UVic Events Calendar

uSource Login

Browse events by day

UVic Events Calendar
Day of Thursday, March 14, 2013 < Previous | Next >
< Previous | Next >
Category Title Date Time
Other Mindfulness Meditation 2013-03-14 19:00
Description

To help students deal with stress skillfully and build
self-awareness through meditation, body movements, and relaxation exercises.

This is an eight-week session introduction to mindfulness meditation and is focused on skill-development and experiencing emotional and mental balance.  We will cultivate ease, compassion, clarity and spiritual awareness in living life more openly, less reactively and with increased contentment.  Participants will receive practical tools to deepen awareness through awareness of breath, physical sensations, thoughts and feelings.

This introduction to mindfulness meditation draws upon the work of Jon Kabbat-Zinn, Thomas Keating and Pema Chodron,
and Buddhist, Christian and non-religious approaches to contemplative wisdom.

Instructor:  Henri Lock, United Chaplain, Multifaith Services

This program is free and open to students, as well as staff and faculty.

Participants are encouraged to attend every session and need to register.

To register, please email hlock@uvic.ca



This Event is part of a series: Search for future dates
Related Website
Location CHAPEL
Times 19:00 to 21:00
Pricing

Free

Sponsor Rafael Oei
250-721-8338
chaplain@uvic.ca
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Other What can you do with your degree in...Arts, Culture and Communications? 2013-03-14 17:30:00
Description

Wondering how to make the leap from university to a rewarding career? Sign up for a “What can you do with your degree” session to hear from industry experts who will tell you how they broke into their sectors and share valuable career advice. 

Why attend?

This is a chance to:

  • learn about career options in specific industries
  • hear about the current job market
  • understand the competencies that you’ve developed through your coursework
  • get meaningful advice about your career plans
  • figure out your next steps after graduation

Current Panel topics include:

  • Bio-Medical and Health sector
  • Sustainability and Green Technology
  • Banking, Finance and Investment
  • Community Development, Non-Profit
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Arts, Culture and Communications

What can you do with your degree in...Arts, Culture and Communications?

WHEN: Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
WHERE: ECS 124

Visit http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca to sign up for this and other “What can you do with your degree?” sessions.

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/coopandcareer/wcydwyd
Location ENGINEERING COMP SCIENCE BUILDING
124
Times 17:30:00 to 19:00:00
Pricing

Free

Sponsor Amy Machin
amachin@uvic.ca
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Film "The House I Live In" 2013-03-14 19:00:00
Description

Director: Eugene Jarecki;  Netherlands/UK/USA, 2012, 108 minutes

Eugene Jarecki's documentary dissection of the war on drugs offers a powerfully despairing view of a crackdown that began in the Nixon era. Working as a superb investigative journalist, Jarecki demonstrates all the ways that the ''war'' has become futile in The House I Live In, but also how it is now an unstoppable industry, with privatized prisons run as economic engines. Jarecki talks to convicts, corrections officers, judges, and — in a fantastic interview — David Simon, creator of The Wire, who argues that the targeting of minorities, fused with mandatory sentencing, has turned the war on drugs into ''a holocaust in slow motion.'' –Entertainment Weekly

 

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location Student Union
Cinecenta theatre
Times 19:00:00 to 20:50:00
21:10:00 to 23:00:00
Pricing

 

UVSS Students: $5.75

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $3.75

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
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Lecture/Seminar Classical Association of Vancouver Island 2013-03-14 19:30:00
Description

Seventh Meeting of the 2012/2013 Academic Year

Thursday March 14th at 7:30 pm, University Centre A180 (Senate Room)

Professor John P. Oleson (University of Victoria)

Will present a lecture entitled “From Church to Farmhouse: The Fate of Christians and Churches in Early Islamic Humayma (Jordan).”

Humayma, ancient Hauarra, was a small Nabataean, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic settlement in the Hisma desert of southern Jordan. Despite the small population, five Byzantine churches turned up during Prof. Oleson’s excavations at the site, embellished with elaborate marble chancel screens. His talk will deal with the process of excavating and interpreting the churches, which show interesting patterns of parallels and diversity in plan, along with extensive use of a modular system of design. Three of the churches appear to have been abandoned in the seventh century and subsequently occupied only by occasional squatters. The other two churches fell out of use at some point in the seventh and eighth centuries, but were then intensively reoccupied for several centuries as farmhouses. The lecture will deal with possible reasons for the patterns of reuse or abandonment, and the evidence they provide for the social and economic conditions at this isolated site during the Late Byzantine and Early Islamic period.

