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Bauhaus, Design and the Livable Anthropocene

As part of the Centennial Anniversary of the Weimar Bauhaus, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and Thomas Heyd, Ph.D. of the University of Victoria’s Philosophy Department present architectural images by Berlin photographer Jean Molinar. These photographs display the various facets of Modernist Architecture from Germany and from around the world.

Community-University Engagement in Canada and the UK, a presentation by David Wolff

On Friday, May 22nd, from 12:30 to 2, David Wolff (Community-University Partnership Program Executive Director, University of Brighton) will be delivering a presentation on community-university engagement in Canada and the UK. This event is co-sponsored by the EUCE at UVic, and the Institute for Studies and Innovation in Community University Engagement.

A conversation with Glyn Ford

On April 16th, 2015, Glyn Ford will giving a talk entitled "How Can the European Left Deal with the Threat Posed by Xenophobia?", which will address the rise of xenophobia and racism in the EU. The talk is part of the 2015 UVic City Talks, and will take place at the Legacy Art Gallery (630 Yates st). Doors open at 7pm, and Glyn Ford will speak at 7:30pm. Mr. Ford will also speak at UVic at 11:30am.

The 2015 City Talks presents "Welcome"

On February 19th, the European Union Centre of Excellence and the UVic Committee for Urban Studies are sponsoring a showing of "Welcome", a film by Philippe Lioret, as part of the 2015 UVic City Talks. The event will start at 7pm, with doors opening at 6:30pm. It will take place at the Open Space Gallery (510 Fort street). This multi award-winning new film is a compassionate and inspiring drama about the hope of new beginnings and the power of true love, centred on two couples contending with issues of separation and dislocation.

Graduate student internship opportunity

The EUCAnet project at UVic invites applications for a graduate student internship. The internship is sponsored by the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, a project that involves a consortium of Canadian universities to develop academic networks and programs to disseminate research findings to practitioners and civil society in the fields of EU/contemporary European studies and Europe-Canada relations. This initiative is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) under the Strategic Knowledge Clusters program.

EU-Canada Workshops on social policy

The University of Victoria EU-Canada workshop series- opening up canadian federalism the european way In the spring of 2014 the University of Victoria (UVic) European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) and the Department of Political Science ran a series of six workshops across Canada to disseminate and discuss the findings of a three year research project comparing Canadian and European Union (EU) approaches to governing social policy. The workshops were held in Vancouver, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Halifax. Many scholars with different expertises, comparing various social policies of Canada and the EU. The lead organizers from UVic were Dr. Amy Verdun and Dr. Donna Wood, both from the Department of Political Science.

Two UVic professors involved in “The Future of Holocaust Memorialization" conference, June 10-11 2014

"The Future of Holocaust Memoralization", on June 10-11, 2014, was organized by CEU, the University of Victoria and the Tom Lantos Institute.The event was part of CEU's continued public discussion of the Holocaust with the aim of preserving and honoring the historical truth.

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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