Mural presents new vision of university life


Free textbooks and tuition, a community garden, an accessible campus for all people—a new mural created by University 101 students depicts an inclusive vision of what university life could be like.

Student volunteers from University 101 designed and painted the colourful mural, which was celebrated yesterday and now hangs next to the program’s home in Clearihue Building’s D-wing.

Not just a sunny picture, the mural examines barriers and challenges students face in post-secondary education.

University 101 volunteer and mural artist Craig Ellermann says the painting makes a statement.

“Having this mural in a high-volume, high-traffic area ensures our sense of belonging with the greater UVic community,” he says.

University 101 offers free, non-credit academic courses to students who have faced barriers to post-secondary education. Visit University 101 for more information.