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Welcoming Dr. Jeff Masuda to Social Dimensions of Health as Advisor

Jeff joins us from Queen’s University, where he is Canada Research Chair in Environmental Health Equity. A health geographer and critical health promotion scholar, he is known for his contributions to research, policy, and practice at the intersection between environmental and social wellbeing in an unequal world.

Outbound Exchange Information Session: The University of Manchester

Interested in studying at the University of Manchester, or the UK, on exchange? This session will give an overview of the inbound Exchange Programme at the University of Manchester, as well asrelated matters such as living in the UK, housing, and more. Join to learn more about spending a semester or year there in 2024/25!

Please register for this session ahead of time, using the button below.

Immigration & Settlement

About this event:
This session is intended for international students starting their program of study in the spring term (January to April 2024). During this session, the International Advising team will shareimportant information to prepare you for your studies at UVic. Topics will include study permit conditions, work eligibility criteria, health insurance, and more to help you succeed!

CANCELED: Drop in research computing support

Stop by our weekly office hours for help with the computational side of your research.

Intel oneAPI Rendering Toolkit

This talk will be delivered by Intel about their new free oneAPI Rendering Toolkit. This toolkit is designed to accelerate workloads with a set of rendering and ray-tracing libraries to createhigh-performance, high-fidelity visual experiences.

CFGS Global Talk - Igniting Change and Thriving with Fire

Global Talksare weekly discussions/presentations where we are able to listen to presentations from researchers within CFGS, the university more broadly and also invited guestspeakers. These normally take place weekly on Wednesdays from 10:30-noon.

English Conversation Café

English Conversation Café Plus +is an opportunity for UVic students with English as an additional language to practice English communication skills in a relaxed academic setting.
Where: McPherson Library in front of office 135m
When: 12–1 pm on Wednesdays: September 13 to December 6, 2023

Ace Your Exams: Academic Strategies for Timed Assessments

Do you often find timed exams challenging?
Are you worried your finals might pull down your GPA?

This one-hour workshop will discuss strategies for reducing test anxiety, tactics for correctly answering multiple-choice questions, and tips for crafting compelling short- and long-answer essays.Among other topics, this interactive session will explore exam preparation strategies to optimize memory retention and recall, as well as time-management for tactical approaches to reviewing coursematerials.
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