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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.

Remembering Erich Schwandt

September 22, 2017
Whether they realize it or not, generations of graduating UVic students have been touched by the music of Dr. Erich Schwandt.Professor Emeritus of Musicology in the School of Music, Dr. Schwandt passed away in Victoria on August 2. A native of California, he...
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International TA (ITA) Teaching and Learning Chat Room

Duration: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: HHB 128

Green is the New Black: Campus Sustainability Tour

Duration: 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: DTB B215

Social Themes in Mexican Documentaries

Duration: 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Location: Clearihue A206 at the UVic campus.

8th Latin American and Spanish Film Week

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

Seaquaria & Science Literacy at Hillside


University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

4 hours ago

Described as "one of the department’s defining spirits," beloved University of Victoria, School of Music organist Erich Schwandt will have a memorial service at 2pm Saturday, Sept30 at the University Ctr Farquhar Auditorium — home to the organ he played for generations of #UVic grads.

University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts added 5 new photos.

1 day ago

Wow, it's a very busy fall for University of Victoria, Visual Arts faculty! Here's a quick roundup of current/upcoming exhibits by 6 faculty members, plus alumni & Visiting Artists:

Photos from University of Victoria, Fa...

University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

2 days ago

Put your arts skills to use working for the Martlet! UVic’s student newspaper is currently seeking students for paid positions in the following areas: Design Director, Editorial Assistant & Staff Writer. This is a great opportunity to help shape the campus community—and to get paid for your efforts. Full details here: University of Victoria, Visual Arts UVic Writing University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre Art History & Visual Studies University of Victoria, School of Music

The Martlet — Jobs
Jobs The Martlet Design Director—The Martlet Publishing Society Application Deadline: Until position is filled Overview In co-operation with the Martlet staff and in accordance with the bylaws and policies of the MPS, the Design Director will be responsible for the overall direction, continuity, and...
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