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Other Sacred Ecology 2015-03-02 18:30
Description

Join us for an introduction to the practices of sacred ecology, every Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm (except Monday Feb. 9/ BC Family Day).
 
Explore an emerging worldview that integrates the wisdom of spiritual traditions, science and systems theory, eco-psychology deep ecology and our own local skills and knowledge.
 
Contemplate your life as a weave becoming, within the living tapestry of a sacred universe, and awaken to mindful engagement with all that is.  Engage in an ecologically sensitive spirituality for these times, and an emerging cosmological ethic that challenges us (on all levels of human-human and human-earth relationships) to live our lives with ecological integrity and deep respect for all.

Through experiential exercises, discussion, exploration of nature in the garden and other means, we will be engaging all parts of our selves: mind, body, emotions and spirit.

Drop in: No registration necessary.

Simply come and participate as we transform our awareness together.
 
For more information, please contact
United Chaplain, Henri Lock
hlock@uvic.ca / 250.472.4159

 



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Location CHAPEL
Times 18:30 to 20:00
Pricing

Free

Sponsor Rafael Oei
250-721-8338
chaplain@uvic.ca
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Other Graphic Ideas @UVic 2015-03-02 12:30:00
Description

If you love graphic novels, comics, or cartoons, join us for a comic book fair with presentations from students, profs, and... visitors! Come with your favourite graphic work for a discussion between readers and creators about graphic art.

This event is organized by the departments of French; Curriculum and Instruction; UVic Indigenous Law Research Unit; Hispanic and Italian Studies; Germanic and Slavic Studies; Visual Arts and Pacific and Asian Studies, with the support of the UVic Bookstore and the UVic Libraries.

 

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Location UVic Bookstore
Times 12:30:00 to 16:00:00
Pricing

This event is free and open to all. Come and join us for the love of graphic novels!

Sponsor Helene Cazes
250 721 7367
hcazes@uvic.ca
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Other Community Conversation 2015-03-02 13:30:00
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Avoiding Seduction: Developing a Cadre of Anti-Colonial Leadership

It is often thought that good people can change a bad system from within. However, this is naive when we take into account that systems such as the federal government and Indian abnds have a way of crushing those with visions of governance that challenge the colonial status quo. How can we co-opt potentially good opportunities arising from colonial systems? Is this even possible?

In this Community Conversation, members of the Fort William First Nation Governance Committee report back on how they've used a band-led opportunity to decolonize themselves, and to centre Anishinaabeg governance principles in their work and lives. Key to keeping their work anti-colonial has been avoiding the "seduction" of long-term involvement with the band, and to focus on maintaining solidarity and good relationships internally throughout the first 12 months of their work. Future implications of our person decolonization process will also be discussed.

 

 

 

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Location FIRST PEOPLES HOUSE
Ceremonial Hall
Times 13:30:00 to 15:30:00
Pricing
Sponsor Alana Sayers
250-721-6005
hsdissc@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar Grammar Workshop 2015-03-02 11:00
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Wish you were a grammar expert? It's never too late! Whether English is an additional language for you, or you're just hoping to improve your skills, the Grammar workshops are a great way to learn something new about the English language and improve your structure and usage through instruction and practice.
 
Undergraduate and graduate students of every English proficiency level and background are welcome. Bring your questions about grammatical terminology, structure, syntax, usage, and pretty much anything else that’s English-language related. Come for the first 30-40 minutes of instruction and stay as long as you like to work on your assignments and ask questions, or just come for the question/drop-in period from around 1:45 until 3:00 and have any grammar-related questions answered by an expert.
 
Topics change weekly. Check the Centre for Academic Communication's website (https://ltc.uvic.ca/servicesprograms/twc.php) or click on the link below for more information and the topic schedule.


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Location MEARNS CENTRE / MCPHERSON LIBRARY
151b (International Commons Seminar Room)
Times 11:00 to 13:00
Pricing

Free and open to all degree program and Pathways students. No registration required - just drop in!

Sponsor Gillian Saunders
eal1@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar Women in tech culture: What's the big deal about diversity, anyway? 2015-03-02 17:00:00
Description

What's the big deal about diversity in video games?  There are movements dedicated to increasing women's participation in the industry, as well as a culture that actively prevents this.  Join this interactive panel to talk about gender diversity in the tech culture and the backlash against it.  

This event is co-sponsored by the departments of Computer Science and Philosophy.

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/ideafest/
Location ENGINEERING COMP SCIENCE BUILDING
660
Times 17:00:00 to 18:30:00
Pricing

FREE - open to the public!

