satire in Kyogen
BARBARA MACINTYRE STUDIO 
Laurence Kominz is Professor of Japanese at Portland State University teaching Japanese drama and pre-modern literature and publishing on the literature, history, and performance of kabuki, kyôgen, bunraku, and noh. Kyogen comedy excites audiences with physical comedy and wildly absurd conflicts between characters of differing social statuses. In every conflict situation the character of lower status prevails, creating an unrealistic egalitarian world on stage in which wives defeat abusive husbands, servants outwit overbearing masters, and commoners outsmart and get payback from samurai overlords.

27-28  Monday – Friday @ 8pm 

Muropuro/ The Island of Constellation
CHIEF DAN GEORGE THEATRE 
Muropuro/The Island of Constellation is a result of an initial field research and eco-cultural survey of Dennis Gupa’s doctoral project in applied theatre in the Visayas Islands, Philippines. This multimedia and multilingual collaborative applied theatre performance project is an assemblage of video images, movement and live soundscapes reflecting the histories of colonial encounters, typhoons and ecological decimation in island communities in the Visayas region. In this performance, the artist and his team aspire to engage the audience in reflecting possible equitable futures for vulnerable local/indigenous communities impacted by colonization, disaster and global flows of capitalism. Playwright: Amado Arjay Babon. Concept by the Samar Project Ensemble. Dramaturgy by Dennis Gupa and Michael Carlo Villas. Featuring Francis Matheu, Jon Lazam, Angel Dayao, Lara Aysal, Lucas  Simpson, Dennis Gupa and the women of Bayanihan Cultural and Housing Society.

26 - 28 Wed, Thurs. & Friday @ 12:45pm – 1:45pm 

SATCo: First production of the 2018
BARBARA McINTYRE STUDIO
This seasons of SATCo plays with more information added soon! This fall’s line up includes: Abducted by Emma Jo Conlin, This Room Has 72 Lovers by Geneva Noppers, and Breakwater by Andrew Fraser.

 

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Academic & University Deadlines


September 2017

  • 4 Monday - Labour Day HOLIDAY
  • 6 Wednesday - First term classes begin for all faculties
  • 19 Tuesday - Last day for 100% reduction of tuition fees for standard first term and full year courses. 50% of tuition fees will be assessed for courses dropped after this date4
  • 22 Friday - Last day for adding courses that begin in the first term. Last day for graduate students to register in a personal leave in first term
  • 30 Saturday - Last day for paying first term fees without penalty

October 2017

  • 9 Monday - Thanksgiving Day HOLIDAY
  • 10 Tuesday - Last day for 50% reduction of tuition fees for standard courses. 100% of tuition fees will be assessed for courses dropped after this date
  • 31 Tuesday - Last day for withdrawing from first term courses without penalty of failure

November 2017

  • 11 Saturday - Remembrance Day HOLIDAY
  • 13-15 Monday-Wednesday - Reading Break
  • 14&15 Tuesday & Wednesday - Fall Convocation
  • 15 Wednesday - Faculty of Graduate Studies deadline to apply to graduate for Spring Convocation (students completing in the Fall term only)

December 2017

  • 1 Friday - Last day of classes in first term and National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
  • 4 Monday First-term examinations begin, except Faculty of Human and Social Development
  • 15 Friday - Undergraduate deadline to apply to graduate for Spring Convocation
  • 18 Monday - First term examinations end for all faculties
  • 25 until Jan. 1 Monday-Monday - University closed

January 2018

  • 1 Sunday - New Year's Day
  • 3 Wednesday - Second term classes begin for all faculties
  • 17 Tuesday - Last day for 100% reduction of tuition fees for standard first term and full year courses. 50% of tuition will be assessed for courses dropped after this date
  • 19 Friday - Last day for adding courses that begin in the first term
  • 31 Wednesday - Last day for paying first term fees without penalty

February 2018

  • 6 Tuesday - Last day for 50% reduction of tuition fees for standard courses. 100% of tuition fees will be assessed for courses dropped after this date.
  • 12 Monday - BC Family Day
  • 12-16 Monday-Friday - READING BREAK
  • 15 Thursday - Faculty of Graduate Studies deadline to apply to graduate for Spring Convocation (students completing in the Spring term only)
  • 28 Wednesday - Last day for withdrawing from first term courses without penalty of failure

March 2017

  • 30 Friday - Good Friday HOLIDAY

April 2017

  • 2 Monday - Easter Monday HOLIDAY
  • 6 Friday Last day of classes in second term
  • 9 - 24 Monday - Examinations for all faculties

 

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