News and events

BME lab closer to marketing drug-screening tool

2019 September — New funding will support Stephanie Willerth’s lab both in commercializing its “neuro-bioink” product and in licencing a drug-screening tool for Parkinson’s disease.” The Michael Smith Foundation and Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute are co-funding the award, which will enable Willerth’s lab to branch out into the additional research area.

Hackathon to find tech solutions for healthcare issues

2019 September — Interested in finding ways to solve some of society’s most pressing healthcare challenges? Head to this Friday’s (Sept. 6th) kickoff to the second annual Victoria Health and Regenerative Medicine Hackathon. During the hackathon, interdisciplinary teams will develop innovative technological solutions to real challenges posed by the local health sector.

Faculty welcomes hundreds of new students

2019 September — First-year Engineering and Computer Science students received an encouraging welcome and some words of advice during their first day on campus. After starting their day at UVic's quad and CARSA with other faculties, and a barbeque lunch, about 270 Engineering students and 104 from Computer Science gathered in two lecture halls in the Engineering/Computer Science building.

Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, Mitzi Dean, visits CoderGirl camp

2019 July — UVic's Science Venture program hosted Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, Mitzi Dean, at CoderGirl on July 24th. These week long camps, designed for creative girls who want to use technology to change the world, give girls the chance to discover the world of code, building critical computer science skills in a fun and engaging environment.

Large growth in computer science and engineering graduands warrants own Faculty ceremony at 2019 Spring Convocation

2019 June — Many engineering and computer science students featured among those conferred degrees and receiving honours at Spring 2019 Convocation. Congratulations! With a 35% growth in graduating Faculty of Engineering undergraduate students including 73% growth in Computer Science, the 2019 Spring Convocation marked the first where the Faculty had its own ceremony ...

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Eric Metcalfe: Pop Anthropology

Pop Anthropologyis an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe's oeuvre, spanning over sixty years, in celebration of the artist's honorary doctorate from UVic (UVic DFA 2021, BFA1970).

Eric Metcalfe: Pop Anthropology

Pop Anthropologyis an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe's oeuvre, spanning over sixty years, in celebration of the artist's honorary doctorate from UVic (UVic DFA 2021, BFA1970).

JANE BY CHARLOTTE

In creating a documentary portrait of a parent, as actor Charlotte Gainsbourg ( Melancholia, Nymphomaniac) does in her directorial debut, one could overly flatter the subject or iron out the tough creases. Gainsbourg avoids these traps in her film about her legendarymother, the singer and actress Jane Birkin, who is also the namesake of the famed Hermès Birkin bag. Consisting of several intimate conversations between parent and child, as well as footage ofBirkin performing onstage, the result is a spare, loving window into the emotional lives of two women. Jane by Charlotteis an unexpected, imaginatively visualized work that affords intimate access to someone whom many of us only think we know. —Rotten Tomatoes

"A tender and quite illuminating portrait of a mother-daughter relationship seen both within, and far away from, the public sphere of celebrity." — Screen International

"Provides deeper insight than any biopic could have ever possibly achieved." — RogerEbert.com

"Moving, unsentimental and gently provocative." — Times UK

JANE BY CHARLOTTE

In creating a documentary portrait of a parent, as actor Charlotte Gainsbourg ( Melancholia, Nymphomaniac) does in her directorial debut, one could overly flatter the subject or iron out the tough creases. Gainsbourg avoids these traps in her film about her legendarymother, the singer and actress Jane Birkin, who is also the namesake of the famed Hermès Birkin bag. Consisting of several intimate conversations between parent and child, as well as footage ofBirkin performing onstage, the result is a spare, loving window into the emotional lives of two women. Jane by Charlotteis an unexpected, imaginatively visualized work that affords intimate access to someone whom many of us only think we know. —Rotten Tomatoes

"A tender and quite illuminating portrait of a mother-daughter relationship seen both within, and far away from, the public sphere of celebrity." — Screen International

"Provides deeper insight than any biopic could have ever possibly achieved." — RogerEbert.com

"Moving, unsentimental and gently provocative." — Times UK

Eric Metcalfe: Pop Anthropology

Pop Anthropologyis an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe's oeuvre, spanning over sixty years, in celebration of the artist's honorary doctorate from UVic (UVic DFA 2021, BFA1970).

English Conversation Café (ACCESS)

The Academic Critical Communication in English Seminar Series (ACCESS) is an opportunity for all UVic students with English as an additional language to improve their ability to read andcommunicate in English within an academic context. Participants will practice reading and discussion skills in a relaxed atmosphere, receive coaching on vocabulary use and pronunciation, as well asreceive tips for developing confidence with reading and speaking. Registration is required. Please contact Emily at cacpc@uvic.cafor more information.

Confusion, Illusion, or Delusion: The Irreducible Core of the Common Law Trust (Southin Lecture series with presenter Lionel Smith)

The question of the 'irreducible core' of the common law trust has been debated for some years. Recently, this question has taken on a new life as, all over the common law world, settlors havetested the outer limits of can be done with the trust. In the case of inter vivostrusts, this usually involves an effort to retain control over the trust while reaping some of the benefits that would arise from an alienation of the property in question. Thispaper asks why there is a mandatory core to the common law trust, and in this way sheds light on what that irreducible core contains. In so doing, it casts doubt on a number of Canadian decisions,including holdings and dictaof the Supreme Court of Canada.

Lionel Smith, BSc (Toronto), LLB (Western Ontario), LLM (Cantab), DPhil, MA, DCL (Oxon), LLB (Montréal) taught at the Universities of Alberta and Oxford before joining McGillUniversity in 2000. He has been Sir William C Macdonald Professor of Law at McGill University since 2013. Previously he was Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Lawand James McGill Professor. He is a Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and member of the American Law Institute, the European Law Institute, and the International Academyof Estate and Trust Law, and is a non-practising member of the Bar of Alberta. From 2022 he will be the Downing Professor of the Laws of England at Cambridge University and a fellow of Gonville andCaius College.

The Madam Justice Mary Southin Lecturepays tribute to Madam Justice Southin's many contributions to the development of the common law in BC. The lecture is to address either the Law of Equityor a topic about British Columbia's legal history. The lecture alternates annually between the Law Faculties at UBC and UVic.

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