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Festival Schedule
March 2
Our WSÁNEĆ community: Through the lens of a camera
10:30-11:30 a.m. | MacLaurin (MAC) A. Wilfred Johns Gallery (MAC A Wing)
Explore an exhibit of compelling photographs from students at the WSÁNEĆ Adult Education Centre. These images
demonstrate the powerful impacts of using media literacy in adult education and offer a unique glimpse of the
WSÁNEĆ community through the lens of the camera and views of the artists.
This event is presented by the Faculty of Education, WSÁNEĆ Adult Education Centre and the Victoria READ society.
Graphic ideas @UVic
12:30-3 p.m. | UVic Bookstore
If you love graphic novels, comics, or cartoons, join us for a comic book fair with presentations from students, profs,
and… visitors! Come with your favourite graphic work for a discussion between readers and creators about graphic
art.
Organized by the departments of French; Curriculum and Instruction; UVic Indigenous Law Research Unit; Hispanic
and Italian Studies; Germanic and Slavic Studies; Visual Arts and Pacific and Asian Studies, with support from the UVic
Bookstore and UVic Libraries.
Be it resolved: University should be free
2:30-3:30 p.m. | David Strong Building (DSB) C103
Despite societal demands for an educated citizenry, governments are unwilling or unable to keep the costs for
students down. Should Canada learn from other countries and make universities free to attend?
Join the Faculty of Humanities for what’s sure to be a lively debate.
Happiness
4:-5:30 p.m. | Hickman (HHB)105
Ever wonder what makes you or other people happy? Ever think about how researchers measure happiness? Let’s
look at the research and put that research into practice. Join our eclectic panel and discuss what happiness is, how to
measure it and ways to achieve it.
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Festival Schedule
March 2 contd.
Women in tech culture: What’s the big deal about diversity, anyway?
5- 6:30 p.m. | Engineering/Computer Science (ECS) 660
What’s the big deal about diversity in video games? There are movements dedicated to increasing women’s
participation in the industry, as well as a culture that actively prevents this. What is behind the harassment on
projects like ‘Tropes vs. Women in Video Games’ or the reaction against Barbie’s ‘I Can Be A Computer Engineer’
book? Join this interactive panel to talk about gender diversity in the tech culture and the backlash against it.
This event is co-sponsored by the departments of Computer Science and Philosophy.
Co-op 180: The transformative impact of experiential learning through co-op
5:30-7 p.m. | David Turpin Building (DTB) A104
For students, hands-on learning can engage and inspire research, creativity and transformation—in the workplace,
in the classroom and beyond. Hear from students, an employer and a co-op coordinator about standout co-op
experiences in a panel discussion moderated by Co-op and Career Executive Director, Norah McRae. McRae’s recent
PhD research explored transformative learning during co-op work terms, a form of experiential learning.
Check out the online co-op story series that complements this panel at uvic.ca/coopandcareer/coop180.
Testing 1, 2, 3: New approaches to music courses in the 21st century
6-8 p.m. | MacLaurin (MAC)B037
From Beyoncé and the Beatles, to jazz legends and rock divas, UVic’s School of Music is always looking for new
approaches to its music courses. Through a look at course content, shifting tastes and audience demands in popular
music, this illustrated lecture will demonstrate the need for innovative course design.
Quantum Information Science: Why the quantum age is closer than you think
7-8:30 p.m. | Bob Wright Centre (BWC) B150
Discover the quantum world – nature at its smallest scale – with renowned quantum physicist Raymond Laflamme.
Hear how researchers at the forefront of science are innovating at the subatomic realm to develop new technologies
that will change the ways we work, communicate and live.
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March 2 cont’d
Change-makers: Bright minds and big ideas
7-9 p.m. | Hickman (HHB)105
UVic is home to 38 internationally recognized Canada Research Chairs that are pushing the frontiers of knowledge
in their fields. Join four of these preeminent scholars as they share their stories of innovation and impact in a series
of fast-paced talks, followed by a conversation with the audience. Come and be inspired by marine and deep space
discoveries, ground breaking cancer research and new perspectives in Indigenous law.
