News & events

Dr. Rhodes and Clarise featured in the fall issue of the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health's official newsletter

Dr. Rhodes is featured in the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health's newsletter, "The Bulletin", in the Fall issue. The article congratulates Dr. Rhodes on his recent funding award from the Canadian Institute of Health Research and overviews some of his key research focus areas. Clarise is featured in the "Student Profile" section of the newsletter and talks about her journey to grad school and inspiration for her research. You can read the full newsletter here.

ISBNPA Conference to be held in Victoria June 2017!

The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity will host its annual meeting in Victoria on June 7-10th, 2017. The University of Victoria will host this fantastic conference and it will be held at the Victoria Conference Centre. There is a call for Symposia submissions until October 28th and a call for abstracts until December 2nd. For more information check out the conference details here.

Congratulations Dr. Rhodes and the BMed Lab on receiving the CIHR foundation grant!

Dr. Rhodes and the Bmed lab recently won the Canadian Institute of Health Research Foundation Grant. This grant will be for seven years and will allow for the lab's research to build on the innovative area of identity and habit formation strategies to help people increase physical activity. Congratulations!

Looking for a little kick starter for becoming more active? Join one of our studies!

Looking for a little help with those New Year's physical activity resolutions!? We are currently conducting many exciting research studies exploring strategies for becoming more physically active and are seeking participants! With the new year underway it's time to learn strategies that will help get you active and stay active! Current projects include a Family Physical Activity Study which looks at increasing physical activity among the whole family, and a new-parent physical activity study for first-time parents two-months post-partum. For more information check out our on-going projects page or Contact us to see if you are eligible or have any questions!

The Mystery of Grafton Tyler Brown: Race, Art, and Landscape in 19th Century British Columbia - 2017-03-25

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 intothe 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? Guestcurated 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 conservationsupport from the Royal BC Museum. Image credit: Portrait of Artist Grafton Tyler Brown, Image A-08775 courtesy of the Royal BC Museum and Archives


Location:PARKING LOT E - 630 Yates Street
Times:10:00 - 16:00
Pricing:

Free and open to the public


URL:http://uvac.uvic.ca

The Mystery of Grafton Tyler Brown: Race, Art, and Landscape in 19th Century British Columbia - 2017-03-25

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 surviveoffer 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 anyskilled 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.
Location:UVIC Legacy Art Gallery Downtown - 630 Yates Street
Times:10:00 - 16:00
Pricing:Free and open to the public.
URL:http://uvac.uvic.ca

Ellen Neel: The First Woman Totem Pole Carver - 2017-03-25

Description:

This exhibition celebrates the career of Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw) carver Ellen Neel (1916-1966), the first woman carver of monumental totem poles. Further, it acknowledges Neel's influentialrole as a professional artist and her contribution towards the recognition of Northwest Coast Indian art as a contemporary art form.

"Our art continues to live, for not only is it part and parcel of us, but can be a powerful factor in combining the best part of Indian culture with the fabric of a truly Canadian artform."

Ellen Neel


Location:UVIC Legacy Art Gallery Downtown - 630 Yates Street
Times:10:00 - 16:00
Pricing:

Free and open to the public.


URL:http://uvac.uvic.ca/

Disney's MOANA - 2017-03-25

Description:

Disney's MOANA

Ron Clements & John Musker; USA, 2016, 114 minutes; rated G

NOMINATED FOR 2 ACADEMY AWARDS including BEST ANIMATED FEATURE!

Disney’s sweeping, animated feature about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho) meets the mightydemigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, and along the way, Moanafulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she's always sought: her own identity.


Location: STUDENT UNION BUILDING- production
Times:12:30 - 14:25
Pricing:

MATINEES all seats: $4.75


URL:http://www.cinecenta.com

20TH CENTURY WOMEN - 2017-03-25

Description:

20TH CENTURY WOMEN

Director: Mike Mills; USA, 2016, 119 min; 14A. Cast: Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup.

During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son (Lucas Jade Zumann) is toenlist her tenants - a quirky punk photographer (Greta Gerwig), a mellow handyman (Billy Crudup) and her son's shrewd best friend (Elle Fanning) - to serve as role models in a changing world.

“FOUR STARS! The characters are acutely well observed.”The Globe and Mail

“Lifts us up on a wave of openhearted emotion and keen intelligence. It bursts with the sad, messy, ungovernable beauty of life.”Washington Post


Location: STUDENT UNION BUILDING- production
Times:15:00 - 17:05
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


URL:http://www.cinecenta.com

FACULTY CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES - 2017-03-25

Description:Join the School of Music performance faculty in celebrating Alexandra Pohran Dawkins’ 30th year of teaching at UVic and her upcoming retirement.
Featuring works for oboe and English horn, Professor Pohran Dawkins is joined by the Lafayette String Quartet, the UVic Chamber Singersunder the direction of Susan Young, and many others including faculty and former students.
Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-Wing
Times:20:00 - 22:00
Pricing:

Adults $20 / Seniors $15 / Students & UVic alumni $10
Buy tickets here


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The Mystery of Grafton Tyler Brown: Race, Art, and Landscape in 19th Century British Columbia - 2017-03-26

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 surviveoffer 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 anyskilled 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.
Location:UVIC Legacy Art Gallery Downtown - 630 Yates Street
Times:10:00 - 16:00
Pricing:Free and open to the public.
URL:http://uvac.uvic.ca