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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.

Patrick Lane: Rest in Poetry

March 8, 2019
Award-winning poet and novelist Patrick Lane passed away on March 7 at age 79, the result of a heart attack. His publisher, McClelland & Stewart, made the announcement, calling Lane “one of Canada’s mostrenowned writers” — a claim few would argue. ...
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Relax & enjoy a concert of contemporary classical music!

UVic School of Music
The Phillip T. Young Recital Hall will host Sonic Lab on Mar 22. Directed by Anna Hostman, Sonic Lab performs a selection of contemporary music from composers like Linda Caitlin Smith, Peter Hatch and many more. 8pm, by donation. Come check out some exciting new music! https://bit.ly/2YdaoHZ

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Always a great concert!

UVic School of Music
The UVic Vocal Jazz ensemble presents their spring showcase on March 24 entitled “Return to Forever”. Director Wendell Clanton promises a great show at 8pm in the Phillip T. Young Recital and admission is by donation. https://bit.ly/2OhD91y
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University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

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Congrats to University of Victoria, Visual Arts MFA & 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Althea Thauberger on being 1 of 3 photographers shortlisted for the $50,000 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award! The final winner will be announced May 7 at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto. (That's Althea's work in the photo below.) https://bit.ly/2FsqV3q UVic Alumni

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Plenty of Fine Arts student/alumni involvement in the upcoming Kindling Writers Festival—running March 22-24 Open Space & University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries. Kindling celebrates the work of emerging LGBTQ2S+ writers, performers & artists whose work opens up radical possibilities of care, kinship & community. Fine Arts participants include Ann-Bernice Thomas, Kerri Flannigan, Kayla Czaga, L'Amour Lisik & Reid Urchison.

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