News & events

Confederate memorials and the unjust geography of memory

Reuben Rose-Redwood co-authored an opinion piece for Atlantic's CityLab on the practice of naming streets after celebrated figures and what it can symbolize for different communities. He discusses the implications of renaming spaces and toppling monuments, pointing out that they often coincide during times of change in politics or societal values.

Arctic live dive to be Canadian first

Maeva Gauthier, incoming Geography PhD student and Fish Eye Project co-founder, hosted Canada's first live broadcast dive under the Arctic Ocean. The "live dive" was organized by Maeva and Fish Eye Project co-founder Mike Irvine in partnership with the UVic-led Ocean Networks Canada, the Canada C3 expedition, as well as Ocean Wise and Polar Knowledge Canada. The dive was streamed from the north dock in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut this past Sunday.

Ken Josephson receives Social Sciences Excellence award

Geography's Ken Josephson was recently celebrated at the Faculty of Social Sciences Excellence Awards for his work with connecting communities. He received the 2017 Meritorious Staff Contributions Award for his "enthusiasm, resourcefulness, and passionate commitment to the department and the Vancouver Island community."

Coffee cup sustainability: Geography student encourages alternative options

For a UVic Sustainability Project campaign, filmmmaker and geography student Levi Hildebrand took part in a video stunt that involved having dirty coffee cups dumped on him, with the aim of drawing attention to the number of paper coffee cups that are used on campus. CBC News interviewed Hildebrand and reported that the video has been viewed tens of thousands of times on several social media sites. Read the full article at CBC News.

Why men trophy hunt: 'Showing off' and the psychology of shame

Dr. Chris Darimont co-authored an opinion piece published today in the peer-reviewed journal Biology Letters that suggests modern-day trophy hunting is actually status-seeking behaviour that can be traced back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Los Angeles Times and the Huffington Post have picked up the story so far. Read the full articles at Los Angeles Times and Huffington Post.

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Safety in the workplace: In the classroom, on campus, and in the lab

Duration: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: HHB 128

Building Academic Vocabulary

Duration: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: McPherson Library 151b

The global warming slowdown: “Faux pause” or not?

Duration: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: ELL 060

Andy Farquharson Award Information Session

Duration: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: HHB 128

Digital Scholarship Commons: Decolonizing Research and Indigenizing Data

Duration: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, A308

Student questions: How to answer and how to ask

Duration: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHB 128