Sponsor Elizabeth Errington-Wynans
250-472-5854
cscao@uvic.ca
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Music Victoria Sings 2015 2015-03-02 19:30:00
Description

An evening of choral music from Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School students in School District #61
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Please check the list of participating schools to ensure that the correct day is being purchased for:

Monday, 2 March 2015: Northridge Elementary, Marigold Elementary, Cedar Hill Middle, Lansdowne Middle, Reynolds Secondary Junior, Reynolds Secondary Senior, and SD 61 Choir

Tuesday, 3 March 2015: ChoirKid, Quadra Elementary, Campus View Elementary, Willows Elementary, Rockheights Middle, Oak Bay Secondary Jazz, and Oak Bay Secondary Seniors

Wednesday, 4 March 2015: Margaret Jenkins Elementary, Tillicum Elementary, Central Middle, Arbutus Middle, Oak Bay Secondary Vocal Jazz, Oak Bay Secondary Juniors, and Esquimalt Secondary

Thursday, 5 March 2015: Mackenzie Elementary, Frank Hobbs Elementary, Strawberry Vale Elementary, Gordon Head Middle, Colquitz Middle, Glanford Middle, and Mount Doug Secondary.


 

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Location UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Farquhar Auditorium
Times 19:30:00 to 21:30:00
Pricing

All Tickets $10

Weekday Parking Pass $2.50

Baby comps are not available for this event.

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Sponsor UVic Ticket Centre
250-721-8480
ticket@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar Lansdowne Lecture - Quantum Information Science 2015-03-02 18:00:00
Description

Lansdowne Public Lecture

Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Bob Wright Building, Room B150

Professor Raymond Laflamme, University of Waterloo      

Quantum Information Science 

We are at the dawn of a new technological revolution.  Just as the 19th century was the Machine Age and the 20th century was the Information Age, the 21st century promises to go down as the Quantum Age. Harnessing and controlling the counter-intuitive properties of quantum mechanics will enable previously unimaginable technologies that will transform the ways we work, communicate and live. Quantum information processing forces us to learn a new language — one that describes the behaviours and interactions of the universe's most fundamental building blocks.  We are now learning to speak this quantum language — to control quantum systems and apply them toward unprecedented applications in the laboratory and beyond. Quantum technologies are already finding real-world applications, and the groundwork is now being laid for revolutionary advances in the coming years, from ultra-powerful computers to unbreakable cryptography and more. Professor Raymond Laflamme will describe some of the recent progress in the field, such as the experimental implementation of algorithms on small quantum processors, the development of quantum communication applied to cryptography, and he will explore some of the unexpected offshoots of quantum information research, such as advances in neutron interferometry and oil exploration. 

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/science/physics/home/home/news/current/RSVP_Laflamme.php
Location WRIGHT CENTRE
B150
Times 18:00:00 to 19:30:00
Pricing

Free and open to the public.

Sponsor Amanda Bluck
250-721-7698
phast@uvic.ca
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Music Panel Discussion: Testing 1, 2, 3: New Approaches to Music Courses in the 21st Century 2015-03-02 18:00:00
Description

With Dr. Melissa Avdeeff, Dr. Patrick Boyle, and Colleen Eccleston

From Beyoncé and the Beatles to jazz legends and rock divas, UVic's School of Music is always looking for new approaches to its music courses. Through a look at course content and both shifting tastes and audience demands in popular music, this illustrated lecture will demonstrate the need for innovative course design. This discussion is part of IdeaFest 2015, a UVic event celebrating research and creativity.

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Location MACLAURIN BUILDING
B-Wing, Rm. B037
Times 18:00:00 to 20:00:00
Pricing

Free admission

Sponsor School of Music
250-721-8634
concert@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar Be It Resolved: University Should Be Free 2015-03-02 14:30:00
Description

Faculty of Humanities, IdeaFest Debate

With the rising cost of university education, a post-secondary education is becoming the bastion of the wealthy rather than the haven for the academically qualified. While all society demands an educated citizenry, governments are unwilling or unable to keep the costs for students down. Should Canada learn from other countries and make universities free to attend? Join the Faculty of Humanities for the lively debate "Be it resolved: University should be free."

Debators:
Dr. Rachel Cleves, History
Dr. Erin Kelly, English
Dr. Colin Macleod, Philosophy
Dr. Peter Golz, Germanic and Slavic Studies

Moderator:
Dr. John Archibald, Dean of Humanities

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Location DAVID STRONG BUILDING
C103
Times 14:30:00 to 15:30:00
Pricing

Free and open to the public.

Sponsor Blair Taylor
humsoff@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar Graduate Colloquium: Department of Anthropology 2015-03-02 11:30:00
Description

Barbara Hager

Producer, Co-Director & Writer

Aarrow Productions, Inc.

