News & events

Wikipedia exercise immerses French students in real-world learning

University of Victoria French students recently took up the challenge of editing the world’s largest online encyclopedia as part Wikipedia’s National Contribution Month. Professor Catherine Caws’s class of fourth-year French students put their language skills to good use recently in the Canada-wide Wiki-edit-a-thon event, held annually in October.

Humanities grad helps revitalize Galician language

One could say that humanities graduate student Ildara Enríquez was born for her role as a linguistics researcher. Growing up on the Iberian Peninsula in the northwest region of Spain, Enríquez spoke her native language of Galician at home. At school, she conversed in Spanish. Both were official languages, but as a teenager, Enríquez made a decision.

Long-serving Humanities faculty and staff honoured

One thing is certain: the trees are much taller since Rosa Stewart started teaching at UVic three decades ago. The assistant teaching professor in Hispanic and Italian Studies was among 14 faculty members and staff who were honoured recently with Long Service Recognition awards at the University Club for 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service at UVic.

Lynne Marks chosen as Humanities Faculty Fellow 2018-19

Congratulations to Lynne Marks, from the History department, for becoming the Humanities Faculty Fellow 2018-19. Her project, “Feminism, Religion and Secularism from the 1960s to 1980s in B.C. and Ontario,” which will in part be co-produced with Margaret Little, from Queen’s University, will result in a number of publications on the basis of collecting oral histories from women in two provinces.

Holocaust survivor shares his story with Germanic Studies students

Julius Maslovat has only one memory of the Nazi concentration camps in which he was interned as an infant and toddler: an open-roofed cattle car. That car, and a deep emotion that moved him to tears when he heard a particular lullaby, were the only traces of his imprisonment in the camps of Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen before he was four.

Day in the Life - English PhD student Alana Sayers

English PhD student Alana Sayers isn’t afraid to create space for herself and other Indigenous students. Sayers is the Department of English’s first Indigenous support officer and teaching assistant in Indigenous literature. Her role is to provide a safe and welcoming space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty and staff to receive support and information on Indigenous-related matters.

Ice-jigging and dynamic learning with CALR course

This summer, while events took place across Canada to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, CBC News launched an in-depth feature story broadcast on CBC TV North and nationally on World Report and the World At Six, highlighting a UVic certificate program provided in partnership with Nunavut Arctic College, the Division of Continuing Studies at UVic and the Department of Linguistics in UVic's Faculty of Humanities.

New course reveals history of Spanish place names

Quadra Street, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Galiano and Cortes Islands—the locations are familiar but do you know about the history of these Spanish place names? Students in Pablo Restrepo-Gautier’s Span 487 class will be taking part in a community mapping project that will reveal the stories behind familiar landmarks and locations in Victoria.

Family values among themes of Latin American and Spanish Film Week

Dan Russek was interviewed by the Times Colonist in the lead-up to next week's annual Latin American and Spanish Film Week. He spoke of the cultural value and community support the festival has received, especially in light of the limited availability of feature films from Latin America and Spain at other local cinemas: "The response has been wonderful." TC

Urban Food Garden Tour Back

In advance of the second Victoria Urban Food-Garden Tour next month, a local reporter interviewed Elizabeth Vibert on what inspired her to develop this event. Vibert also points to farms in South Africa having to "face much more frequent drought and pest pressures as a result of climate change." She is the founder of an innovative UVic field school in Limpopo Province, where she has conducted research for many years.

1st term Fall 2017 exam period

1st term Fall 2017 exam period

Victoria Symphony's HANDEL'S MESSIAH

Duration: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Farquhar Auditorium

1st term Fall 2017 exam period

Handel's Messiah

Location: Farquhar Auditorium

1st term Fall 2017 exam period

Spring 2018 ITA and TA Conference

Duration: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: HHB 128

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.