Panelists include: John Borrows (Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law); Reuven Gordon (Canada Research Chair
in Nanoplasmonics); Roberta Hamme (Canada Research Chair in Ocean Carbon Dynamics) and Kim Venn (Canada
Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics). This event will be webcast.
Hosted by UVic’s Vice-President of Research, David Castle.
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Festival Schedule
March 3
Medieval Minutes
12-1:30 p.m. | McPherson Library (LIB) A003
Marking an evocative time in history, the medieval period lasted from the 5th to 15th century. Fast forward to
modern day and imagine a large circle of people coming from diverse areas of the campus and the community,
some even dressed in medieval attire. All have a medieval story, memory or performance to share.
Join the Medieval Studies Program for an open-mic event - the circle is dense and magic and everyone wishing to
step in the middle is welcome and has three minutes to be “medieval”.
Explorations in politics: New directions in graduate research
2:30-4 p.m. | Technology Enterprise Facility (TEF) 170
This panel will feature presentations by graduate students in political science highlighting their current research.
Among the fields to be represented are political theory, Indigenous politics, comparative politics, Canadian
politics and international relations.
UVic’s Engaged Scholar Awards
2:30-4 p.m. | Human and Social Development (HSD) A240
Join UVic’s Institute for Studies and Innovation in Community-University Engagement for the 2015 Provost’s
Engaged Scholar Awards. Last year’s award winners, Nursing researcher, Bernie Pauly, and law professor, Val
Napoleon, will each share their experiences in community-engaged research, followed by a presentation of this
year’s new award winners by Valerie Kuehne, UVic’s Vice-President Academic and Provost.
Bernie Pauly will highlight her nationally recognized research on enhancing health equity and access to health
care for those experiencing homelessness and drug use. Val Napoleon will discuss her innovative research with
Indigenous communities on legal orders, resulting in creative law projects of art, graphic comics and videos.
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March 3 cont.
Pecha Kucha Biomedica and poster social
3-6 p.m. | MacLaurin (MAC) David Lam Auditorium and lobby
The Centre for Biomedical Research is a collaborative collective of scientists, clinicians and research trainees
investigating important problems related to human health and medical application.
From 3-4:45 p.m. join us for an engaging and fast-paced Pecha Kucha style event highlighting biomedical
research (e.g. genetics, molecular biology, neuroscience, medicinal chemistry and biomedical engineering)
delivered by graduate students.
From 4:45-6 p.m. visit with UVic biomedical researchers to discuss scientific posters while enjoying refreshments
and snacks.
The mythology of the mad genius: Five myths about creativity
4-6 p.m. | MacLaurin (MAC) D110
Where do ideas come from? Do you have to suffer for your art? And are all artists really that eccentric? Find out
when moderator and Acting Dean of Fine Arts Dr Lynne Van Luven deconstructs the myths of creativity in this
zesty and informative panel discussion featuring one faculty member from each of the fine arts departments
(music, writing, art history, theatre and visual arts).
Women crossing borders: Gender and the Asia Pacific
4-6:30 p.m. | Sedgewick (SED) C168
UVic’s Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) is showcasing an authentic set of Japanese Girls’ Day dolls in
honour of Girls’ Day, a 100-year-old tradition in Japanese culture. This unique exhibit will serve as both backdrop
and catalyst to a panel discussion moderated by Professor Mary Yoko Brannen (UVic, CAPI, Gustavson School of
Business) on the status of women and issues of migration, mobility, identity and integration in the Asia-Pacific
region. The event will also feature a Japanese traditional Koto (stringed instrument) performance by professional
Koto player, Satomi Edwards.
