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Drawing local lessons from European lives

November 8, 2018 - Ring

As an innovator and advocate of experiential learning, Cam Owens elevated awareness about the value of field schools when he joined UVic’s Department of Geography in 2012. Seven years later, the department has added five field-based schools to its undergraduate program and the popular Sustainability Field School has two programs: the Cascadia Field School and the Urban-Europe Field School.

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New artist residency strengthens connections between art and science

November 8, 2018 - Media release

UVic grad Colton Hash is the recipient of a new Artist-in-Residence program announced by the Faculty of Fine Arts and Ocean Networks Canada, a UVic initiative. The residency will strengthen connections between art and science, and broaden perspectives on major issues ranging from technology and the environment to biodiversity and healthy communities.

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Day in the Life: Alicia Kaiser

November 8, 2018 - Ring

When Alicia Kaiser arrived at UVic in 2007 to pursue her degree in English and professional writing, she didn’t have a clear plan for the future. Eleven years later, she has found her niche as a member of the university's core communications and marketing team, and UVic's first and only digital signage coordinator.

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Provide your feedback on the Strategic Enrolment Plan

November 7, 2018 - Ring

After 10 months of working group and committee meetings and a range of engagement opportunities for different university constituencies, UVic’s first Strategic Enrolment Plan (SEM) is ready for broad campus feedback. Faculty and staff are invited to an open house session on Dec. 3 to learn more about this important initiative, ask questions and provide input.

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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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