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Eric Metcalfe: Pop Anthropology

Pop Anthropologyis an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe's oeuvre, spanning over sixty years, in celebration of the artist's honorary doctorate from UVic (UVic DFA 2021, BFA1970).

Eric Metcalfe: Pop Anthropology

Pop Anthropologyis an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe's oeuvre, spanning over sixty years, in celebration of the artist's honorary doctorate from UVic (UVic DFA 2021, BFA1970).

JANE BY CHARLOTTE

In creating a documentary portrait of a parent, as actor Charlotte Gainsbourg ( Melancholia, Nymphomaniac) does in her directorial debut, one could overly flatter the subject or iron out the tough creases. Gainsbourg avoids these traps in her film about her legendarymother, the singer and actress Jane Birkin, who is also the namesake of the famed Hermès Birkin bag. Consisting of several intimate conversations between parent and child, as well as footage ofBirkin performing onstage, the result is a spare, loving window into the emotional lives of two women. Jane by Charlotteis an unexpected, imaginatively visualized work that affords intimate access to someone whom many of us only think we know. —Rotten Tomatoes

"A tender and quite illuminating portrait of a mother-daughter relationship seen both within, and far away from, the public sphere of celebrity." — Screen International

"Provides deeper insight than any biopic could have ever possibly achieved." — RogerEbert.com

"Moving, unsentimental and gently provocative." — Times UK

JANE BY CHARLOTTE

In creating a documentary portrait of a parent, as actor Charlotte Gainsbourg ( Melancholia, Nymphomaniac) does in her directorial debut, one could overly flatter the subject or iron out the tough creases. Gainsbourg avoids these traps in her film about her legendarymother, the singer and actress Jane Birkin, who is also the namesake of the famed Hermès Birkin bag. Consisting of several intimate conversations between parent and child, as well as footage ofBirkin performing onstage, the result is a spare, loving window into the emotional lives of two women. Jane by Charlotteis an unexpected, imaginatively visualized work that affords intimate access to someone whom many of us only think we know. —Rotten Tomatoes

"A tender and quite illuminating portrait of a mother-daughter relationship seen both within, and far away from, the public sphere of celebrity." — Screen International

"Provides deeper insight than any biopic could have ever possibly achieved." — RogerEbert.com

"Moving, unsentimental and gently provocative." — Times UK

Eric Metcalfe: Pop Anthropology

Pop Anthropologyis an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe's oeuvre, spanning over sixty years, in celebration of the artist's honorary doctorate from UVic (UVic DFA 2021, BFA1970).

English Conversation Café (ACCESS)

The Academic Critical Communication in English Seminar Series (ACCESS) is an opportunity for all UVic students with English as an additional language to improve their ability to read andcommunicate in English within an academic context. Participants will practice reading and discussion skills in a relaxed atmosphere, receive coaching on vocabulary use and pronunciation, as well asreceive tips for developing confidence with reading and speaking. Registration is required. Please contact Emily at cacpc@uvic.cafor more information.

Confusion, Illusion, or Delusion: The Irreducible Core of the Common Law Trust (Southin Lecture series with presenter Lionel Smith)

The question of the 'irreducible core' of the common law trust has been debated for some years. Recently, this question has taken on a new life as, all over the common law world, settlors havetested the outer limits of can be done with the trust. In the case of inter vivostrusts, this usually involves an effort to retain control over the trust while reaping some of the benefits that would arise from an alienation of the property in question. Thispaper asks why there is a mandatory core to the common law trust, and in this way sheds light on what that irreducible core contains. In so doing, it casts doubt on a number of Canadian decisions,including holdings and dictaof the Supreme Court of Canada.

Lionel Smith, BSc (Toronto), LLB (Western Ontario), LLM (Cantab), DPhil, MA, DCL (Oxon), LLB (Montréal) taught at the Universities of Alberta and Oxford before joining McGillUniversity in 2000. He has been Sir William C Macdonald Professor of Law at McGill University since 2013. Previously he was Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Lawand James McGill Professor. He is a Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and member of the American Law Institute, the European Law Institute, and the International Academyof Estate and Trust Law, and is a non-practising member of the Bar of Alberta. From 2022 he will be the Downing Professor of the Laws of England at Cambridge University and a fellow of Gonville andCaius College.

The Madam Justice Mary Southin Lecturepays tribute to Madam Justice Southin's many contributions to the development of the common law in BC. The lecture is to address either the Law of Equityor a topic about British Columbia's legal history. The lecture alternates annually between the Law Faculties at UBC and UVic.

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