Panelists include: Grace Wong Sneddon (UVic interdisciplinary PhD student and special adviser to the Provost
on equity and diversity); master’s student Cate Lawrence (UVic, dispute resolution) and Elena Lopez (UVic BA,
political science).
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March 3 cont.
Understanding sex work: Evidence, faith and popular perceptions
7-9 p.m. | Christ Church Cathedral - 930 Burdett Ave
Many people imagine the sex industry as a dangerous and seedy underworld, but where does this impression
come from, and how accurate is it? Join a panel of scholars, clergy, and sex workers as they reflect on the industry.
An open discussion on the roles academic research and faith play in public opinion and policy regarding sex
workers, and those they interact with, will follow.
Panelists include: Paul Bramadat (Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, Department of History); Cecilia
Benoit (Centre for Addictions Research of BC); Bruce Bryant-Scott (Anglican Diocese of BC); Rachel Phillips
(PEERS) and Dan Reist (Centre for Addictions Research of BC).
*Please note that this event takes place off campus.
The brain and technology: Who’s driving whom?
7-8:30 p.m. | Human and Social Development (HSD) A240
Three mini talks (7 – 12 minutes each) on technologies and the brain: videogames that help children with fetal
alcohol spectrum disorder; new technologies in autism research; and cell phones and distracted driving. Ask
questions and engage with researchers during the demo session in the reception lobby.
The talks run from 7-8 p.m. and the demonstrations from 8-8:30 p.m.
Speakers include:
- Kyle Mathewson, cognitive neuroscientist and UVic alumn (psychology), professor at University of Alberta,
“Driving the brain to and from distraction”
- Kimberly Kerns, UVic clinical neuropsychologist, “The Caribbean quest: Harnessing the power of games to
improve attention and self-monitoring in children”
- Jim Tanaka, UVic cognitive neuroscientist, “Facing up to autism: New tools for different minds”
This event is being moderated by Dave Obee, editor in chief at the Times Colonist, and is hosted by UVic’s Faculty
of Social Sciences.
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Festival Schedule
March 4
Performing gender and genre in the Hispanic and Italian world
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | University Centre (UVC) A180
Join the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies for their annual colloquium, now in its 30th year. This year’s
event explores how Latin Americans, Spaniards and Italians have performed and imagined gender and genre
in literature. A Spanish theatre director, a Mexican philosopher and UVic professors and students will tackle this
complex issue in a series of drop-in talks and presentations in English, Spanish or Italian.
See the Hispanic and Italian studies departmental website for full event details.
Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards
11:30 a.m - 3 p.m. | Student Union (SUB) Michele Pujol
Join us in celebrating the outstanding research produced by 110 Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards
scholars.
Society’s role in promoting violence in the sex industry
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. | MacLaurin (MAC) A144
Our media is full of stories about the horrors of violence in the sex industry, with sex workers perpetually at the
mercy of ‘perverts’ and ‘pimps’. Our study shows that experiences of violence are not as pervasive as commonly
assumed and that society – ourselves – including our unfair laws, stigmatizing attitudes, and inadequate policies,
contribute to the violence that is experienced.
Speakers include: Cecilia Benoit (Centre for Addictions Research of BC, Department of Sociology); Chris Atchison
(Department of Sociology) and Mikael Jansson (Centre for Addictions Research of BC, Department of Sociology).
This is a joint event between the Department of Sociology and the Centre for Addictions Research of BC.
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March 4 cont.
The best liar wins: Hidden information and role-playing
1-3 p.m. | Phoenix (PNX) Lobby
What happens when the audience becomes the performer? Join UVic’s theatre department in a fun and dynamic
role-playing event where audience members must make a decision with limited information – your figurative
life is on the line as you engage in lies, acts of deception and leaps of faith. This event involves participating in
the performance as a villager with guided direction from a leader, followed by a discussion of the performative
aspects of role playing.
