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Music Graduate Recital - Stephen Fong, trumpet 2012-03-14 12:30:00

Trumpetist Stephen Fong presents his first year graduate recital.
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Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B125
Times 12:30:00 to 13:30:00
Pricing Free admission
Sponsor Kristy Farkas
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Lecture/Seminar Launch of Steven Price's Omens in the Year of the Ox 2012-03-14 19:30:00

Steven Price launches a new collection of poetry with a reading and conversation with special guest, poet Patrick Lane.
Related Website http://www.uvicbookstore.ca
Fireplace Lounge
Times 19:30:00 to 21:30:00
Pricing  Free of charge.
Sponsor Jennifer Cameron
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Lecture/Seminar "Science As I've Seen It" by Bob McDonald 2012-03-14 19:00:00

The Faculty of Science presents the
AXYS Group Distinguished Speakers Series

Riding in a Zero-G airplane, descending to the depths of the Earth, peering into the mouth of a volcano, and meeting people who have been to the moon has provided Bob McDonald with a unique perspective on how science, particularly Canadian science, sees the world.

In this illustrated presentation meant for the layperson “Science as I’ve Seen It”, Dr. McDonald will share his personal journey to the edge of the universe and back with a perspective on our unique and very special place, tiny planet Earth. Humans have spent two thousand years discovering what our planet looks like - Now science is teaching us how it operates and points the way to successfully surviving our own future.

One of Canada’s best-known presenters and authors, Dr. McDonald has been hosting the CBC radio show Quirks & Quarks since 1992. His previous role as host of CBC-TV children’s program Wonderstruck inspired his books Wonderstruck I and Wonderstruck II. In 2000, he authored Measuring the Earth with a Stick: Science as I’ve Seen it as a collection of essays recounting his experiences as a science journalist.

Dr. McDonald has received numerous awards for his contributions to science including being named an Officer of the Order of Canada in November 2011 and has received six honorary degrees from Universities across Canada. He continues to inspire scientific curiosity internationally through television, radio, print, and live presentations.

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Location University Centre Farquhar Auditorium
Times 19:00:00 to 20:30:00
Pricing Tickets are free of charge, though seating is limited and will be by reservation.
Sponsor UVic Ticket Centre
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Theatre PHOENIX THEATRE: The Marowitz Hamlet - PREVIEW @ 8pm 2012-03-14 20:00:00


By William Shakespeare and Charles Marowitz
Guest Directed by Charles Marowitz
Set and Lighting Design by Bryan Kenney
Costume Design by Michelle Lo
Stage Manager Denay Amaral

Using the same poetic language, Charles Marowitz reinvents Shakespeare’s classic, revealing the layers of insanity in a young man’s vengeance. Notorious for his Shakespearean collages, the acclaimed Broadway and West End playwright, director, and critic presents his radical reinterpretation on the Phoenix mainstage.
Related Website http://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/season/2011-2012/MHamlet/
Times 20:00:00 to 21:30:00
Pricing Phoenix Theatre Box Office: 250-721-8000

All Seats: $7 (Available to the public after 5 PM)
Sponsor Department of Theatre
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Lecture/Seminar CSRS Public Lecture Series - Land, Law and Religion in British Colonial Palestine 2012-03-14 16:30:00

Centre for Studies in Religion and Society Public Lecture Series

Land, Law and Religion in British Colonial Palestine
Martin Hoffman
CSRS Vandekerkhove Graduate Student Fellow
Department of History, UVic

Scholars of the British Mandate in Palestine (1917-1948) tend to describe it in terms of religious and cultural conflict. They focus on the growing tension between the Jewish and Palestinian Arab communities in an attempt to explain the outcome of the 1948 war and the subsequent Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Through a detailed study of a controversial court case, Martin Hoffman’s research complicates this picture by examining the lives and motivations of the major participants, who did not always act in the ways we might expect.

Martin is in his second year of a MA in history. He received his BA from McGill, where he majored in Middle East studies and history. Most of his research has focused on the history of the modern Middle East. However, since beginning his studies at UVic, he has also become interested in the early history of British Columbia, as he finds it makes an interesting comparison.

Related Website http://www.csrs.uvic.ca
Times 16:30:00 to 17:30:00
Pricing This lecture is free and open to the public.
Sponsor CSRS
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Lecture/Seminar MBA Information Session 2012-03-14 17:00:00

 Go anywhere and do anything! A degree in business expands your horizons and opens your mind to the possibilities.

