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As acknowledged experts in fields ranging from classical and popular music to art history, digital media, pop culture and so much more, our faculty are frequently in the news. Catch up on our expert opinions by visiting our media archive, which offers story briefs and links to media coverage.

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Lieder at Lunch: Mom and Pop Songs


Surviving in the Intersections: A Sexualized Violence Prevention Event

Duration: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Farquhar Auditorium University Centre

Coffee with Dr. Kurki: How I became a human osteologist

Duration: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: COR A309

(Vectors Symposium) The Uncanny Valley of the Dolls: Hiroshi Ishiguro and his Silicon Sisters - A Presentation by Cody Poulton (UVic Pacific and Asian Studies)

Duration: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Technology Enterprise Facility, rm. 170

Opening Reception - Disobedient Women

Duration: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: McPherson Library, Rm A02 Mearns Centre

Organic Soil Management in 3 Easy Steps: Learn from the microbial world below your garden and harness it for your benefit!

Duration: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: UVic, MacLaurin Bldg, Rm D-228

Environmental Studies Field School Information Session

Duration: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: DTB B255

University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

18 hours ago

Congratulations to University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre alumna Carleigh Baker on winning the Vancouver Book Award for her story collection "Bad Endings"! She's also in the running for the $50K Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

Carleigh Baker wins 2017 Vancouver Boo...
The prize celebrates Vancouver writers, awarding $3,000 to the winning author.
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University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

19 hours ago

Inspiring to hear that University of Victoria, School of Music professor Ajtony Csaba will be performing a new music piano concert with live electronics & visuals for the Ambassador of Hungary in Ottawa on Oct 17. Among the program is work by both Csaba and Music professor Dániel Péter Biró.


University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

19 hours ago

Excited for University of Victoria, Visual Arts professor emeritus Sandra Meigs—her new solo exhibit "Room for Mystics" opens Oct 18 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, with participation by University of Victoria, School of Music director Christopher Butterfield.

Sandra Meigs: Room for Mystics (with C...
Sandra Meigs (Canadian, born 1953), Room for Mystics, No. 1, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 58 x 72 inches. Collection of Eric & Sally Murphy © Sandra Meigs

University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

1 day ago

Are you an Indigenous student interested in career and co-op opportunities? On October 17, come network with employers and practice your interview skills! When: Tuesday, October 17 (Career Panel and Networking Session from 11:30 – 1, Mock Interview Clinic from 1:30 to 3) Where: First Peoples House – Ceremonial Hall Where to go: Stop by our booths in the Bob Wright Centre lobby or Clearihue Building lobby (near the computer labs) Learn more at

Career networking and mock interview e...
When: Tuesday, October 17, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Where: First Peoples House (Ceremonial Hall)...

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