Humanities in a lab coat: Another kind of research life
2:30-4 p.m. | Engineering/Computer Science (ECS) 108
From making video games to imaging the tongue, humanities research is much more hands-on than you may
think. Students and faculty researchers will showcase their exciting collaborative projects taking shape in these
research labs: the Humanities Computing and Media Centre (HCMC), the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, the
Maker Lab, the Digital Language Learning Lab, the Speech Research Lab and the Sociolinguistics Research
Lab. You might be surprised at what you discover.
Inside JM’s Diary: Researching a WWI ‘History Mystery’
4:30-6 p.m. | McPherson Library (LIB) A003
Join Marcus Millwright of UVic’s Department of Art History and Visual Studies as he shares how he solved a
historical mystery in searching for the true identity of the now-famous “JM,” the author and artist of a World War
I diary. The two volume diary will be on display at his presentation as part of the Legacy-Maltwood exhibit “The
Arts of World War I”. Participants can view first-hand over 130 watercolour illustrations and pen and ink drawings
detailing the author’s life during the war.
Listening to young people: Research that makes a difference
4:30-6 p.m. | Bob Wright Centre (BWC) Foyer
Half of the world’s population is under the age of 25. Research that includes the perspectives of young people is
critically important — whether the topic is: what kind of city we want to live in or how to successfully transition
to employment. Come check out the Centre for Youth and Society’s interactive display on creative and playful
ways of engaging young people in an array of research topics.
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March 4 cont.
Aging deconstructed: The art and science of living well
4:30-7:30 p.m. | University Club (UCL) Dining Hall
Join the Centre on Aging (COAG) for a café scientifique event. Experience the passion of centre researchers,
students and staff as they discuss the questions that guide their work and how their findings are having an
impact on everyday living and aging—on topics such as technological solutions for aging at home, family
involvement in dementia care, the role of peer health coaches in managing diabetes, and support for patients
and families in long-term illness and end-of-life care. Engage in the conversation and share your views,
experiences and questions!
Losing our marbles: A playful approach to understanding our electricity supply
5:30-7 p.m. | Engineering/Computer Science (ECS) 660
How does our electrical power system work, from the power plant to the light bulb? What are the challenges of
integrating renewables? What would your ideal system look like? Explore these questions posed by the Institute
for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) by participating in a group demonstration of a marble-based “electricity
grid.” The IESVic research team will support the activity, draw parallels to real-world challenges and facilitate a
discussion. Can you meet the demand or will you lose your marbles?
Tapping population data: A new era in health research and care
7-9 p.m. | Hickman (HHB) 105
How do we measure the health of our society? Population Data (PopData), a huge collection of data on millions
of individuals, has recently brought a powerful tool to health researchers’ fingertips. A panel of four experts will
discuss PopData’s transformative potential, who uses it and how. They will delve into broad topics of researcher
access and privacy protection, as well as specific case studies, such as the evaluation of BC’s Alzheimer’s Drug
Therapy Initiative. Join host and moderator Vice-President Research David Castle for a rich discussion with these
panellists on this new era of health research.
Panelists: Neena Chappell (Canada Research Chair in Social Gerontology and Professor, Department of
Sociology); Kenneth Moselle (Enterprise Information Architect, Island Health); Michael Hayes (Director of Health
Education and Research and Professor, School of Public Health and Social Policy and Department of Geography)
and Scott Hofer (Harald Mohr, M.D. and Wilhelma Mohr, M.D. Research Chair in Adult Development and Aging &
Professor, Department of Psychology). This event will be webcast.
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March 5
Where do research ideas come from?
10-11:30 a.m. | Clearihue (CLE) C112
Join an interdisciplinary panel of post-doctoral fellows as they share personal stories and reflections on the
theme of generating research ideas. These “up-and-coming” researchers are fresh off the dissertation trail and at
the cusp of cutting-edge ideas, theories and technologies. Where are the seeds for big ideas planted and how are
they fostered and fed? Come and explore the connections between research ideas and the experiences, people
and places that fuel them.
