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Exhibit Ellen Neel: The First Woman Totem Pole Carver 2017-01-18 10:00
Description

630 Yates Street This exhibition celebrates the career of Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw) carver Ellen Neel (1916-1966), the first woman carver of monumental totem poles. Further, it acknowledges Neel's influential role as a professional artist and her contribution towards the recognition of Northwest Coast Indian art as a contemporary art form.

"Our art continues to live, for not only is it part and parcel of us, but can be a powerful factor in combining the best part of Indian culture with the fabric of a truly Canadian art form."

Ellen Neel



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Related Website http://uvac.uvic.ca
Location UVIC Legacy Art Gallery Downtown
630 Yates Street
Times 10:00 to 16:00
Pricing

Free and open to the public.

Sponsor UVIC Legacy Art Gallery
250-721-6562
legacy@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar 3rd Annual Mental Health Awareness Event 2017-01-18 04:30:00
Description

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to join in the discussion on mental health at UVic's 3rd Annual Mental Health Awareness Event hosted by the Office of Student Life and the UVSS.

This free event features keynote speaker Kevin Breel, a comedian and mental health activist with over 4 million views on his viral TED talk; a community update on the various mental health initiatives happening on campus; and a special student story-telling performance. Complementary refreshments will be provided at a pre-event reception featuring information booths from various campus and community organizations at 4:00pm in the Bob Wright Center lobby.

 

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/919514491484152/

Speaker Bio: Kevin Breel is a 22-year-old comedian, writer and mental health activist who grew up in Victoria BC. As a stand-up comic, Kevin became one of the youngest feature acts in Canadian history, performing at venues like the Colosseum in Vegas to House of Blues and Rogers Arena. His work as a mental health activist began with his passionate TED talk “Confessions of a Depressed Comic,” which has garnered over 4,000,000 views. Kevin is a national ambassador for the Bell LET’S TALK Campaign and his work has been featured by The Huffington Post, MTV, CNN, NBC, and The Wall Street Journal. Bringing a personality full of warmth, humour and unparalleled honesty and channeling it in to topics people tend not to talk about, Kevin has become an in demand guest speaker at colleges and universities all over North America. 

 

 

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Location PARKING LOT E
B150
Times 04:30:00 to 06:30:00
Pricing
Sponsor Alex Sterling
250-472-5897
uvicsmhs@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar THE POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTION OF THE BC FOREST SECTOR TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION 2017-01-18 15:30:00
Description

<span style="\\&quot;color:" rgb(66,="" 66,="" 66);="" font-family:="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" 12.6px;\\"="">The Forest Carbon Management Project of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is quantifying the potential contribution of British Columbia’s forest sector to climate change mitigation. The project is addressing three related research themes: (1) the biophysical mitigation potential including costs and socio-economic indicators, (2) the impacts of climate change on forest dynamics and the design of climate change mitigation strategies that are informed by those anticipated impacts, and (3) the policy, institutional and financing aspects of the implementation of mitigation strategies. The project involves experts from BC Universities, the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, and the Canadian Forest Service. 

Related Website http://pacificclimate.org/news-and-events/seminars/potential-contribution-bc-forest-sector-climate-change-mitigation
Location UNIVERSITY HOUSE 1
Basement Boardroom
Times 15:30:00 to 16:30:00
Pricing

Free Event 

Sponsor Valerie Acosta
250-472-4682
climate@uvic.com
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Music LARGE ENSEMBLES CONCERT 2017-01-18 19:00:00
Description

St. Michaels University Senior School presents Large Ensembles Concert.

Related Website https://tickets.uvic.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent2493.html
Location UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Farquhar Auditorium
Times 19:00:00 to 21:00:00
Pricing

Tickets are free of charge. It is recommended that tickets are booked in advance, as seating is reserved.

Sponsor UVic Ticket Centre
250-721-8480
ticket@uvic.ca
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Exhibit One Way or Another - Megan Dickie 2017-01-18 All Day
Description

One Way or Another highlights the failure involved in the quest for excellence. The project originated with a trilogy of videos that use classic video games as a platform to investigate human struggle. Within this trilogy a character blunders through a series of obstacles that constantly defy her. These impediments are indicative of forms and concepts that drive my artistic practice: logic inspired, insurmountable forms that are turned into absurd objects of physical comedy. The structures from the videos have been brought to life through sculptures that focus on endless patterns. Together, the sculptures and videos create an immersive environment of humorous persistence. Questioning the value of human progress and highlighting the struggle for bigger, better and more.

