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Film HIDDEN FIGURES 2017-04-08 15:00:00
Description

HIDDEN FIGURES

Director: Theodore Melfi; USA, 2016, 127 min; PG

This exuberant, inspiring drama tells the fact-based story of three black women who strove for upward mobility as NASA mathematicians during the JFK era. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae star as the "human computers," who use their prodigious number skills to help calculate the trajectories for the Mercury Seven astronauts and their street smarts to negotiate humiliating workplace hurdles. The excellent leads get robust support from Jim Parsons, Kirsten Dunst, Mahershala Ali, and Kevin Costner. –Chicago Reader

“A CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD FEEL-GOOD MOVIE.” –The Globe and Mail

 

 

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location STUDENT UNION BUILDING
production
Times 15:00:00 to 17:10:00
19:00:00 to 21:10:00
21:30:00 to 23:40:00
Pricing

 

UVSS Students: $5.75

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $4.75

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
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Conference En-gendering Social Transformation in China 2017-04-08 All Day
Description

 

En-gendering Social Transformation in China: Gender Dynamics, Women's Rights and Feminist Activism

Women, as in the rest of the world, make up roughly half China’s total population, but receive  far less academic attention and scrutiny. Particularly overlooked is their dynamic role in engendering the social transformation taking place in China since the late 70s. This symposium attempts to address this often-ignored aspect of China’s transformation, namely: how do women act as initiators, mobilizers and driving forces of social transformation?

This symposium will bring together leading scholars and activists on women and gender studies presenting up-to-date research on gender issues of China; exploring how gender relations in China are profoundly involved in globalization; how women’s struggle to gain rights has changed; and how increasing feminist activism engenders wider social transformation in China.

Running along side the Symposium is a photo exhibition “40 Moments: Chinese Young Feminist in Action” prepared by Young Feminist Activism, a NGO from China with an mandate for “emphasis on self-determination, direct action and media publicity” in promoting gender equality. The exhibition will display photos that record historically significant moments of social/self-transformation of China in gender and feminist perspectives. 

Symposium

7 & 8 April
Harry Hickman 116
See preliminary program here

Keynote Presentation:

“Women Lever the State in a Global Context: The Influence of Feminist Activism on China’s Law and Policy Reforms”

7 April at 7:00pm
Harry Hickman 105

Photo Exhibition

40 Moments: Chinese Young Feminist Action
7 - 13 April
McPerson Library A025

This symposium was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Related Website http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/capi/research/current/en-gendering-social-transformation/index.php
Location HICKMAN BUILDING
116
Times All Day
Pricing

Free and open to the public

Sponsor CAPI Communications
250-721-7020
commcapi@uvic.ca
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Exhibit The Mystery of Grafton Tyler Brown: Race, Art, and Landscape in 19th Century British Columbia 2017-04-08 10:00
Description

We know Grafton Tyler Brown (1841-1918) was one of the first professional landscape artists to work in the Pacific Northwest. His few regional paintings that survive offer vivid windows into the world of 1880s Victoria and British Columbia. Yet, how did this African American artist succeed at a time when racial prejudice prevented most Blacks from entering any skilled profession? Guest curated by Dr. John Lutz (History, UVic) with Emerald Johnstone Bedell and Caroline Riedel. Created in partnership with UVIC Legacy Art Galleries and UVIC History Department. With conservation support from the Royal BC Museum.

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Related Website http://uvac.uvic.ca
Location UVIC Legacy Art Gallery Downtown
630 Yates Street
Times 10:00 to 16:00
Pricing Free and open to the public.
Sponsor UVIC Legacy Art Gallery
250-721-6562
legacy@uvic.ca
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Film BALLERINA (LEAP!) 2017-04-08 13:00:00
Description

BALLERINA  (also known as LEAP!)

Director: Eric Summer; France/Canada, 2016, 90 min; rated G

In this lushly animated tale, 11-year-old orphan, Félicie (Elle Fanning) has one dream - to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor (Nat Wolff) has a dream of his own, to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. “There's plenty of visual whimsy in the late-19th-century setting - the animators render a gorgeous Paris - while enthusiastic dance sequences and comic beats balance out melodrama.”—Toronto Star

 

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location STUDENT UNION BUILDING
production
Times 13:00:00 to 14:30:00
Pricing

 

MATINEES all seats: $4.75

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor CINECENTA
721-8365
office@cinecenta.com
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Exhibit Excavating Royal Jubilee: A Pop-Up Exhibit 2017-04-08 11:00:00
Description

Event: Excavating Royal Jubilee: A Pop-Up Exhibit

Location: Community Room, Royal BC Museum

Date: April 8th, 2017

Time: 11am-2pm

Cost: Free! (located off main lobby, no paid admission required though you can certainly make a day of it and go to see the rest of the exhibits at the RBCM!)

 

Description:  The Royal Jubilee Hospital archaeological collection housed at the Royal BC Museum captures a rare glimpse into the dynamic world of 1890s Victoria. Planned to be the jewel of the burgeoning city, the hospital combined cutting-edge healthcare with the first nursing school west of Winnipeg. With paid and unpaid wards, it also came to serve a diverse community. This history is captured in the artifacts that were excavated from the site in the 1990s, from ‘modern’ medical treatments like opium bottles and mercury syringes, to children’s toys and fine porcelain from Japan. This exhibit aims to demonstrate the value of historical archaeology by telling the stories of nurses, doctors, and patients through objects. The students from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria will host interactive and hands-on activities to engage audiences of all ages in thinking about where in the world medicines, food and belongings came from and how they got to Victoria, and contrast seemingly familiar products like toothpaste with their very foreign historic recipes. The results of their research will also be available following the event through a RBCM Learning Portal playlist, using digital media to connect objects, archives and stories reflecting the captivating history of the Royal Jubilee hospital.

Related Website http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/events/calendar/event/104155/excavating-royal-jubilee-pop-exhibit
Location RBC Museum
Times 11:00:00 to 14:00:00
Pricing

Free

Sponsor Jindra Belanger
anthtwo@uvic.ca
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