Woven voices: Community resilience through art
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Student Union (SUB) Michele Pujol
Weavings hold stories and histories for the Indigenous Quechua population of the Peruvian Andes.
Mosqoy will exhibit striking photographs compiled over a decade by photographer and NGO director Ashli Akins
alongside textiles that are hand-woven with natural dyes and fibres by 150 Indigenous women at this fair-trade
textile market.
*Please note: the lecture about Andean struggles between culture and development is occurring on March 6
from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Bob Wright Centre A104.
Life and death in the forest: A campus tree walk
12-1 p.m. | First Peoples House (FPH) Entrance
Join experts from UVic’s Centre for Forest Biology for a fun and fascinating guided walk to learn about our
campus trees and their biological significance.
Original objects and original research: Hands-on learning with rare books and archives
12:30-2 p.m. | McPherson Library (LIB) A003
Why not judge a book by its cover? Or for that matter, its paper, binding and illustrations? This event explores
what can be learned from engaging directly with rare books and archives and how this hands-on work can
transform the learning experience. Faculty will discuss how they incorporated rare and unique materials from
UVic Libraries into the classrooms and the impact on student learning.
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March 5 cont.
Including people in decisions that affect them: The influence of stigma related to drug use and poverty
2:30-4:30 p.m. | Central Library
Stigma related to drug use and poverty prevents the inclusion of many community members in policy and
service decisions that affect their lives. Addressing stigma is fundamental to social inclusion. Join UVic’s Centre
for Addictions Research of BC for this dynamic workshop on how to apply social inclusion practices to overcome
stigma related to drug use and poverty.
*Please note this event is taking place off-campus at the Central Library located at 735 Broughton Street.
Breaking down crazy: Personal experiences of bipolar disorder
3-4:30 p.m. | MacLaurin (MAC) D010
Wonder what it’s like to “come out” about a mental illness? Join a UVic student artist and an activist as they talk
health and disorder, mania and medication, stigma and disclosure, and the great balancing act that is bipolar. A
live illustration of the event’s talk will be created.
Hosted by UVic’s Office of Equity and Human Rights.
Nuu-Chah-Nulth place-based stories and tsunami science
3-5 p.m. | First Peoples House (FPH) Ceremonial Hall
Weaving Nuu-Chah-Nulth stories with tsunami science can expose lessons from the past, especially in light of
the current tsunami and earthquake threats to coastal communities. Join Ocean Networks Canada for a panel
discussion highlighting current tsunami detection and earthquake monitoring science, as well as Nuu-chah-nulth
place-based stories of the 1964 tsunami and oral histories of the 1700 event.
O Si’em na Si’aya. We thank our host nations of the Greater Victoria area and acknowledge the unceded
homelands of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples.
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March 5 cont.
Pecha Kucha Film Night
4:30-6:30 p.m. | MacLaurin (MAC) David Lam Auditorium
Faculty members and students from the Faculty of Education will share the societal impact of their research and
scholarship in a Pecha Kucha format using short videos. The research presented at this event involves the fields
of educational psychology and leadership studies, curriculum studies and exercise science, physical and health
education. Short videos will be screened in the David Lam Auditorium, followed by popcorn in the foyer.
Cars, coffee and coding: Sustainability in entrepreneurship
4:30-6 p.m. | Sedgewick (SED) A142
What does sustainability mean to entrepreneurs in different industries? How do they implement social and
environmental justice into their businesses and why do they care? Join the Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs
and the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation as they host a joint event exploring these very questions.
Panelists include: Kayli Anderson of Synergy Enterprises; Martin Guinto of UVic’s Formula hybrid car team;
Shane Devereaux of Habit Coffee and Stuart Bowness of MediaCore.
Canada’s war against ISIS
5:30–7:30 p.m. | David Turpin Building (DTB) A102
With the “war against ISIS” unlikely to be short, it is important to fully understand Canada’s role. How can ISIS be
dismantled? What is the risk with Canada’s involvement expanding? What is the nature of the aggressive ideology
that ISIS represents? To gain a better understanding, UVic scholars will provide context to this war from a variety
of perspectives.
