Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

Tanya MacDonell & Jaymie Elder

Award recipients: Tanya MacDonell & Jaymie Elder

Congratulations to Tanya MacDonell & Jaymie Elder recipients of 2015 CIHR Health Professional Student Research Awards.

Kristy Inouye & Kaitlin Nelson

Award recipients: Kristy Inouye & Kaitlin Nelson

Congratulations to Kristy Inouye & Kaitlin Nelson recipients of 2015 CIHR Health Professional Student Research Awards.

Phil Hiscock

Previous graduates: Phil Hiscock

After I graduated from UVic's Bachelor of Education program with a Major in Physical Education in 2005, I moved to Fort St. John and have worked here for 9 years. Currently, in the mornings I teach math and science at the Energetic Learning Campus. Afternoons I work for Pacific Sport Northern BC as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as part of the BC Sports school program.


Katelyn Conway, Jared Hidber and Samanatha Nault in Venice

BA (Recreation and Health Education) students Katelyn Conway, Jared Hidber and Samanatha Nault meet-up to eat icecream on the streets of Venice, Italy after completing co-operative education work terms in Denmark, Sweden and Italy.

Alex Inglis  (Berger)

Previous graduates: Alex Inglis (Berger)

I live in Kamloops, BC and teach both French and PE (Girls in Motion). I am currently working on my Masters of Education while enjoying my maternity leave.

Coaching Studies

MEd (Coaching Studies)

EPHE MEd (Coaching Studies) students pose for a photo at the end of their Summer studies.

Healthier people, healthier places and healthier society

Real life learning


Programs offered by the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education provide opportunities for you to immerse yourself in the exciting field of exercise science, physical and health education, to study abroad on international exchange or combine work with study to help prepare you for life as a responsible global citizen.

Events and important dates

Celebrating W.B. Yeats at 150 - 2015-10-07


Curated by the University of Victoria's Special Collections and Archives staff

2015 marks 150 years since the birth of Irish poet and Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats. This exhibit explores Yeats’ work as a poet and playwright with artwork, rare books, and printed ephemera drawn from the Legacy Gallery and Special Collections and University Archives. The exhibition also features unique items documenting the artistry of his family, including father John Butler Yeats, brother Jack Butler Yeats, and sisters Susan Mary Yeats (Lily) and Elizabeth Corbet Yeats (Lollie), all of whom were noted artists.

 ///  Mosada: A Dramatic Poem (Dublin: Printed by Scaly, Bryers and Walker, 1886).

Times:All Day

Free & open to the public


Open Word: Readings and Ideas: Jordan Abel - 2015-10-07


maps the terrain of the public domain, searching ninety-one western novels for words that relate to the political and social aspects of land, territory, and ownership. Each query represents a study in context – How was this word deployed? What surrounded it? What is left over once that word is removed?

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Location:MACLAURIN BUILDING - D-Wing Room 283
Times:All Day

By donation


Celebrating W.B. Yeats at 150 - 2015-10-07


2015 marks 150 years since the birth of Irish poet and Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). This exhibition explores Yeats' work as a poet and a playwright with artwork, rare books, and printed ephemera drawn from UVic's Legacy Gallery and UVic Library's Special Collections and University Archives.

Times:All Day

Free and open to the public.


Student Thank-a-thon - 2015-10-07

Description:Celebrate philanthropy on campus during UVicGivesThanks week! Support from donors and volunteers makes a big difference to the UVic experience.   Join us October 7 & 8 at the Petch fountain to thank a donor for the difference they make to our campus experience.   Write a donor thank you card, mail it in our mailbox, snap a photo, and get a free cookie! October 7 & 8 10 – 2 pm by the Petch Fountain.   Also, student award recipients are invited to write or bring their thank you letter for the donor of their award.
Location:Main quad, Petch Fountain -
Times:10:00 - 14:00



Brown Bag lecture: The Digital Humanities as PhD Practice - 2015-10-07


The Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory at the University of Victoria (http://etcl.uvic.ca/) invites you to attend the first meeting of the 2015-16 Brown Bag Speaker Series. This is a series of informal lunchtime seminars for faculty and graduate students in the Faculty of Humanities and across the university to discuss issues in digital literacy, digital humanities, and the changing face of research, scholarship, and teaching in our increasingly digital world. For an hour once per month, we meet to hear from an invited speaker, share ideas, and build knowledge.