Take this opportunity to connect with the faculty and staff of the MBA program at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.  Join us at the upcoming MBA information Session and discover how our MBA program will prepare you to be a global leader ready and able to create a better world.

Please RSVP: mba@uvic.ca

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/gustavson/gill/mba/index.php
Times 17:00:00 to 18:00:00
Pricing  FREE

Open to the general public

Sponsor MBA Program
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Other CARSA / Parkade Open House 2012-03-14 16:00:00

The University of Victoria wants to hear from the community as part of an expanded consultation process regarding the new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) and related parkade.

After the open house is complete, if you have not had a chance to attend, you will be able to provide your feedback online at www.uvic.ca/carsa.

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/carsa
Location Queenswood
2494 Arbutus Road
Times 16:00:00 to 20:00:00
Pricing Free and open to everyone.
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Lecture/Seminar Dr. Orson L Moritz: The mechanisms of light-exacerbated photoreceptor cell death in retinitis pigmentosa 2012-03-14 14:30:00

Retinitis pigmentosa is genetically heterogenous, with many different mutations in different genes involved. Within the rhodopsin gene, over 100 different mutations have been implicated in retinitis pigmentosa or related disorders. One of our goals is to determine whether these diverse mutations cause disease by identical or different mechanisms. This will help us to design therapies for retinitis pigmentosa, and will allow us to determine which RP patients could be treated by a single therapy.
For more information, please visit: www.cmr.ubc.ca/orson_moritz.html

Related Website http://web.uvic.ca/biology/seminars.php
Times 14:30:00 to 15:30:00
Pricing Free.
Sponsor Jindra Belanger
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Lecture/Seminar Two Centuries of Demographic Change in Canada 2012-03-14 14:30:00

Barry Edmonston, Research Professor Department of Sociology, UVic Abstract: One key aspect of the demographic transition is the shift from high mortality and high fertility to low mortality and low fertility, leading to rapid population growth. Population growth also occurs because of population momentum when younger age structures associated with high fertility ensure continued growth long after fertility falls to replacement levels. More recently, demographers have noted that older age distributions associated with fertility levels below replacement have negative population momentum. That is, populations such as Germany and Japan will continue to decrease in the future even if they had replacement level fertility immediately. Although the demographic transition has been well-described for many countries, demographers have not yet analyzed population momentum as a dynamic process that is affected by changes in vital rates and, in turn, influences future changes in population growth and size. This presentation uses new data and methods to analyze population momentum across two centuries of demographic change in Canada. It discusses the arc of population momentum over time for Canada, illustrating the key trends in vital rates from 1851 to 2061, and how they will influence Canada's population change in coming years.
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Times 14:30:00 to 15:30:00
Pricing Free and open to the public.
Sponsor Zheng Wu
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Film Once Upon A Time in Anatolia 2012-03-14 19:15:00

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Turkey, 2011, 150 minutes; Turkish with subtitles; Blu-ray
“A subtle, gorgeous and mysterious allegory.” –Salon
A metaphysical road movie about life, death and the limits of knowledge. It was directed by the Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, whose earlier movies include “Distant” and “Three Monkeys” and who in recent years has emerged as one of the consistently most exciting directors on the international scene. His latest, which shared the grand prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, takes the unassuming form of a police investigation that, as miles and words mount, evolves into a plangent, visually stunning meditation on what it is to be human. The story is direct, if the journey less so. A man has been murdered, and a small battalion — a doctor, a prosecutor, a few policemen, several soldiers, diggers with shovels — has invaded the countryside with the suspect to dig up the body. The trouble is that the accused claims to have been drunk when he committed the murder and can’t remember where he buried the body. And so off the men go driving up and down the sensuous, rolling hills of Anatolia…The dead haunt “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia,” but so does beauty. ---The New York Times

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location Student Union
Cinecenta theatre
Times 19:15:00 to 21:50:00

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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Other Astronomy Open House 2012-03-14 20:00:00

Astronomy Open House is sponsored by the UVic Department of Physics & Astronomy. This event is held every Wednesday from 8pm - 10pm from October to April and 9pm - 10pm from May to August. In January, April and December, the open house may not run regularly, please contact the Department of Physics & Astronomy by phone at 250-721-7700 or by email at physgen@uvic.ca  to confirm.

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5th Floor
Times 20:00:00 to 22:00:00
Pricing Free and open to the public.
Sponsor Department of Physics & Astronomy
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