1491: Adapting Charles C. Mann's Book for a Television Mini-series

Can a book change history? If it establishes a bold new way for the past to be understood, perceived or valued, then Charles C. Mann’s best-selling book, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, has achieved this distinction. Mann’s book reinforces the often overlooked facts that the Americas were populated by sophisticated societies of people who were highly advanced in the areas of agriculture, mathematics, astronomy, architecture, resource management, governance, trade and art.  If a book can bring about a profound paradigm shift in how we acknowledge the history of a people, then by association, can a television series based on that book be history-changing as well? The aspiration of the docu-drama series 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas before Columbus is to investigate, celebrate and reveal the accomplishments of Indigenous people prior to 1491. Producing a television series that lives up to the expectations of the author, the readers and the people whose history is being told, is a formidable challenge. It’s critical that the producers, writers, directors, and indeed the broadcasters, be willing and prepared to embark on such a television project with a commitment to respect and honour the collective stories and histories of Indigenous peoples of the Americas. We embarked on this television project knowing that in addition to relying on the research in Mann’s book, we would need to conduct extensive research into a wide range of topics related to Indigenous history. The time has come for Indigenous people to take a leadership role in the research and interpretation of their individual and collective histories. This includes writing, producing and directing documentary and dramatic television series and films about the Indigenous history of the Americas.

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/anthropology/undergraduate/colloquium/index.php
Location CORNETT BUILDING
A229
Times 11:30:00 to 12:50:00
Pricing

Everyone welcome.

Sponsor Anthropology Department
anthtwo@uvic.ca
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Other IdeaFest 2015 2015-03-02 All Day
Description

Join UVic thinkers, innovators and artists from across campus as they explore dozens of world-changing ideas at the university’s 4th annual IdeaFest. With over 50 panels, workshops, exhibits, lectures and tours, the hardest part will be choosing which events to attend! All events are free and, unless indicated, no registration is required.

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/ideafest/
Location UVic Campus
Times All Day
Pricing

n/a

Sponsor Office of the VP Research, UVic
250-472-5416
ideafest@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar Change-makers: Bright minds and big ideas 2015-03-02 19:00:00
Description

UVic is home to 38 internationally recognized Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) who are pushing the frontiers of knowledge in their fields.

Join four of these pre-eminent scholars as they share their stories of innovation and impact. Be inspired by marine and deep-space discoveries, ground-breaking cancer research and new perspectives in Indigenous law. #IdeaFest2015

Hosted by UVic's Vice-President of Research: David Castle

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Location HICKMAN BUILDING
HHB 105
Times 19:00:00 to 21:00:00
Pricing

FREE

Sponsor Tara Todesco
250-853-3849
ifcoord@uvic.ca
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Other Prayer in the Style of Taize 2015-03-02 16:30
Description

Last Friday of each month ~ 4:30pm
Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24,
(except May 29) May 22 (instead)

UVic Interfaith Chapel

This is a contemplative form of Christian prayer focused on drawing us into spiritual depths with a meditative rhythm of
chant, prayer, and silence.

For more information contact:
United Chaplain Henri Lock, hlock@uvic.ca



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Location CHAPEL
Times 16:30 to 18:30
Pricing

Free

Sponsor Rafael Oei
250-721-8338
chaplain@uvic.ca
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Music Graduating Recital: James Yi, clarinet 2015-03-02 20:00:00
Description

Clarinetist James Yi presents his Bachelor of Music graduating recital.

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Location MACLAURIN BUILDING
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, Rm B125
Times 20:00:00 to 21:30:00
Pricing

Free admission

Sponsor School of Music
250-721-8634
concert@uvic.ca
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Film Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" 2015-03-02 17:00:00
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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

Director: Wes Anderson   USA, 2014, 100 min; 14A

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartman, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson

“WONDERFUL!” –The Telegraph

“FANCIFUL!” –Salon.com

“MARVELOUS!” –Entertainment Weekly

“NOTHING SHORT OF AN ENCHANTMENT!” –Austin Chronicle

An elaborate and delightful work of tragicomic confectionery set at an imaginary resort in an imaginary country that depicts the interwar years in Europe largely as a set of high-society hijinks out of 1930s Hollywood comedies. Anderson’s cast features one of Ralph Fiennes’ best performances and is loaded with peculiar delights, including cameos by Bill Murray and Owen Wilson. His script is loaded with zingers and divided into chapters with on-screen titles. This is one of Anderson’s funniest and most fanciful movies, but perversely enough it may also be his most serious, most tragic and most shadowed by history, shot through with an overwhelming sense of loss. –Salon.com

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location Student Union
production
Times 17:00:00 to 18:40:00
19:00:00 to 20:40:00
Pricing

UVSS Students: $5.75
SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $4.75
Seniors (65 & over), Children (12 & under): $5.75
Other Students: $6.75
Cinemagic Members: $6.75
Uvic Alumni, Faculty, Staff & their guests (1 only): $6.75
Non-members: $7.75

MATINEES all seats: $4.75

Sponsor CINECENTA
721-8365
office@cinecenta.com
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