News and events

Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards

The Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) were instituted in 2009-10 as the Undergraduate Research Scholarship program by the Vice-President Academic and Provost. The program is designed to provide support for exceptional undergraduate students who might otherwise not be able to have direct research experience. The Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) administers the award nomination process on behalf of the Provost’s Office.

Welcome video

Although one of the oldest of all university fields of study, Greek and Roman Studies is now enjoying a resurgence of popularity. A degree in Greek and Roman Studies thoroughly prepares students for careers in such fields as education, law, public service, journalism, library science, theology, and for continued study at the graduate level to work in academia. Watch our welcome video.

Classical Association of Vancouver Island (CAVI) lecture series 2016-17

CAVI is UVic's organziation for people interested in the Greek and Roman worlds.  Monthly lectures by local and international scholars take place at UVic.  Lectures start at 7:30 pm and are free.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Date Room Speaker Title
15 September Senate Chambers (University Centre, A180) Professor Brendan Burke (Department of Greek and Roman Studies, UVic) Becoming Mycenaean: Excavations at ancient Eleon in central Greece
13 October Clearihue, A212 Dr. Michael Chase (National Center for Scientific Research, Paris) Pierre Hadot's concept of Philosophy as a Way of Life
3 November Clearihue, A212 Professor Fanny Dolansky (Brock University) Slavery, Gender, and Healthcare in Elite Roman Households
24 November Clearihue, A212 Professor Nikolaos Papazarkadas (University of California, Berkeley) Lansdowne Guest Speaker Beyond the Acropolis: Producing a National Archaeological Landscape in the Kingdom of Greece

Department Seminars: 2017

Date and Time Room Speaker\Lecture Title

27 January
3:30 p.m

Clearihue, B415 Yourcenar's Hadrian: Fact or Fiction

UVic’s Public Lecture Series features accomplished individuals from a vast array of academic and research endeavours.  As host of this lecture series, UVic continues its commitment to making a vital impact on people, places, and the planet.