The Classical Association of Vancouver Island is UVic’s organization for people interested in the Greek and Roman worlds. Monthly lectures by local and international scholars take place on campus. Everyone is welcome.

To join CAVI and be on our mailing list, please send your name, contact information (address/email), and membership dues (10$/year, cheques payable to CAVI):

CAVI – Department of Greek and Roman Studies
PO Box 3045 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W3P4

For more information, please contact: Dr. Brendan Burke, Chair, Department of Greek and Roman Studies (bburke@uvic.ca). Questions or corrections about our mailing list, contact Sonja Bermingham at 250 721 8514
 

Related Website
Location UNIVERSITY CENTRE
A180
Times 19:30:00 to 21:30:00
Pricing

Free and open to the public.

Sponsor Sonja Bermingham
250-721-8514
sberming@uvic.ca
Attachment cal_1_event_87437_7th CAVI MEETING JPO.pdf
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Lecture/Seminar Master of Global Business (MGB) Online Information Session 2013-03-14 10:00:00
Description

One Year, Three Countries and a Global Internship!

If you have an undergraduate degree in business and want to build your international skill-set then our Master of Global Business degree program at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business may be right for you.

There is no other program quite like it in Canada. You spend two and one half months in each country and complete the program with a global internship.

During the webinar we will discuss the program features and structure of the UVic MGB. You will also have the opportunity to ask any question you may have about the program.

Login information and instructions will be provided upon receipt of your RSVP. Please RSVP to Sandy Huang at huangyt@uvic.ca

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/gustavson/gill/mgb/infosessions/index.php
Location Online
Times 10:00:00 to 11:00:00
Pricing

FREE
Open to the general public

Sponsor Sandy Huang
huangyt@uvic.ca
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Theatre PHOENIX THEATRE: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised) @8pm 2013-03-14 20:00:00
Description

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised)
Book,  Music, and Lyrics by Clark Gesner

Directed by Fran Gebhard

Good grief!  A runaway hit on Broadway – twice! – this loveable ode to Charles Schulz’s Peanuts gang brings your favourite characters to life!  Up to his old antics with Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, and Snoopy, join Charlie Brown in some fun for the whole family set to a Grammy-nominated score!



This Event is part of a series: Search for future dates
Related Website http://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/season/2012-2013/charlie_brown/
Location PHOENIX THEATRE
Times 20:00:00 to 22:00:00
Pricing

Adult: $22
Senior: $18
Student: $16
Weekend evenings: $24
Alumni: Student pricing on weekends.

Sponsor
250-721-8000
theatre@uvic.ca
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Lecture/Seminar Lansdowne Lecture "Praxis Makes Perfect: New Models for Learning in the Humanities" 2013-03-14 19:00:00
Description

Dr. Bethany Nowviskie, Director, Digital Reserach and Scholarship, UVa Library, Associate Director, Scholarly and Communications Institute

What's missing from graduate training in the humanities? How can we fill the gap -- and why must we fill it now? Anchored in her work with the Scholarly Communication Institute and at the University of Virginia’s Praxis Program, Bethany Nowviskie will focus on concrete, extra-curricular experiments that prepare students to meet the needs and opportunities of the digital age. A longtime digital humanities scholar-practitioner, Nowviskie leads the Scholars' Lab and related programs at UVa Library and is President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities.

Related Website
Location SOCIAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS
A110
Times 19:00:00 to 20:30:00
Pricing

Free and open to the public.

Sponsor Jentery Sayers
250-721-7236
jentery@uvic.ca
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Lecture/Seminar CSRS Public Lecture Series - Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide: How Now for Christianity in Canada? 2013-03-14 16:30:00
Description

CSRS Public Lecture Series
Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide: How Now for Christianity in Canada?

Speaker: Wendy Fletcher
Vancouver School of Theology
 

The idea of “religionless Christianity,” generally attributed to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, is currently in renewed circulation as theologians struggle to find a response to the decline of historic colonial churches. Through the work of American theologians such as Harvey Cox and Diana Butler Bass, as well as some noted Canadian slam poets, this theological motif is being set into conversation with similar discussions concerning the category of “spiritual but not religious.” In this talk, we will consider the key tenets of religionless Christianity as expressed by Bonhoeffer and those who came before him in order to demonstrate the limitations of this model for the Canadian case. This exploration will be set against the backdrop of both religious decline and renewed energy in religious/spiritual places by way of addressing the question (in the immortal words of the brown cow): “How now for Christianity in Canada?”

