News and events

Café historique returns October 2nd!

Dr Kristin Semmens, “Touring the Nazi Past” Much of Europe felt the imprint of the Nazi jackboot between 1933 and 1945. Focusing on different locations within Germany and Poland, Dr. Semmens traces the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. From the Reichstag building in Berlin to the Fuehrer’s retreat in the Bavarian Alps, from the Krakow ghetto to the Auschwitz death camp, we will learn about key moments in the history of German fascism which left traces on the landscape still visible to travellers today.

Controversial Characters in Context - James Douglas, October 22nd - Open to Public

To understand the issues raised by recent controversies around renaming and destatuing it is important to learn as much as we can about the historical characters in the news before we decide the best route forward. To move forward in the spirit of “truth and reconciliation” we need to know the truths of our past. Four historians will present brief “warts and all” biographies of four historical figures in the news: John A. Macdonald, Joseph W. Trutch, Matthew Baillie Begbie and James Douglas and put them in their historical context to help inform public discussion. Each talk will be followed by a discussion to inform such questions as “how should we remember these characters and their contexts?” and/or “to commemorate or not commemorate?” All talks will take place in Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 Centennial Square, Victoria, B.C. 7-8:30 pm. FREE EVENT - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Dr. Beatriz de Alba-Koch - New Faculty Member

Thematic interests include Indigenous and mestizo accounts of the Spanish Conquest, utopian thought, female spirituality, and Ibero-American as well as Ibero-Asian Baroque culture. I am currently working on early modern atrium and roadside crosses erected in the Iberian metropolitan and overseas world as vehicles of conversion and resistance.

See History events in the UVic events calendar.

Formative assessment: Why it is necessary (Grading Certificate series)

Speaking for Academic Purposes

Anthropology Co-op Students Panel

Anthropology co-op students will talk about their co-op job experience.

Resonant Disintegration

The haunting and timely interactive, sculptural multimedia installation Resonant Disintegrationby Visual Arts alumnus Colton Hashpresents an immersive space for viewers to reflect on their relationships to oceanic life in the context of climate change. The life-size form of an adolescent female orca is suspended at eye level in the space, inviting viewers to approach and physically engage with the sculpture. Resonant Disintegrationwon two awards at UVic’s "Research Reels" video contest at 2018's Ideafest, and this is the first time since 2017 it has been on public display.

Fridaymusic: Woodwinds

Take an afternoon break to enjoy a concert of varied repertoire featuring UVic School of Music woodwind students.

Fridaymusic: Woodwinds

Take an afternoon break to enjoy a concert of varied repertoire featuring UVic School of Music woodwind students.

Muslim Prayer

There is weekly Friday prayer held at UVic in the Interfaith Chapel. Prayers are held year round from 1:30pm-2:00pm. Facilities include multi-stall washrooms for men and womeneach. There is a separate, private women's area located behind the men's prayer area. Jumuah prayers are administered by UVic's Muslim Chaplain and the BCMA.