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Expert Q&A: HIV In My Day oral history project

November 30, 2022 -

Four decades after the start of a pandemic that has claimed 40 million lives, University of Victoria researchers are putting the stories of British Columbians who lived through the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the spotlight. HIV In My Day, a community-based oral history project led by School of Public Health and Social Policy Associate Professor Nathan Lachowsky, captures the stories of 120 long-term HIV survivors and caregivers.

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HIV research and art intersect in a powerful way

November 30, 2022 -

HIV In My Day, a community-based oral history project that gathered the stories of HIV survivors and caregivers during the early years of BC’s HIV/AIDS epidemic, has been adapted into a play. In My Day will premiere in Vancouver at The Cultch theatre, the day after World AIDS Day. The play takes its script from almost 120 oral history interviews collected from 2017 to 2020 as part of a University of Victoria-led research project.

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Q&A on reproductive health research

October 27, 2022 -

When the US Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade in June, it threw into turmoil the issue of reproductive rights south of the border and made abortion activists in Canada and around the world take notice. Two UVic faculty members paid particular attention, as they’d been working on a research project on access to abortion services for Indigenous people.

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Resetting climate narratives

September 29, 2022 -

Meet Ian Mauro, the new executive director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, a four-university partnership hosted and led by UVic. Mauro believes in storytelling, in partnership, and in a solutions-oriented focus to climate change. Read more about his approach and why he rejects dire narratives about our ability to take impactful climate action.

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Environmental scientist and filmmaker Ian Mauro to head PICS

September 29, 2022 - Media release

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and the University of Victoria welcome Dr. Ian Mauro to his new role as executive director of PICS and professor of environmental studies at UVic , effective Nov. 1, 2022. Mauro, an acclaimed environmental scientist, filmmaker and multimedia producer who has worked with local communities and Indigenous Nations and Peoples across Canada, brings his passion for storytelling and collaboration to the role.

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