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.

North American Icelandic: The only variety of Icelandic spoken outside of Iceland

Duration: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: CLE A202

8th Latin American and Spanish Film Week

Duration: 7:00 p.m. to 11:15 p,m, (two showings per evening)
Location: Cinecenta

Film screening: "Drunktown's Finest"

Duration: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Eric Martin Pavilion Theatre - 1900 Block Fort Street.

Manuscripts on Mondays: Medievalist on a Roll

Duration: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning—McPherson Library, room A003

MARINE NIGHT: Humpback Comeback

Duration: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Room 159, Fraser Building

Résumé Day

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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