 

Megan Dickie is an artist who works in the mediums of sculpture, video and printmaking. Her artistic research focuses on the seductive tension that exists between reason and play. Dickie explores this concept by subverting systems and structures with critically deployed humour.

 

Megan Dickie has exhibited her work across Canada with exhibitions at Oxygen Art Centre (Nelson), Latitude 53 (Edmonton), Stride (Calgary), Grunt Gallery, (Vancouver) BC, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Kenderdine Art Gallery (Saskatoon), Artcite Inc. (Windsor) and Artspace (Peterborough) to name just a few. Dickie has received numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council. Her BFA in printmaking was obtained from the University of Calgary in 1997 and she received a MFA in sculpture from the University of Saskatchewan in 2002.  Megan Dickie currently resides in Victoria, BC and is an Assistant Professor of Visual Art at the University of Victoria.



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Related Website http://openspace.ca/programming/one-way-or-another
Location Open Space Arts Society, 510 Fort Street
Times All Day
Pricing

By donation

Sponsor Megan Quigley
250-383-8833
program.coordinator@openspace.ca
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Other Astronomy Open House 2017-01-18 20:00:00
Description

You say you do not know a red dwarf from a black hole? A giant star from a globular cluster? Well here's your chance to discover everything you've wanted to know about the sky! Everyone welcome.



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Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/science/physics/outreach_alumni/outreach_alumni/community/open-house/index.php
Location WRIGHT CENTRE
5th floor
Times 20:00:00 to 22:00:00
Pricing

Free to the public

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Alumni Physics and Astronomy Colloquia 2017-01-18 15:00:00
Description

Colloquia are held weekly on Wednesdays during the academic year (September through to April) in the Elliott Building lecture theatre 167 at 3:00 pm (unless otherwise stated). They are geared at a general audience—faculty, staff, students and interested members of the general public are welcome.

 

For more information on speakers and topics, visit: http://www.uvic.ca/science/physics/about/home/seminars/index.php



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Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/science/physics/about/home/seminars/index.php
Location ELLIOTT BUILDING
167
Times 15:00:00 to 16:00:00
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Other BOAS: Bake Sale 2017-01-18 08:30:00
Description

Hey everyone!

The Bureau of Anthropology Students (B.O.A.S.) has a bake sale this Wednesday!

We will be located in the lobby of Clearihue (D101B).

Come out and get some goodies! We'll be there all day!

BOAS team
uvicboas@gmail.com

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Location CLEARIHUE BUILDING
hallway D101B
Times 08:30:00 to 16:20:00
Pricing
Sponsor BOAS
uvicboas@gmail.com
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Film Two Lovers and a Bear 2017-01-18 19:00:00
Description

TWO LOVERS AND A BEAR

Director: Kim Nguyen, Canada, 2016, 96 min; 14A

A hypnotic romance about two star-crossed lovers who find that the icy expanses of the Arctic offer little refuge from their pasts. Lucy (Tatiana Maslany, ‘Orphan Black’) and Roman (Dane DeHaan, ‘Life’) are deeply and claustrophobically in love, in their remote town of Apex in Nunavut. But when Lucy is offered a scholarship, it plunges Roman into a deep depression. He finally accedes to her pleas that they spend time together before her imminent departure. Reunited, the couple sets out on one last voyage through the uncharted Arctic wilderness, where it soon becomes clear that Lucy has equally debilitating demons of her own. Director Nguyen transforms his story's unforgiving yet visually stunning environment into a space both viscerally realistic and metaphorical. –Toronto International Film Festival

Set in Apex, and shot in and around Iqaluit, the film portrays the Arctic as a shiftless frontier of cultural unrest. –Maclean’s

“A cold and enigmatic film that envelops the viewer like a big ghostly bear hug.” ---Cinemablographer   

 

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location STUDENT UNION BUILDING
production
Times 19:00:00 to 20:40:00
21:00:00 to 22:40:00
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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