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Whither plastic? Nurdles & plastics on Victoria beaches
David Boudinot (Business Librarian)
Daniel Brendle-Moczuk (Geospatial Librarian)
UVic geography and chemistry students
March 6 - 2:00 - 3:30 pm
McPherson Library 129
Pollution from plastics is a growing problem in marine environments worldwide. Plastics don't readily break down; they're known to soak up contaminants, and marine animals sometimes mistake them as food, causing plastics to move up the food chain. This session will examine nurdles (kernels or pellets used to make plastics) and plastic debris fouling the beaches of Victoria, and will wrestle with the question: How can we wean ourselves from plastics?
UVic Author Celebration
Panel of Authors:
Moderator: Dr. Reeta Tremblay
Jennifer Bagelman (Alumni), Sanctuary City
Donald Galloway (Faculty of Law), Immigration and Refugee Law: Cases, Materials and Commentary and Immigration Law
Simon Springer (Department of Geography), Violent Neoliberalism
Serhy Yekelchyk (Germanic and Slavic Studies), The Conflict in Ukraine: What Everyone Needs to Know
Monika Winarnita (Postdoc, Anthropology), Dancing the Feminine: Gender and Identity Performances by Indonesian Migrant
March 9 - 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Each year UVic faculty, staff, students and alumni produce an incredible amount of intellectual content reflecting a diverse range of research, teaching, personal and professional interests. Come celebrate the university’s community of authors with the UVic Bookstore and Libraries at this fantastic annual event. For more information, click here.
Archives in your Attic
Lara Wilson (Director, Special Collections and University Archivist)
Heather Dean (Associate Director, Special Collections)
Jane Morrison (Associate University Archivist)
March 11 - 12:30 - 2:00 pm
McPherson Library A003
Do you wonder if the boxes of photos and documents in your attic contain historically noteworthy material? Would these materials be of interest to future researchers? Are there rare books in your study, and would you like to learn more about them? Have you ever wondered if you will be able to preserve your digital photos and documents for future generations? Join UVic Libraries’ archivists and librarians for a lively discussion about rare and unique books and archives and their role in research, followed by an opportunity to discuss specific items from your family collection, their condition and potential significance.
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