Events & workshops

2019 Masterminds

The University of Victoria Retirees Association and the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health—with support from the university—present Masterminds 2019, a free lecture series running Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm from April 3 to April 24, 2019. 

LECTURE SERIES 1: "Humanities in the digital age: A quiet revolution"

Where? University of Victoria; Human and Social Development Building A240

When? April 3 from 7:00pm-8:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Presented by: Claire Carlin, UVic Professor Emeritus (French studies)

"Digital Humanities has become an academic discipline unto itself, with its own national and international conferences, its sub-disciplines, and theory underpinning its practice. This talk will explore the ways in which digital humanities has changed the research landscape over the past 20 years, often, though not always, for the better."

To register, please click here, for more information contact aging@uvic.ca or 250-721-6369.

LECTURE SERIES 2: "Music from the inside: The 'flow' of live performance"

Where? University of Victoria; Human and Social Development Building A240

When? April 10 from 7:00pm-8:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Presented by: Alexandra Pohran-Dawkins, UVic Professor Emeritus (Faculty of Fine Arts)

"Music is an integral part of the human experience. Today we carry a soundtrack for our lives in a back pocket, our entire expertly-produced music libraries available at our fingertips. Has this altered our expectations and changed the way we experience music? Oboist and Professor Emeritus Alexandra Pohran Dawkins, through live and recorded music, will share her thoughts and some of her experiences of her 40-plus years as a performing, recording and teaching musician."

To register, please click here, for more information contact aging@uvic.ca or 250-721-6369.

LECTURE SERIES 3: "Arthur O'Meara and land claims in British Columbia, 1900-1928"

Where? University of Victoria; Harry Hickman Building 105

When? April 17 from 7:00pm-8:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Presented by: Hamar Foster, UVic Professor Emeritus (Law, QC)

“In the early 20th century, various organizations worked to settle what was then known as the British Columbia Indian Land Question. Their leaders - and their lawyer, Arthur O’Meara - did not live to see the legal case they put before BC and Ottawa succeed in court, half a century later. This is a part of that story.”

To register, please click here, for more information contact aging@uvic.ca or 250-721-6369.

LECTURE SERIES 4: "Creating a one planet region: Healthy cities in the 21st century"

Where? University of Victoria; Harry Hickman Building 105

When? April 24 from 7:00pm-8:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Presented by: Trevor Hancock, UVic Professor Emeritus (School of Public Health and Social Policy)

“We only have one Earth, yet we take more than our fair share to support our way of life. The greatest challenge we face in the 21st century is to create communities that are healthy, just and sustainable, ensuring high levels of human and social development and a low ecological footprint. How do we do that in the Greater Victoria Region?”

To register, please click here, for more information contact aging@uvic.ca or 250-721-6369.