Wendy Fletcher currently serves as professor of the history of Christianity at Vancouver School of Theology where she also served as principal and dean for 12 years. Prior to this, Wendy was professor of Church history and historical theology at Huron University College of the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests focus on the intersection of culture and Christianity in the 20th century with particular reference to the role and place of women, relations with Canadian First Nations persons, and the decline of Christianity in Canadian culture, all set in conversation with the formulation of a post colonial missiology. Wendy is the author of two books and numerous articles and chapters in collected volumes.
 


 
 

 

Related Website http://www.csrs.uvic.ca
Location SOCIAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS
A110
Times 16:30:00 to 17:30:00
Pricing

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Sponsor CSRS
250-721-6325
csrs@uvic.ca
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Lecture/Seminar This Crazy Time: Living Our Environmental Challenge 2013-03-14 19:00:00
Description

Lecture by activist and author Zeporah Berman, named by the Royal Museum of BC as one of the 150 people who have changed BC history. The event will also feature the presentation of UVic's first Student Sustainability Champion Award.

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/sustainability
Location MACLAURIN BUILDING
David Lam Auditorium,
Times 19:00:00 to 21:00:00
Pricing

Free

Sponsor Matt Greeno
250-721-6678
mgreeno@uvic.ca
Attachment cal_1_event_89398_TzeporahBerman.pdf
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Lecture/Seminar Intergenerational Theatre for Development in India 2013-03-14 16:45:00
Description

After being displaced by the 2006 tsunami, a new community in India is using Applied Theatre to reconnect its citizens. The creation of an intergenerational theatre company to perform the stories of seniors and rural youth of the Tamilnadu community has the potential to create lines of dialogue across generations by  positively highlighting the life experiences of residents of Tamaraikulam Elders’ Village and students of the Isha Vidhya Matriculation School. Theatre PhD student Matthew Gusul recently visited India and will tell the story of this developing project.

Related Website http://finearts.uvic.ca/blog/?p=2467
Location PHOENIX THEATRE
McIntyre Studio
Times 16:45:00 to 18:00:00
Pricing

Free

Sponsor john threlfall
250-721-6222
johnt@uvic.ca
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Music Orchestral and Conducting Masterclass 2013-03-14 15:30:00
Description

The School of Music is delighted to present a series of masterclasses for orchestra and young conductors lead by Mr. Zsolt Nagy, Professor of Conducting of the Conservatoire Nationale Superieure de Dance et Musique Paris. In this session, Nagy will work with the UVic Orchestra. All sessions are open to the public and visitors are more than welcome.
Material:
Modest Mussorgsky (RUS) - Maurice Ravel (FR): Pictures at an Exhibition
Antonin Dvorak (CZ): Slavonic  Dances op. 46

 

 

Related Website
Location UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Farquhar Auditorium
Times 15:30:00 to 18:00:00
Pricing

Free admission

Sponsor School of Music
250-721-8634
concert@uvic.ca
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Lecture/Seminar Mathematical Models for Territorial Interaction 2013-03-14 15:30:00
Description

Mathematical models can help us understand the formation of complex spatial patterns, including the territories of wolves and coyotes.  In this talk, Mark Lewis will show how biologically-based mechanistic rules can be put into a mathematical model which predicts the process of territorial formation as individuals create and respond to scent marks.  The model predicts complex spatial patterns which are seen in nature, such stable 'buffer zones' between territories which act as refuges for prey such as deer.  Finally he will show how a version of the territorial model has been applied to human populations in understanding spatial patterns arising from conflict between urban gangs. This talk is a part of the cross Canada series of lectures on Math of Planet Earth.

Related Website
Location WRIGHT CENTRE
A104
Times 15:30:00 to 16:30:00
Pricing
Sponsor Linda Metters
250-472-4271
pims@uvic.ca
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Lecture/Seminar More than words: what making an endangered-language dictionary can reveal about technologies, communities, and doing research 2013-03-14 15:30:00
Description

Dr. Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins, Dept. of Linguistics

Dictionaries are cultural objects whose content, form and use depend on the languages recorded in them and on when, how and by whom they are made. This talk reflects on the role evolving technologies and conceptions of linguists’ responsibilities to communities have played in the making of a dictionary of Nxa’amxcín (Salish), a critically endangered language spoken in Washington State. Dr. Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins is an Associate Professor of Linguistics, specializing in Salish languages and Theoretical Phonology. Her current research program is to construct a documentary and descriptive record of Nxa’amxcín for purposes of scholarship and language revitalization.  