Presenters include: Martin Bunton (Centre for Global Studies and the Department of History); Paul Bramadat
(Centre for Studies in Religion and Society); Ron Crelinsten (Centre for Global Studies); Andrew Rippin
(Department of History); Scott Watson (Department of Political Science) and Andrew Wender (Departments of
History and Political Science).
Presented by UVic’s Centre for Global Studies.
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March 5 cont.
Exercise is my medicine: The latest science on how exercise improves our lives
7-8:30 p.m. | McKinnon Building (MCK) 150
School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education faculty and students share their cutting-edge research
findings in a series of rapid fire and interactive talks about maximizing health potential through fitness, recreation,
physical education, exercise science and rehabilitation. Come and learn more about the benefits of exercise and the
latest information on how to keep moving.
Panelists and topics include: Lynneth Stuart Hill: Maximizing work performance through exercise; Jennifer McConnell:
Physical activity: Let’s make it intergenerational; Viviene Temple: Back to the future: Nature schools and physical activity;
Sandra Hundza and Marc Klimstra: Keeping the aging mind and body active and healthy and Lara Lauzon: Health +
Wellness = Potential.
Understanding epidemics: Why do they happen?
7-9 p.m. | Engineering/Computer Science (ECS) 125
Join us as we discover how emerging diseases become epidemics. Led by our panel of experts, explore the history of
epidemic disease, how disease is spread, what happens to our bodies when we’re exposed to contagious organisms
and how mathematical modelling of disease spread can help.
Panelists include: Caroline Cameron (Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology): Bacterial diseases - Syphilis;
Mitch Lewis Hammond (Department of History): History of epidemic disease; Junling Ma (Department of Mathematics
and Statistics): Mathematical modeling in epidemiology; Fran Nano (Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology):
Bacterial pathogenesis; Terry Pearson (Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology): Microbial parasites and Chris
Upton (Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology): Viral bioinformatics.
3-Minute Thesis
7-9 p.m. | MacLaurin (MAC) David Lam Auditorium
An 80,000-word thesis would take nine hours to present. Their time limit .... three minutes.
The 3-Minute Thesis is an exciting competition that challenges graduate students to describe their research in a clear,
engaging and jargon-free presentation using just one slide — in 180 seconds. Master’s and PhD students from across
campus will participate in the final round of the UVic competition in front of a panel of esteemed judges, including
Jamie Cassels (UVic President); Bob McDonald (the host of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks); Dave Obee (editor-in-chief of
the Times Colonist) and Tania Miller (music director of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra). Presented by the Faculty of
Graduate Studies.
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Festival Schedule
March 6
Can computers and art produce aesthetic work?
10-11:30 a.m. |Visual Arts (VIA) 150
Computer Science and Visual Arts to discuss projects using computation to produce artwork difficult to make
with traditional media. This includes a Flowsnake algorithm that creates detailed single-line drawing with a
digital pen, and a composition motivated lighting algorithm that renders animated light patterns from a single
sketch. Feel inspired as artists and scientists discuss the symbiosis between the groups and give a demonstration
of the creation process.
Woven voices: Community resilience through art
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Bob Wright Centre (BWC) A104
Weavings hold stories and histories for the Indigenous Quechua population of the Peruvian Andes. Join members
of Mosqoy for a lecture about Andean struggles between culture and development.
*Please note: a fair-trade textile market also put on by Mosqoy occurs on March 5 from 10 am–4 pm in the
Student Union Building’s Michele Pujol room.
Indigenous social work in the neoliberal era: What is it and what it is not
1-3 p.m. | First Peoples House (FPH) Ceremonial Hall
Join a diverse panel composed of students, professors and community members in discussing the importance
of Indigenous social work in a neoliberal era and the challenges of taking theory and applying it to practice.
