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Lecture/Seminar CSRS Public Lecture Series - i-God: Four Varieties of Spiritual but not Religious Experience 2013-11-14 16:30:00

CSRS Public Lecture Series

i-God: Four Varieties of Spiritual but not Religious Experience
Siobhan Chandler, CSRS Visiting Research Fellow, University of Waterloo

Today many people say they are spiritual but are not religious in the traditional sense. Religion scholars are now paying attention to the rapid emergence of a large but amorphous group of spiritual but not religious seekers, yet research on the phenomenon is in the early stages. One of the key problems is differentiating between different ways people use the term to describe their religious stance. In this talk, Siobhan Chandler will discuss four different ways the term spiritual but not religious is being used as a form of religious self-identification to bring some much needed clarity to our understanding of the concept.

Siobhan Chandler is a visiting research fellow at The Centre for Studies of Religion in Society. Her doctoral research (PhD 2011) examined the social implications of the growing tendency of westerners to be spiritual outsides formal religious traditions. Her current research focuses on classifying the spiritual but not religious phenomenon, and implications for businesses and health care. She lives in Victoria.

This lecture is a part of The John Albert Hall Lecture Series which features expert perspectives on the changing role of religion in contemporary society. The John Albert Hall Lectures are videotaped and available online HERE.

Related Website http://www.csrs.uvic.ca
Times 16:30:00 to 17:30:00

This lecture is free and open to the public. Support for this lecture is generously provided by the Anglican Diocese of BC John Albert Hall Trust.

Sponsor CSRS
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Exhibit paradox 2013-11-14 10:00

The notion of paradox provides an apt means of curating seven divergent artists who make up the University of Victoria's Visual Arts department. Despite their widely varying practices, they share fundamental interests in the contradictory nature of our very physical and psychic experiences in, and of, the world around us.

Paradox presents the recent work of the artists teaching in department of Visual Arts of the University of Victoria. The seven faculty members (Daniel Laskarin, Sandra Meigs, Robert Youds, Vikky Alexander, Lynda Gammon, Jennifer Stillwell, and Paul Walde) are mid-career and senior artists with national and international careers. Each artist will be represented by work characteristic of current practice relating to the theme of the paradox implicit in our experience of art.

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Related Website http://www.uvac.uvic.ca
Location Legacy Art Gallery Downtown
630 Yates St.
Times 10:00 to 14:00

Free and open to the public.

Sponsor Legacy Art Gallery reception
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Exhibit On Tour: Canada's 41 Best Designed Books 2013-11-14 08:30:00

Canada's award winning books are on tour and the University of Victoria is one of the Canadian university library stops. The books will also be entered in the international book design competition in Leipzig, Germany in February 2014.

The winners of the 31st annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada can be viewed in the McPherson Library Special Collections Reading Room, Monday to Friday,  from October 28 – November 29.

The winning titles were chosen from 236 Canadian entries published in 2012, from 9 provinces and 112 publishers. For the complete list of winners: http://www.alcuinsociety.com/awards/2012_alcuin_award_winners.pdf

Related Website http://www.alcuinsociety.com/awards/2012_alcuin_award_winners.pdf
Times 08:30:00 to 16:30:00


Sponsor Susan Henderson
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Theatre PHOENIX THEATRE: The Skin of Our Teeth @8pm 2013-11-14 20:00:00


By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Linda Hardy

Enter New Jersey suburbia: home of the perfect middle class family, George, his wife Maggie, their children Gladys and Henry (previously known as Cain?), and their pet dinosaur. George is the inventor of the alphabet, the wheel, and the multiplication tables – he’s the pick of the human race! But can the family survive the ravages of ice ages, global warming, storms, floods, depressions and war? Absurdly funny and very profound, this 1943 Pulitzer Prize-winning satire from the author of Our Town takes us on a wild and raucous tour through the ages.  Revolutionary when first written, The Skin of Our Teeth is a play for our time.

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Related Website http://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/season/2013-2014/Skin_of_out_teeth/
Times 20:00:00 to 22:00:00

Adult: $22

Senior: $20

Student: $14

Weekend Evenings: $24

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Exhibit Art exhibit: The Basement Panoramas 2013-11-14 19:30:00

Department of Visual Arts faculty member and highly respected Canadian artist Sandra Meigs departs from her paintings of monochromatic, beg7:30pmuiling shapes to study the invisible foundations of buildings—basements and crawl spaces. These forgotten, and often neglected areas, become familiar with Meigs’ exciting new works.

