International stories

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The stories of 2019

December 12, 2019 - News

In 2019, UVic shared many stories about the university’s international activities, people, research and achievements—on campus, in the wider community and well beyond our borders. One of these is a story on four stories and food sovereignty in four countries.

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Conservation field school in Tanzania

December 6, 2019 - Ring

Last August, as the sun set on the Serengeti National Park, 19 UVic geography students and their instructors arrived in Tanzania to begin a month-long field school on conservation management. Despite the hardships of water rationing and extreme heat, it was a trip of a lifetime for the students, who immersed themselves in the customs and culture of Tanzania while learning about local forest management and ecological conservation practices.

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New arts agreement with Italy’s Morra Foundation

September 25, 2019 - Ring

As a celebration of global contemporary art, the opening of the Venice Biennale in May 2019 provided the ideal backdrop for the formal signing of a three-year research agreement between UVic’s Faculty of Fine Arts and La Fondazione Morra, a major art centre in Naples. The first formal agreement between the faculty and an Italian cultural institution, it also paves the way for further engagement, collaboration and exchange between institutions.

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