On Wednesday, 7th October, from 12 until 1 p.m., Bassam Chiblak, Lindsey Seatter, and Caroline Winter, PhD students in the Department of English, will be presenting a panel entitled, “The Digital Humanities in PhD Practice.” Details are below. Please share this announcement with anyone who might be interested in attending.

Wednesday, October 7th—12 - 1 p.m.
MacLaurin D115, University of Victoria

Abstract: This panel of English doctoral students will discuss the role of DH in the humanities PhD degree. Each panelist will speak on the extent to which they are incorporating DH methods and practices in their degree and research. Their presentations will also look to the future of DH in humanities graduate studies, answering the question, where does DH go from here?

Bassam Chiblak is a second year PhD student  at the University of Victoria whose research focuses on Victorian illustrations, periodicals, and novels. As a former RA at the Centre for Digital Humanities at Ryerson University, he marked up the poetry in volumes 7 and 8 of the Yellow Book following TEI protocol for the Yellow Nineties Online,  a project co-edited by Drs. Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra.
Lindsey Seatter is a second year doctoral student in the English department. Her research is focused on exploring the patterns across Austen’s print and manuscript novels through distant and digital methods. Specifically, Lindsey is interested in interrogating the evolution of Austen’s narrative style and how these changes reflect the shifting social structures of Regency-era Britain.
Caroline Winter is a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria. She studies British Romantic literature, specializing in Gothic literature and economics.

Bring your lunch and join us to discuss digital technologies and research in our community!

Times:12:00 - 13:00

Free and open to the public.


Modernism Then and Now: The Architectural Photography of Hubert Norbury Today - 2015-10-07


Independent research, Allan Collier, will juxtapose photographs taken by architectural photographer Hubert Norbury (1897-1969) during the 1960s with current views of well-known buildings at the University of Victoria and elsewhere in Greater Victoria in order to plot changes in local modernist architecture over the last 50 years. Among the buildings Mr. Collier will discuss are UVic’s Student Union Building, the McPherson Library, and Clearihue Building, and within Greater Victoria Mr. Collier will consider the Victoria International Airport, Yates Street Mall, Royal Jubilee Hospital and others, including private homes. Hubert Norbury was born in Liverpool, England, in 1897 and immigrated to Canada in 1919. Turning to photography in retirement, Norbury captured Victoria’s architectural history during the 1950s and 1960s.

This lecture is part of the Treasures and Tea series in Special Collections and the University Archives at UVic Libraries.  The series brings together researchers, instructors, students, and members of the community to explore and share materials from the collections. The informal show-and-tell presentations are followed by discussion and refreshments.

Times:13:30 - 14:30

Free and open to the public.


English for Academic Purposes Workshop - 2015-10-07


Wish you were a grammar expert or better at public speaking? It’s never too late!

The EAP workshops are a great way to learn something new about the English language and improve your written and spoken communication skills through instruction and practice.

Students of every English proficiency level and background are welcome. Bring your questions about grammatical terminology, structure, usage, writing, critical reading and thinking, or pretty much anything else that’s English-language or academic-communication related!

The final session of each month has been left unplanned so that you can give Gillian suggestions for topics and have workshops designed especially for you!

Times:15:00 - 17:00

Free and open to all UVic undergraduate, graduate, and Pathways students.


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Alyssa Weninger (left), Lauren Bernardi (centre) and Joe Thomas (right) participate in the Victoria Kindness Challenge as part of Dr. John Meldrum's management in recreation and health course.

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