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Lecture/Seminar CSRS Public Lecture Series - "Knowing This Body to be Like Foam": Stories of the First Buddhist Women 2012-03-07 16:30:00
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Centre for Studies in Religion and Society Public Lecture Series

“Knowing This Body to be Like Foam”: Stories of the First Buddhist Women
Margo McLoughlin
CSRS Artist in Residence

Drawing on material that comes directly from the earliest oral transmission of the Buddha’s teachings, storyteller Margo McLoughlin will tell and interpret several ancient stories that describe the encounter of women from a wide range of backgrounds with the Buddha’s liberating teaching. A number of questions are central to these stories: “To what degree did the early Buddhist women have autonomy in their religious lives?” and “How do their stories reflect a rejection of social expectations?”  In her retelling of the commentaries on the Therigatha and the Buddhist Legends, Margo incorporates the art of storytelling and her research into the language and cultural context of Ancient India.

Margo McLoughlin is a professional storyteller, an elementary school teacher, and a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School. She has been exploring the multi-dimensional world of storytelling for more than twenty years.

Related Website http://www.csrs.uvic.ca
Location ENGINEERING COMP SCIENCE BUILDING
124
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
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Lecture/Seminar Lansdowne Public Lecture: The Future of Small 2012-03-07 19:30:00
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Professor Paul McEuen, Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics, Cornell University will be giving this year's Chemistry Lansdowne Lecture. For over half a century, the ever-shrinking integrated circuit has been the dominant driver of technological progress. The next 50 years promise even bigger changes as miniaturization and nanotechnology invade other areas of our lives, from healthcare to energy. In this talk, Professor McEuen will examine why small is so big and speculate how nano will change your life, both for good and for ill. He will also take a detour into the world of fiction and discuss how a full-time scientist ends up moonlighting as a thriller writer.
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Location ELLIOTT BUILDING
167
Times 19:30:00 to 21:00:00
Pricing Free
Sponsor Irina Paci
ipaci@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar Research Conversation - Crystal Meth and Adolescent Girls: The Puzzling Relationship Between Image, Metaphor and Understanding - with Marie Hoskins 2012-03-07 12:00:00
Description

Marie L. Hoskins, professor and graduate advisor in the School of Child and Youth Care will present this research conversation. Increasing numbers of adolescent girls in many cities and rural settings in North America are experimenting with crystal methamphetamine. Parents, communities and society as a whole are alarmed by this development due to the potential for long term negative effects such as cognitive, physical and emotional impairment. To counter this trend, several interventions that consist primarily with delivering expert knowledge and in essence using "scare" tactics to thwart this risky behaviour have not been entirely effective. What has been missing from the literature are in depth studies that rely on youth perspectives on the causes, successful interventions and ideas regarding prevention. In our study we attempted to gain insights from the girls themselves rather than solely relying on the research literature and/or adult perspectives. Connecting with adolescent girls as academic researchers has its challenges. In order to bridge the gap between ourselves and our participants, we moved from text based strategies to more visual methods, such as digital and computer based images. This presentation will highlight some of the findings and also provide insights about the methodology used.
Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/hsd/assets/docs/pdf/researchconv/rc_mhoskins_mar7_12.pdf
Location HUMAN & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT BUILDING
A373
Times 12:00:00 to 13:30:00
Pricing Free
Sponsor Faculty of Human and Social Development
250-721-6441
mycroft@uvic.ca
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Other IdeaFest 2012 2012-03-07 All Day
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Help celebrate all that is creative and inventive in every corner of campus while having your curiosity piqued by researchers, scholars and artists that help make the world a little bit more interesting - and a little better tomorrow - for everyone. Ideas up for discussion run the gamut of Islamic finance, ecological governance, health literacy, creativity, socially-responsible business, water, the Occupy Movement, aging, food security, the Arab Spring and whether or not the book is dead (just to name a handful).

The full program and event details are listed on the IdeaFest 2012 website. With so many events in the schedule, the hardest part will be figuring out which idea to start with.
Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/ideafest
Location ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES BUILDING
Varies as per specific event
Times All Day
Pricing Free and open to all
Sponsor Melanie Tromp Hoover
250-853-3849
melaniet@uvic.ca
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Music Ladysmith Black Mambazo 2012-03-07 19:30:00
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For more than forty years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. The result is a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience representing every corner of the religious, cultural and ethnic landscape. Their musical efforts over the past four decades have garnered praise and accolades within the recording industry, but also solidified their identity as a cultural force to be reckoned with.
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Location University Centre Farquhar Auditorium
Times 19:30:00 to 21:30:00
Pricing
Sponsor UVic Ticket Centre
250-721-8480
ticket@uvic.ca
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Exhibit CAPI Open House and Photo Exhibit 2012-03-07 12:00:00
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the photographs UVic students bring back from their international CAPI programs speak volumes about their life-changing experiences.
CAPI's Photo Contest is the perfect opportunity to show off their skills (or luck) with a camera and share these unforgettable memories. The photos are displayed at CAPI during IdeaFest 2012 (March 5-9).
On March 7th CAPI is hosting an Open House between 12 and 2 pm. Come by, enjoy some refreshments, meet with CAPI staff, and see the photos.


