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A shifting focus: from photography to film

November 1, 2018 - The Ring

Like many outstanding students, the term "overachiever" is a good fit for graduating international Visual Arts major Guochen Wang. Born and raised in Taiyuan, a mid-sized city in China's central Shanxi province, Chen went to a local international high school before looking for overseas post-secondary options. And his reasons for choosing UVic may not be surprising.

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Cultural connection

June 22, 2018 - The Torch

Chantal Adams recalls her first encounter with Sandrina de Finney, an associate professor at UVic's School of Child and Youth Care. Adams was a first-year student when De Finney and a master's student visited one of Adams' classes. They spoke about their work with Indigenous children and families, sang and drummed and discussed the concept of intersectionality.

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When art meets science

March 23, 2018 - knowlEDGE

Ever wanted to have an intimate, interactive moment with a baby orca? A new student-created sculpture allows viewers to have just that, while also learning something about the threats currently facing our local killer whale population.

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Technology bends the academic curve to promote dynamic learning

January 21, 2016 - The Ring

Call it learning 360. When writing professor Maureen Bradley teaches digital media for storytellers, her venue is a departure from the typical university lecture hall: no podium, desk seating or front of the classroom. Instead, tables with roller-wheel chairs line the room, with a multi-media teaching island in the centre. Each table serves as a five-student pod, equipped with a 48-inch wireless video screen, audio speakers, laptop plug-ins and writable white board. Bradley displays video or broadcasts audio to any or all dozen screens in the room, or shows individual or group projects to every screen.

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