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First-term examinations begin for all faculties

Samosas for United Way

As part of UVic's United Way Campaign, you can purchase and enjoy delicious homemade samosas! Order by December 14 for pick up on December 16.

Labyrinth: walking meditation

Stressed by the run-up to the holidays and exams. Take time to slow down, catch your breath and contemplate by walking the labyrinth at the Multifaith Centre in December.

Thinking time series: The Golden Touch: (Neo)Extractivism and Necropolitics on Brazil’s Indigenous Territories

Organizer: UVic Graduate Student Law & Society Research Group
Series: Thinking time series
Title: The Golden Touch: (Neo)Extractivism and Necropolitics on Brazil's Indigenous Territories
Presenter: Professor Rebeca Macias Gimenez (University of Alberta)

Description: In the last few years, mainly since 2019, when Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as President, the federal government has revamped neo-extractivist policies targeting all protected areas inthe country, including Indigenous territories. The government gained the perfect excuse for boosting the country's mining economy when the pandemic hit. With the financial uncertainties caused by thepandemic, the international demand for gold increased, as the market regarded it as the most reliable form of investment. Brazil is one of the top ten producers of gold in the world. The country'smining sector has been at the forefront of colonization strategies for over four hundred years and has been one of the main threats to Indigenous and traditional communities. In the last decades, aneo-extractivist development model based on mining, agribusiness, and infrastructure building, such as hydropower dams, roads, and ports, led to the growth of social exclusion and violence in thecountry, especially in the Amazon region, among traditional communities that rely on the land and forests for their survival. The presentation will address some of the historical and conceptualfoundations of this government's discourse and actions against Indigenous peoples, as well as its attempts to make constitutional the occupation and exploitation of Indigenous territories.

Date: Dec 8, 2022 10:30 am (Vancouver)

Zoom Meeting: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/84869508420?pwd=eHpEaEcwcWRlNFNENVl4TlpCNnVhdz09

Meeting ID: 848 6950 8420
Password: 868872

Contact: estebanvallejotoledo@uvic.ca& evalinde@uvic.ca

Sustainability in geotechnical engineering - a research perspective

Join guest Dipanjan Basuof the University of Waterloo, in this ongoing e-series presented by UVic's Department of Civil Engineering.

Sustainability in geotechnical engineering - a research perspective

Join guest Dipanjan Basuof the University of Waterloo, in this ongoing e-series presented by UVic's Department of Civil Engineering.

Heart to Heart Talks

Take time out of your busy schedule to explore and discuss what's important to you. You will be seen, heard, and valued.