News and events

New Role - Dr. Penny Bryden

Our colleague Penny Bryden, already serving as Vice President of the Canadian Historical Association assumed the mantle of President of the CHA at their annual general meeting in Vancouver. Dr. Bryden will serve as President for two years and then a year term as past-president. Congratulations! Your success makes all of us shine a little brighter.

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Learn to Meditate

Our core practice is Meditation and Mindful Awareness. These are key tools in the development of conscious and compassionate ways of being present to the complex and stressful reality of our lives.Free. Drop-in when you can. No experience necessary.

UVic Toronto Alumni Summer Social Gathering

Join Susan Lewis, UVic's Dean of Fine Arts and the UVic Toronto Alumni Committee at theannual summer social to network with other UVic alumni and enjoy an evening of great food and conversation.


An idealistic L.A. couple—he's a cameraman, she's a private chef—move an hour north topursue their back-to-the-land ideals. But dreams of happy sheep and peach trees soon yield to the cold realities of coyotes, record droughts, and rogue snails in writer-director John Chester'swinning, warm-hearted documentary.

BC Parks iNaturalist project underway!

Check out what Environmental Studies professor Dr. Brian Starzomski and his team areworking on in summer 2019: see link below, BC Parks Big Summer iNaturalist project.

Visiting Artist Talk: Laura Dutton

Laura Dutton is a Victoria based visual artist working with video installation andphotography. She holds a BFA in photography from Concordia University and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Victoria, where she currently teaches in the Visual Arts Department. Her workhas been exhibited nationally in solo exhibitions at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art in Kelowna, Deluge Contemporary in Victoria, Esker Foundation Project Space in Calgary, PAVED Arts inSaskatoon, and VU Photo in Quebec City, as well as part of numerous group exhibitions such as Ensuing Pictureswhich opened the inaugural year of the Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver, and most recently in Site Unseenat the Vancouver Art Gallery. She has been the recipient of two Canada Council Project Grants, a BC Arts Council Grant, the Canwest Global Scholarship in Film and Video, and sherepresented Quebec in the 2006 BMO First Art! competition

Radiant Yoga Flow in the Gallery

A Mindful and Peaceful Practice for Beginner Yogis with Sonja Foss


The late, great Agnès Varda at the age of 89 went on the road with the photographer JR in search of the people and their villages—faces and places—that make rural France what it is. As the two artists work with villagers to affix JR's monumental portraits of the locals to various buildings, the documentary celebrates the transformative power of art, as embodied in our two witty and wise hosts. – Vancouver International Film Festival