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As one of the best fine arts schools in Canada, we have a vital impact on culture both at home and abroad. We also host well over 100 events a year, both on- and off-campus. Read our blog for all the latest Fine Arts stories, or follow for breaking news on Twitter.

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Media archive

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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University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

21 hours ago

REMINDER: The Great BC ShakeOut earthquake drill happens at 10:18 a.m. today — Thurs, Oct 18 — so drop, cover & hold on, wherever you are! You can also visit the Earthquake Information Station in the University Centre lobby from 10am - 2pm today. Learn more at Also, don’t forget to update your MyPage personal profile. Adding a mobile phone number will allow you to receive text messages about campus emergencies. UVic Writing Art History & Visual Studies University of Victoria, Visual Arts University of Victoria, School of Music University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre #uvic

University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

21 hours ago

Congratulations to UVic Writing professor Bill Gaston on winning the $5,000 2018 Victoria Book Prizes for his "Mariner's Guide to Self-Sabotage". Judges praised Gaston's "range and narrative versatility, moving seamlessly from the funny to the poignant to the surprising and absurd.” #uvic University of Victoria Libraries UVic Bookstore


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