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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.

Swimming into the past

July 17, 2017
Despite unseasonably cold winds and unusually choppy waves, intermedia artist Paul Walde dove into the waters of Algonquin Park’s Canoe Lake on July 8 and, after months of preparation, completed the first stage of The Tom Thomson Centennial Swim. ...
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B.C. Day

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Graduate Student Orientation

Duration: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: University Centre lobby (check-in), Farquhar Auditorium, Petch Fountain, Engineering & Computer Science Building (ECS), Grad House restaurant, Halpern Centre for GraduateStudents

Transfer, Mature & Distance Student Welcome

Duration: 9:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Petch Fountain (early check-in), University Centre lobby (late check-in), Farquhar Auditorium, SUB Michel Pujol room and Upper lounge

Residence Move-in Day

Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (check-in is flexible throughout the day)
Location: Various Residence buildings (check-in at your own building)

Family Orientation

Duration: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cadboro Commons

University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts added 3 new photos — with Eden Oliver.

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Great to see University of Victoria, School of Music UVic Alumni talent on stage at Islands Folk Fest this weekend: West My Friend & Foxglove. Also instructor Colleen Eccleston & her band The Ecclestons.

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University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

1 week ago

Great news—stellar University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre design prof & alum Patrick Du Wors is nominated for 2 Betty Mitchell Awards for his set/costume work on The Hollow with Vertigo Theatre.

The 20th Betty Mitchell Award Nominees...
Nominees for the 20th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards (2016-17 Theatre Season). Celebrating the best in Calgary Theatre!
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University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

2 weeks ago

Read the Focus Magazine - Victoria article about University of Victoria, School of Music professor Suzanne Snizek's work with suppressed composers ahead of her faculty flute concert on July 15 at #UVic — with Harald Krebs on piano. Also check out her own research blog about these "lost" composers:


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