News & events

Holocaust research featured on Swiss television

A Swiss television station featured the research of Germanic and Slavic Studies Associate Professor Charlotte Schallié. The SRF television report focused on Schallié's research with Agnes Hirschi, who co-edited Under Swiss Protection: Jewish Eyewitness Accounts from Wartime Budapest. The book retraces Swiss Vice-Consul Carl Lutz’s diplomatic rescue efforts during the Second World War.

Get to Know a Teacher - Jentery Sayers

Associate Professor of English Jentery Sayers had students in his graduate ENGL 508 Digital Literary Studies seminar create indie video games that drew on literary history. Two groups of students presented their final projects in December at Open the Arcade, an event hosted in the Digital Scholarship Commons of McPherson Library. Sayers talks to Stephanie Harrington about the process of getting students with little to no coding experience to design the games Somapo and Adventures of a Sticky Leaf-Dweller.

Political and moral beliefs shaped this year’s distinguished alumna

Gender Studies alumna Tamara Napoleon has some advice for University of Victoria students: hold strong to what you believe. This year’s Distinguished Alumna for the Humanities has led a trailblazing career in law, which she says is grounded in her undergraduate degree in Gender Studies

Contemporary Controversies: Diversity, Freedom of Speech and the University

Co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of the Dean of Humanities, this event offers members of the university, and broader communities, an opportunity to engage in a dialogue on the tensions, complexities, and possibilities associated with freedom of speech and academic freedom within a post-secondary context that values equity, diversity and inclusion.

Pet Cafe

Duration: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Interfaith Chapel

First Year Graduate Recital: Xuguang Zhang, voice

City Talks: Sex-Work, Social Citizenship and Ethics of Care in the City

Duration: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Legacy Art Gallery; 630 Yates St

Spirit Walk- Walking Meditations

Duration: 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Location: Lobby of the Interfaith Chapel - parking lot #6

Dictée Gabrielle Roy

Duration: 2:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Location: DTB A102

Curator's Talk: Introducing the Museum of Trans Hirstory & Art (MOTHA)

Duration: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Legacy Art Gallery Downtown, 630 Yates Street, Victoria BC

English Conversation Cafe: ACCESS

Duration: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Thursdays
Location: UVic Centre Welcome Centre Presentation Room 104

REACH Awards

This May, an inaugural event—the REACH Awards—will combine the Teaching Excellence Awards with the Craigdarroch Research Awards into a single event that celebrates the extraordinary teachers and researchers who lead the way in dynamic learning and make a vital impact at UVic, in the classroom and beyond.