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REACH Awards

October 3, 2019 - Ring

On Oct. 10, the third annual REACH Awards will celebrate UVic scholars for their extraordinary contributions in research and teaching.

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Artistic space

November 22, 2018 - News

Indigenous Governance graduate Jarrett Martineau is a leading influencer within the Canadian media scene, having produced several high-profile projects in the last 15 years. His is a story of remarkable success for someone who has barely brushed his forties.

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Boundless complexity

November 15, 2018 - News

Astronomy professor Sara Ellison, who plays violin in her free time, says studying the night sky is like learning to appreciate the intricacies of music. When Sara Ellison looks up at the stars, she does so with the hallmark precision of a scientist…

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Day of the Dead

November 7, 2018 - Ring

Latin American Studies celebrated Día de Muertos last week with music, art, food, face painting and an altar to honour people's late loved ones. The event included music from Mexico’s Chroma String Quartet, who are studying at UVic, as well as complementary hot chocolate and baked bread from the Latinos Without Borders Student Club.

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Rethinking culture

July 12, 2018 - News

Hector Vazquez Cordoba, a PhD student in the Faculty of Education, came to UVic in response to a calling he felt to enhance music education in schools throughout Mexico. Now an accomplished violinist and tenured member of the Orquesta Universitaria de Música Popular in Xalapa, Hector wanted to bring classical music to young people in small communities.

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Singing to fight the stigma and social isolation of dementia

April 25, 2018 - Ring

"Voices in Motion" is an intergenerational community choir for persons with dementia, their family caregivers and high school students. It's also a UVic research study looking into how participation in an intergenerational choir might foster social engagement and caregiver well-being, improve quality of life for persons with dementia, and reduce some of the stigma surrounding memory loss.

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The Mercer Report visits UVic and exercises its brain

January 17, 2018 - Ring

On Jan. 16, the Rick Mercer Report launched its final season on CBC. The first episode features the comedian and satirist's visit to UVic campus last fall in which Mercer gets a brainwave assessment in Olav Krigolson's neuroeconomics lab, test-drives a 3D-printed prosthetic at the Victoria Hand Project lab and attempts to sing opera with music prof. Benjamin Butterfield.

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