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Lecture/Seminar What is the future of learning in Canada? Conclusions and recommendations for sustainable change and improvement in Canadian learning 2012-03-01 09:00:00

Guest Speaker: Dr. Paul Cappon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council on Learning, University of Ottawa

Related Website http://www.ltc.uvic.ca/events/2012/March.php#Future
Times 09:00:00 to 11:00:00
Pricing There is no charge to attend this event.
Sponsor Carolyn Boss
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Music Graduating Recital - Amye St. Arnault, flute 2012-03-01 20:00:00

Flutist Amye St. Arnault presents her Bachelor of Music graduating recital.
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Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B125
Times 20:00:00 to 21:30:00
Pricing Free admission
Sponsor Kristy Farkas
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Film TOMBOY 2012-03-01 19:15:00

Director: Celine Sciamma France, 2011, 82 min; French with subtitles; DVD
The startling power of Tomboy, a beautiful, matter-of-fact French drama about a young girl who wants to be a boy — and for one singular summer around her 10th birthday passes as one — begins with the one-of-a-kind natural performance by Zoé Héran as Laure. Taking her family's move to a new neighborhood as a chance for reinvention, she introduces herself as Mikael, happily playing sports with the guys and even attracting a romance-minded girl (Jeanne Disson). Equally admirable in Céline Sciamma's hopeful drama: Laure's empathetic parents. –Entertainment Weekly A sensitive portrait of childhood just before pubescence—when bodies and identities are still fluid—Tomboy astutely explores the freedom, however brief, of being untethered to the highly rule-bound world of gender codes. –The Village Voice

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location Student Union
Cinecenta theatre
Times 19:15:00 to 20:40:00
21:00:00 to 22:25:00

UVSS Students: $5.60

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $2.75

Seniors (65 & over), Children (12 & under): $5.60

Other Students: $6.50

Cinemagic Members: $6.50

Uvic Alumni, Faculty, Staff & their guests (1 only): $6.50

Non-members: $7.75

MATINEES (all seats): $4.75




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Lecture/Seminar Distinguished Women Scholars Lecture 2012-03-01 19:00:00

Dr. Paula Fass
Margaret Byrne Professor, University of California Berkeley
Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Department of History, Rutgers University

"The Child Centered Family: New Rules in Post World War II America"

Dr. Fass reexamines the notion that child-centeredness has dominated American family life since World War II. Instead, Fass argues that parents began to limit children's freedom in the 20th century, leading to the severe restrictions and intense supervisions of today. As schooling became the major path toward success, the ability for children to become independent early declined. In looking at how American thinkers tried to recreate the circumstances that would lead to autonomy, Fass shows how these efforts were doomed to failure.
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Times 19:00:00 to 21:00:00
Pricing Free and open to the public.
Sponsor Andrea Feary
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Lecture/Seminar The Brain as a Compressive Sensor 2012-03-01 All Day

All are free to attend the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium.  Details below.

Speaker: Professor Patrick Gill (U. Toronto)

Title: Learning to Cope with Incomplete Sensory Data by Studying Neurons: The Brain as a Compressive Sensor

Abstract: One remarkable quality of sensory brain areas is their ability to persevere in the face of incomplete information. Our cochleas have damaged hair cells and our retinas have blind spots, yet our hearing and vision suffer minimally from substantial levels of damage and undercompleteness. What tricks are brains using to achieve this robustness?

I will present evidence that this robustness comes from a variant of a newly-discovered regularization trick called compressive sensing (CS). CS is the recovery of a compressible signal (sparse in some basis) from an undercomplete set of measurements in some other basis. When there are comfortably more measurements than the signal''s sparsity, CS yields a quickly-solvable convex optimization problem whose solution is the original signal.

The hypothesis that brains use CS has already lead me to invent a neuromimetic algorithm, the "in-crowd algorithm," that is the fastest solver for certain large CS problems resembling the type brains might encounter. I will present this algorithm and some of the problems it solves, then construct a case for how understanding CS can explain the physiology of the neurochemical acetylcholine in humans and its role in normal age-related cognitive decline. Finally, I will highlight some of the differences between CS as it currently stands and as it''s implemented in biology, with an eye to the possibility of mimicking more algorithmic good ideas based on brain architecture.
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SSM A104
Times All Day
Pricing Free to all.
Sponsor Ryan Budney
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Lecture/Seminar Lansdowne Lecture - Dr. Matthew O. Jackson 2012-03-01 19:00:00

Social Networks and Economics: Lessons from Rural India

Professor Jackson is a leading economic theorist and pioneer in network theory. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, has written many articles, and has published the book "Social and Economic Networks". Social networks are important conduits of information: friends pass on both pure information and opinions. Issues discussed in this talk are: how participation in a microfinance program in small villages depends on which members are informed initially about the program; whether people only pass basic information or also pass opinions along; and whether non-participants play an important role in information diffusion. Beyond information passing, network patterns of favour exchange will also be discussed.
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Times 19:00:00 to 21:00:00
Pricing Free and open to the public.
Sponsor Dept of Economics
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