Related Website
Location CLEARIHUE BUILDING
A211
Times 15:30:00 to 16:30:00
Pricing

Free and open to the public.

Sponsor Blair Taylor
4677
humsoff@uvic.ca
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Exhibit Berger Inquiry: A Hands-On History Exhibition 2013-03-14 All Day
Description

Come visit this exhibition on the McKenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry. The exhibition marks the 35th anniversary of Judge Berger’s final report on the pipeline and shows how the inquiry gave voice to the Aboriginal people whose traditional territory would have been affected. Hanging above the exhibition are beaver stretchers with twenty historical images shot by UBC Professor Michael Jackson during the Community hearings. On the walls are life-sized portraits of key organizers shot by photographer Linda MacCannell.

This is a highly interactive opportunity for all students - Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal - to engage with the Mackenzie Vally Pipeline Inquiry and the issues it raises. These same issues are being raised in British Columbia today. In the workshop activity, students will be provided with original testimony - in both written and audio form - that speaks to the historic, legal and environmental impacts the decision would have on the Dene and Inuit way of life. Students are then asked the critical question: "Put yourself in Judge Berger's chair. Decide what Canada should do." 



This Event is part of a series: Search for future dates
Related Website http://www.cbc.ca/thetrailbreaker/episodes/2012/02/07/introducing-berger-to-the-next-generation/
Location FRASER BUILDING
150 (Moot Courtroom)
Times All Day
Pricing

Free

Sponsor James Billingsley
250-888-1061
jbill@uvic.ca
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Film Big Data PechaKucha 2013-03-14 17:00:00
Description

We are entering an era where massive amounts of data drive innovation in business, government and academia. But what is “Big Data”? And how does it really have, in the words of Cornell computer scientist Jon Kleinberg, "the potential to change everything?"

Join us for a fast-paced PechaKucha-style event exploring some of UVic’s big data projects and the people behind them!

This event is part of Ideafest 2013!

Related Website http://www.csc.uvic.ca/News/news_post.htm?news_item_id=126
Location University Club
Times 17:00:00 to 19:00:00
Pricing

Free and open to the pulbic

RSVP: bigdata@csc.uvic.ca

Sponsor Heather Croft
bigdata@csc.uvic.ca
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt
Lecture/Seminar How does BC reconcile resource extraction with environmental and economic concerns? 2013-03-14 19:30:00
Description

Pipelines to the coast, logs to the south and mines throughout the interior--BC's natural resources are big business on a global scale. So how do we reconcile this economic certainty with environmental, ethical and political concerns about extraction?

Tom Pedersen (Director, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions) will moderate this discussion with panelists MP Murray Rankin, Daniel Rondeau, Judith Sayers and Kara Shaw.

For those who cannot attend in person, this event will be webcast.

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/ideafest
Location WRIGHT CENTRE
B150
Times 19:30:00 to 21:00:00
Pricing

FREE

Sponsor Melanie Tromp Hoover
250-853-3849
melaniet@uvic.ca
Tell a friend
Print this event
Download .vCal .iCal .csv .txt

Calendar

<   March 2013   >
S M T W T F S
1 2 <
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 <
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 <
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 <
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 <
31 <

Display event results

Public and unlisted events

This events calendar lists events sponsored by units at the university of Victoria, or those held at the university's major public venues.

For information about public events on campus organized by non-university organizations, please call Non Academis Bookings ad (250) 721-7587.

If you have further questions about UVic-sponsored events not listed in this calendar, contact UVic Communications, at (250) 721-7636, ucom@uvic.ca.

About the calendar

The calendar is provided as a public service and lists events sponsored by units at the University of Victoria, and events held at the university's major public venues (e.g. Farquhar Auditorium, Centennial Stadium, Phoenix Theatre, CineCenta). Non-UVic sponsored events at these facilities are included in this calendar as a public service.

The university cannot guarantee the accuracy of information and is not responsible for any loss or inconvenience caused by inaccuracies in these listings. For more information, please contact UVic Communications at 250-721-7636 or ucom@uvic.ca.