UVic news

2016 United Way campaign kickoff

September 29, 2016 - Ring
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The 2016 UVic United Way Greater Victoria (UWGV) annual campaign officially kicked off on Sept. 29. This year, UWGV is focusing on the people who have the power to change lives with each contribution they make. In support of this, the UVic 2016 fundraising goal is $275,000, including the pivotal fundraising efforts of the UVic Retirees Association (UVRA).

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In memoriam: Bruce Partridge

September 29, 2016 - Ring

The university was saddened to learn recently of the passing of Bruce J. Partridge, former president of the University of Victoria, this August. Partridge’s term in office lasted just over two years, leading the university during an era of substantial upheaval.

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BC sculptor celebrates scholarship with new endowment

September 29, 2016 - Ring
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Art History and Visual Studies is now home to the largest donor-funded endowed award on campus, thanks to a major gift from BC sculptor Jeffrey Rubinoff and the Jeffrey Rubinoff Foundation. The Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholar in Art as a Source of Knowledge Endowment establishes a recurring four-year PhD fellowship in the area of modern and contemporary art history, allowing doctoral students exceptional opportunities to study the complexities and richness of modern and contemporary art history.

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Orange Shirt Day event at UVic

September 29, 2016 - Ring
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Indigenous Education at UVic joins a growing number of communities, schools, First Nations and local governments in Canada by honouring Orange Shirt Day on September 30—in recognition of the harms the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and wellbeing, and as an opportunity to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

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