Ideafest is the University of Victoria’s annual festival of research, where scholars present on topics ranging from human health and urban renewal, to space exploration and climate change.

Thank you to the over 5000 event organizers and audience members that brought Ideafest 2016 to life!

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Monday, March 7

Ongoing events

Clever and pleasant inventions


March 7-12 | Fine Arts Building Courtyard

This visual arts exhibit will bring a late 16th century inventions book to life through student drawing, sculpture and installations.
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Emerging through the fog: Tsa-qwa-supp and Tlehpik - together


March 9-12 | Open 10:00am - 4:00pm | Legacy Art Gallery Downtown (630 Yates St)

An exhibition of two Nuu-chah-nulth men, "Fog God" Art Thompson from Ditidaht (1948-2003) and Hjalmer Wenstob from Tla-o-qui-aht.
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A walk in the park: (Re)visiting urban forest relations exhibit


March 8-12 | Exhibit launches March 8, 4:00pm - 5:30pm | MacLaurin Building, A. Wilfrid Johns Gallery

Come share your thoughts and explore a showcase of urban forest encounters through this interactive photo-art exhibit!
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“The Times Colonist is committed to enlightening and informing Greater Victoria. With Ideafest 2016, the university is enriching the community and encouraging lifelong learning. The Times Colonist is delighted to help bring fresh ideas to light.” -- Dave Obee, Editor-in-Chief, Times Colonist


Looking for more information? Please contact:

Office of the Vice-President Research | University of Victoria

Phone: 250-472-5416

For media-related queries, please contact UVic's Communications + Marketing: 

Phone: Val Shore - 250-721-7641
Phone: UC+M       - 250-721-7636

Ideafest is organized by the Office of the Vice-President Research, with assistance from University Communications and Marketing.

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