Related Website http://www.capi.uvic.ca/events/capi-photo-contest-international-experience-focus
Location SEDGEWICK BUILDING
C
Times 12:00:00 to 14:00:00
Pricing  free
Sponsor Heike Edam
250-721-7664
edamh@uvic.ca
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Music Graduate Recital - Jacob Autio, euphonium 2012-03-07 12:30:00
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Jacob Autio presents his first year graduate recital for euphonium.
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Location MACLAURIN BUILDING
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B125
Times 12:30:00 to 13:30:00
Pricing Free admission
Sponsor Kristy Farkas
250-721-8634
concert@uvic.ca
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Film CRAZY WISDOM: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche 2012-03-07 19:10:00
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For most of us, the image of a Tibetan lama is that of a serene monk with a shaven head; not that of a man with a modern haircut, dressed in an admiral's uniform, smoking a cigar. Yet that was one of the many guises of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the most memorable Tibetan teacher to leave his country in the 1950s after the Chinese occupation. Trungpa became fluent in English, allowing him to shine intellectually at a time when many were looking to the East for answers. He gained his biggest audience in the US, where he founded Naropa Institute, the first Buddhist university, in Boulder, Colorado, where luminaries such as Allen Ginsberg, Robert Thurman and Ram Dass came to teach. Almost 25 years after his death, filmmaker Joanna Demetrakas is able to tell Trungpa's story with more objectivity than would have been possible while he was alive. Along with archival footage of key figures like Pema Chodron, Demetrakas interviews a number of students, who now take a mostly positive view of the controversial aspects of Trungpa's life. In the long and rich history of Tibetan Buddhism, his outrageous "crazy wisdom” teaching style was a bona fide tradition, but perhaps not one that fit our preconceptions of Buddhist teachers. –Vancouver International Film Festival
Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location Student Union
Cinecenta theatre
Times 19:10:00 to 20:40:00
21:00:00 to 22:30:00
Pricing

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


 

 


 


Sponsor CINECENTA
721-8365
office@cinecenta.com
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Music Graduating Recital - Jeremy Potts, violin 2012-03-07 20:00:00
Description

Violinist Jeremy Potts presents his Bachelor of Music graduating recital.
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Location MACLAURIN BUILDING
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B125
Times 20:00:00 to 21:30:00
Pricing Free admission
Sponsor Kristy Farkas
250-721-8634
concert@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar The Book is Dead 2012-03-07 15:30:00
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Ideafest 2012: The Great Debate

Remember reading things on paper? Remember not being able to reformat text size to make things easier to read, or not being able to toggle night-mode on your iPad or Kindle? In short - do you remember books? Join your host, John Archibald, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, and Margaret Cameron (Philosophy), Jentrey Sayers (English), Martha McGinnis (Linguistics), and John Tucker (English) as the debate whether or not the book is dead. If the book isn't dead, where is it going, and how will it get there? Come to the Book is Dead debate and discover whether the book has a future...
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Location SOCIAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS
A110
Times 15:30:00 to 16:30:00
Pricing Free and open to the public.
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Other Astronomy Open House 2012-03-07 20:00:00
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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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Location WRIGHT CENTRE
5th Floor
Times 20:00:00 to 22:00:00
Pricing Free and open to the public.
Sponsor Department of Physics & Astronomy
250-721-7700
physgen@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar Humanities 2.0? Considering Ways of Engagement with those Outside the Ivory Tower 2012-03-07 19:00:00
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Dr. Ray Siemens, Department of English 

Distinguished Professors Lecture

The recent adoption of computing into our culture's social space is changing elements of how society understands the Humanities and, importantly, adding considerably to the ways in which those in the Humanities can imagine reaching out to and involving an increasing engaged populace. Drawing on over a decade of work in the digital humanities in conjunction with his Centre for Digital Innovation (VIU) and Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (UVic), Siemens considers elements of this movement in its humanities-centred interdisciplinary academic context with examples ranging from electronic books and re-mixed music video to WikiMedia.

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Location SOCIAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS
A102
Times 19:00:00 to 20:00:00
Pricing Free and open to the public.
Sponsor Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost
250-721-7013
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