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2019 Great British Columbia ShakeOut Earthquake Drill Victoria has a 1 in 3 likelihood of a damaging earthquake occurring over the next 50 years. Do you have four minutes to help shift the outcome of that future earthquake? Faculty at the University of Victoria are uniquely positioned to influence the thinking and actions of our students, many of whom do not know what to do when an earthquake occurs. Ask yourself these questions: • Do you know what to do if an earthquake were to happen today? • Do your students? Action – What can you do? Simple – schedule a four minute long earthquake drill at some point during the week of October 14 – 18 as part of the annual Great British Columbia Shakeout Drill. Use this step-by-step sheet as a guide to help you conduct that brief drill. Background - The Great British Columbia ShakeOut – what is it? The Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill is part of an international effort to encourage people who live in seismically active areas to take simple steps to be better prepared for earthquakes. This preparedness activity saves lives, reduces suffering and aids in recovery. You are invited to participate in the annual Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill on October 17th at 10:17 a.m. Your participation in this earthquake drill is encouraged whether you are leading a lab, instructing a class, in a meeting, in your office, or at home. Everyone can benefit from the activities associated with this brief drill. While it is suggested that students, faculty and staff participate in this drill at 10:17 a.m. on October 17, we know that this time and date may work well for everyone. If this date and time do not work well you are encouraged to conduct a simple earthquake drill in your classroom or work area at any time during the week of ShakeOut (October 14 – 18). Since 2011, the University of Victoria has been an active participant in the annual ShakeOut earthquake drill. Last year, over 910,000 people participated in BC, along with millions more in California, Oregon and Washington states and elsewhere in the world! The purpose of this quick drill is to prepare those living in seismically high-risk areas what to do when the shaking starts. Every year earthquakes around the world remind us of how individuals, families, workplaces and communities can be impacted. If your schedule allows, please join others across campus in supporting this important initiative. More Information  Emergency checklist for faculty, instructors, facilitators and presenters, visit this page  ShakeOut at UVic and information on how to prepare for earthquakes, visit this page  Free emergency preparedness workshops  Questions? Contact Emergency Planning at mailto:epmanager@uvic.ca or 250-721-6355 Thank you for helping make UVic a safe and prepared campus! Regards, Robert Johns Manager, Emergency Planning University of Victoria P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2 T 250-721-6355 F 250-721-6627 http://www.uvic.ca/services/emergency/

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University of Victoria
Ever found yourself thinking "I don't even know what I don't know" when the professor asks if you have any questions? There's a course being offered this Spring designed to help you know what you don't know—and how to learn it. Find out more: http://ow.ly/XU2F30oZ1rC

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2 months ago
University of Victoria
Why not take a lunch-time stroll along the chip trails to the Interfaith Chapel to try meditation? The free sessions begin at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and are open to faculty, students and staff—including our on-campus UVic Alumni. http://ow.ly/6TTJ30oZP3Z

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2 months ago
University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries
Today we are asking the final question posed by the Women Artists Changing Collections exhibition. "What more can be done to make the Legacy Galleries' exhibitions and collections better serve our full community?" The curators of this exhibition have aimed to highlight the possibilities, challenges, and...
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2 months ago
My Visual Language (SUMMER CAMP 2019 | ages 12-16)
$140 non-members | $130 members (5 afternoons) Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2, 2019 | 1:00 - 4:00pm with Mitchell Villa My Visual Language will encourage learners to explore and develop their own language of creative expression through sketching AND painting. Emphasis will be on the practice of....

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