Everyone is welcome and there is a chance to win door prizes.
Panelists include: Katherine Richie (co-coordinator for Fostering Education for Youth in Care); Todd Ormiston
(sessional instructor for UVic’s School of Social Work) and Laurie Harding (Indigenous cultural competency online
program facilitator at BC Provincial Health Services Authority).
This event is a joint collaboration between the School of Social Work’s undergraduate and graduate students.
Doors open at 12 p.m. – arrive by 12:45 p.m. for a chance to win the early bird door prize.
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March 6 cont.
Out and proud: Queer families in the 21st century
1:30-3 p.m. | Cornett (COR) A129
Join panelists from the School of Child and Youth Care, the Positive Space Network and the community who
bring diverse perspectives on the changing perceptions and lived experiences of queer families in contemporary
Canadian society. Panelists will illuminate current research on queer families and debunk myths and common
misconceptions about family life. They will also present the continued need for advocacy and support to engage
and celebrate queer parents and their children.
Orcas of Vancouver Island
3-5 p.m. | Bob Wright Centre (BWC) A104
Did you know that there are three different types of orcas, or killer whales, around Vancouver Island? Learn
about these ecotypes and more as graduate student Kristen Kanes dives into the world of orcas. Listen to orca
vocalizations. Hear about their culture, hunting tactics and complex social lives. And learn about the urgent
conservation challenges facing these iconic whales and what you can do to help.
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March 7
What’s new, now and next in early childhood research
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Hickman (HHB) 110
Graduate students from across faculties will be recognized for their exemplary research in early childhood development and present their work at the sixth annual graduate student research day. The event includes a keynote
speaker, student presentations and a panel of senior researchers who will discuss ways to improve the quality of
young children’s lives.
Presented by the Centre for Early Childhood Research and Policy.
Weather and climate: From Vancouver Island to planet earth
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Bob Wright Centre (BWC) A104
Bring your curiosity and questions to this interactive learning event from UVic’s Vancouver Island School-Based
Weather Station Network. Discover the science of climate modelling and experience demonstrations of a variety
of weather phenomena, including cloud and wind formation, air pressure, liquid interactions, tornados and more.
Hands-on anthropology
12-3:30 p.m. | Cornett (COR) B222, B235 & B250
Join the Department of Anthropology for a fun-filled day of workshops with activities suitable for all ages. This
hands-on exploration of anthropology will be held in three different rooms in UVic’s Cornett building:
COR B235 – 12–3:30 p.m. | Drop in at any point throughout this timeframe to help paint the Anthropology ‘rock
wall’; experience rock art, early textiles and technologies; and learn first-hand about ‘hobbits’ and human ancestors (fossils!).
COR B222 – 12–3:30 p.m. | Drop in at any point for archaeological bone identification. Want a bone identified?
Bring it along!
COR B250 – 12–2 p.m. | Attend a pre-columbian instrument workshop where you can decorate, play and listen.
This event is free, but please register for the workshop at [email protected]
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Festival Schedule
Ongoing events
Light and colour
Week-long event | Visual Arts Building (VIA) Michael Audain Gallery
Discover a broader understanding of light and colour through a diverse showcase of student-led exhibits. The
exhibit includes a presentation by James Tyrwhitt-Drake on particle wavelength duality, a demonstration on
synaesthesia by music student Gowan McQuarrie, and a workshop on LEDs by Olivia Prior. Interactive elements
include a camera obscura tent, a rainbow competition and a device that tells the time through colour.
In Session - ONE
March 4-7 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Legacy Art Gallery
Step out of digital overload and explore the significance and power of photo-based art. Come explore a showcase of new works by Visual Arts sessionals Megan Dickie, Laura Dutton, d. bradley muir and Tara Nicholson.
*Please note that this event takes place off campus at the Legacy Art Gallery Downtown: 630 Yates St.
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