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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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Illicit Drug Poisonings: Is Decriminalization, Legalization, & Regulation the Answer?

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits World Tour

Location: Farquhar Auditorium

St. Michaels University School: The Wild and Experimental X-Curricular Concert

Location: Farquhar Auditorium

English Conversation Cafe: Summer Edition

Duration: 1:10 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. , every Thursday afternoon till Jun.28th
Location: University Centre Welcome Centre Presentation Room 104

Spirit Walk- Walking Meditations

Duration: 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Location: Lobby of the Interfaith Chapel - parking lot #6

Mount Douglas Recognition Ceremony

Location: Farquhar Auditorium

Reynolds Recognition Ceremony

Location: Farquhar Auditorium

University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts added 2 new photos.

3 days ago

Longlisted for the Giller Prize for her debut novel "Y", UVic Writing grad Marjorie Celona has now being selected as one of the winners in the prestigious annual O. Henry Short Story Prize anthology. Congratulations! Her story, "Counterblast,” will be published in Sept. UVic Alumni https://lithub.com/announcing-the-2018-o-henry-prize-stories/

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University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

6 days ago

The May/June issue of Focus Magazine - Victoria offers a fantastic profile of Cuarteto Chroma, the grad student string quartet at University of Victoria, School of Music. With #UVic offering the only Canadian Masters of Music with a specialization in string quartet performance, Chroma traveled from Mexico to study with UVic Artists-in-Residence the Lafayette String Quartet; LSQ violinist Ann Elliott-Goldschmid is also quoted in the article. http://www.focusonvictoria.ca/may-june-2018/cuarteto-chroma-r8/

Cuarteto Chroma
Four musicians are Canada’s—and Mexico’s—first graduate-level string quartet. IN THE BOWELS OF THE BUILDING that houses UVic’s music department, I traverse corridors where scores of students rehearse in tiny, individual practice rooms. A muted cacophony of discordant trumpet, piano, and fl...

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