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Location Open Space
510 Fort Street
Times 19:30:00 to 23:00:00


Sponsor John Threlfall
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Other Wisdom Jesus 2013-11-14 18:30

Come join me as we explore the teaching of Jesus of Nazareth, the spiritual master who stands at the fountainhead of western spirituality.

In this spiritual journey, we will not be re-iterating the stereo-typical image of Jesus.

We will instead focus on Jesus as a teacher of wisdom, of the perennial philosophy that is designed to transform consciousness from ego-centered concern to the experience of the unity and inter-connectedness of all reality.

Through various spiritual practices and exercises, we will explore the benefits of this wisdom teaching:

Does it lead to happiness? Does it help me figure my life’s purpose?

Does it lead to compassion? Does it lead to higher consciousness?

Does it awaken me to mindfulness and the sacred reality of the cosmos?

The source text for this spiritual exploration is Cynthia Bourgeault’s The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming the Heart and Mind – a New Perspective on Christ and His Message.

Hosted by Henri Lock, United Chaplain, Multifaith Services

hlock@uvic.ca / 250.472.4159

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Location CHAPEL
Times 18:30 to 20:00


Sponsor Rafael Oei
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Other Foundations of Project Management for Graduate Students 2013-11-14 08:30:00

Mitacs Step presents Foundations of Project Management I

When: Thursday and Friday, November 14th and 15th from 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Cadboro Commons

Registration Required: Register here

Learn to plan and work with others to get things done!

We encourage you to take this opportunity and experience firsthand the power of effective project management. From academia to industry to your personal life, these skills will help you succeed! 

Learning Outcomes
Level one (two consecutive days)

Learning teams of approximately six people each will be formed at the beginning of the day and will work together throughout the session.  This will enable the participants to enhance their learning from each other, to experience the development of a strong team, and to develop a model of the culture that they will want to create in their projects.

  • Forming new teams and learning from team members past experiences
  • Principles of project management and team building
  • Understanding self and others using the Strength Deployment Inventory, a self-scoring questionnaire that identifies motivations, personal strengths in relating, causes of stress or conflict and each individual’s typical response to conflict
  • Creating a team agreement on practices and processes that will enhance their work together
  • Techniques and tools to increase team effectiveness at decision making
  • Project planning concepts
  • Using Critical Path Method (CPM) to schedule project activities
  • Collaborative project planning - teams will follow an interactive agenda to develop plans for selected projects
  • Risk assessment on the projects planned
  • Review and discussion of learning
Related Website http://http://step.mitacs.ca/workshop/2013/11/foundations-project-management-i-victoria-november-14-15-2013
Times 08:30:00 to 16:30:00

Please note:

  • A valid credit card is REQUIRED to complete and secure your registration.
  • There is no cost to attend the workshop.
  • Participants can modify or cancel their registration without penalty up to 5 days prior to the workshop.
  • Modifications or cancellation made less than 5 days before the workshop are subject to a $50 fee.
Sponsor Amy Machin
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Film "Cutie and the Boxer" 2013-11-14 19:00:00


Director: Zachary Heinzerling   USA, 2013, 82 minutes

This entertaining documentary presents the complicated 40-year marriage of New York-based Japanese artists Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko. With the timing of a comedy duo exchanging barbs, the macho Ushio and the elegant, independent-minded Noriko are delightful company in this intimate exploration of life and art. The couple shot a wealth of Super 8 footage over the years, which is skillfully integrated to present a full picture of their history together. Ushio, best known for his Jackson Pollack-influenced boxing paintings, was an enfant terrible in Japan before moving to New York in 1969. Noriko was a 19-year-old art student when she fell in love with Ushio. But Noriko is no pushover, and their sparring is entertaining and soulful. Noriko finally found her voice in a series of humorous paintings. Because CATB resists easy sentimentality, its view of life and love is all the more powerful.  – The Hollywood Reporter

“This is a story about creative desire so strong it hurts.” --indieWIRE

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location Student Union
Times 19:00:00 to 20:25:00
20:45:00 to 22:10:00

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










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