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Teaching Black history

February 9, 2023 - The Ring

Adebisi Alade is a UVic historian who specializes in African history. In honour and celebration of Black History Month, we asked Alade to share with us his thoughts and insights into Black histories and Black History Month as he understands it.

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Conservation field school in Tanzania

December 6, 2019 - The 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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Day of the Dead

November 7, 2018 - The 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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Peru field school experience teaches ecology, economy and spirituality

September 5, 2018 - The Ring

Walking along the foothills of the northern Peruvian Amazon, 14 UVic environmental studies students—along with instructors Ana Maria Peredo and Kate Turner and mentors Murdith McLean and Frederique Apffel-Marglin—embarked on a unique learning experience this spring that wove together ecology, economy and spirituality in an Indigenous setting.

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