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!



Multiple School Dance sessions run daily: 9am and 1pm

Please note that dance groups will be starting at different times within each session. This event is part of the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival. Festival information is availableat

Location: UNIVERSITY CENTRE- Farquhar Auditorium
Times:09:00 - 12:00


$5 Students/Seniors

$7 Adults

Parking can be purchased at any general lot meter, or in advance through:


The Mystery of Grafton Tyler Brown: Race, Art, and Landscape in 19th Century British Columbia - 2017-04-26

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.

FIRST-YEAR GRADUATE RECITAL: Charmaine Tai, flute - 2017-04-26


Flutist Charmaine Tai presents her first year Masters of Music graduate recital.

Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-Wing
Times:14:00 - 15:00

Free admission


Physics and Astronomy Colloquia - 2017-04-26


Colloquia are held weekly on Wednesdays during the academic year (September through to April) in the Elliott Building lecture theatre 167 at 3:00 pm (unless otherwise stated). They are gearedat a general audience—faculty, staff, students and interested members of the general public are welcome.

For more information on speakers and topics, visit:

Times:15:00 - 16:00

Knockin on Your Noggin - 2017-04-26


Let's talk science with med students at UVic:

  • What's the deal with concussions? How do they affect our physical, psychological, and cognitive functioning?
  • What changes have been made in sport regulations to reduce trauma and improve recovery?
  • How can someone protect themselves from concussions in sport and daily life?
  • What are some common concussion myths?

Join first-year Island Medical Program students Brianna Crighton, Kaity Lalonde, Laila Drabkin, and Amy Kim to learn more Wednesday, April 26th @ 6:00 to 8:00pm Medical Sciences Building Room150

Location:PARKING LOT E - Medical Sciences Building Room 150
Times:18:00 - 20:00

Open to the public

Refreshments available. This is the latest in a series of medical school presentations. For more information, contact: Dr. Jane Gair @


CALL OF THE FOREST - 2017-04-26


CALL OF THE FOREST: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees

Director: Jeffrey McKay; Canada, 2016, 82 min.


You can almost smellthe forest in this beautiful new advocacy documentary featuring the Irish/Canadian author, conservationist, and botanist Diana Beresford-Kroeger. – Pacific Cinematheque

The film follows Diana Beresford-Kroeger as she investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to the woodlands and explores the most beautiful forests in theNorthern Hemisphere.

From the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan to the great boreal forest of Canada, Beresford-Kroeger relates the amazing history and legacy of these ancient forests whilealso explaining the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet.

This beautifully photographed film also profiles the Engelmann Spruce and the Great Western Red Cedar from the remaining ancient coastal rainforest of Vancouver Island.

We meet some of the world’s foremost experts in reforestation and are introduced to the activism of the Anishinaabe people of Pimachiowin Aki in Manitoba and Ontario. Whilecalling for massive, global action, the film at heart is a story of triumph, proposing that each of us can combat climate change by planting trees in our own yards and neighbourhoods.

Location: STUDENT UNION BUILDING- production
Times:19:00 - 20:25

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


Watching Birds Naked - 2017-04-26


BIRDERS’ NIGHT Victoria Natural History Society

Presentation will follow announcements and a brief break.

Are birds really “bird-brains”? Do they taste “good”? Can eagles really see farther than humans? Why are most owls as blind as we are on a dark night? How does a kestrel use ultraviolet lightto catch mice? Which birds smell the best? These are just some of the questions that Dr. David Bird will answer in his humourous but educational slide show on the sensory ecology of birds. Removethose beautiful coats of feathers and you’ll discover that birds have some of the most incredible physical and physiological adaptations to keep them in tune with their environment and with eachother. Once you’ve heard Dr. Bird’s talk, you’ll never look at birds in the same way again.

Location:FRASER BUILDING - 159
Times:19:30 - 21:00