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Day in the Life: Judy Nazar

Wed, 2014-10-01 17:01

Nazar. Credit: UVic Photo Services
Nazar. Credit: UVic Photo Services

Judy Nazar loves languages—and that passion has led to a long and fulfilling career at UVic.


In memoriam: Daniel Bryant

Wed, 2014-10-01 15:20

Bryant
Bryant

Daniel Bryant, Professor Emeritus of Chinese Studies in the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, with his wife Yixi Zhang at his bedside. He was 72 years old. Daniel taught at UVic for 32 years before his retirement in 2008.

He came to what was then the Department of Slavonic and Oriental Studies, which became the Centre for Pacific and Oriental Studies, and subsequently the current department, of which he was the first chair.


Why the First World War still matters—100 years later

Mon, 2014-09-29 16:35

First World War Photo: From the Archie H. Wills fonds – AR394.


UVic historian, poet earn national honour

Thu, 2014-09-11 14:18

Lilburn and Sager. Credit: UVic Photo Services
Lilburn and Sager. Credit: UVic Photo Services

Two University of Victoria scholars have joined the ranks of Canada’s academic elite.

Historian Eric Sager and poet Tim Lilburn have been elected by their peers as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their remarkable contributions to their field and to public life. The distinction is Canada’s highest academic honour.


UVic to lead $5.5 million research project on forced dispossession of Japanese Canadians

Thu, 2014-08-21 19:04

Maple Leaf Grocery, Powell Street, Vancouver. Kariatsumari Family collection. ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF NIKKEI NATIONAL MUSEUM.

A multi-partner, seven-year, $5.5-million research project, Landscapes of Injustice, announced by UVic on Aug. 27 will culminate in an interactive travelling museum exhibition to tell the story of dispossession of Japanese Canadians.


2014 Latin American and Spanish Film Week at Cinecenta

Thu, 2014-08-21 16:34

The Latin American and Spanish Film Week returns in mid September to Victoria for a fifth year.

The event will take place from Sept. 16–21 at the University of Victoria’s Cinecenta theatre.


Studying the legacies of colonialism in South Africa

Wed, 2014-07-30 16:06

A scene from the outdoor ‘classroom.' Cape of Good Hope, near Cape Town.

Tess (Taylor) Syrowik is a humanities student in UVic’s Department of Linguistics. This is her personal account of UVic's 2014 Colonial Legacies Field School in South Africa, Apr. 28 - May 21.

Learn more about the 2014 Colonial Legacies field school


Studying the Holocaust in Europe

Wed, 2014-07-30 14:30

Photo by student Rowan Meredith, 2014 Field School. At the Jewish Monument, former Mauthausen camp in Austria.

Rowan Meredith is a UVic Slavic Studies student who attended the 2014 I-witness field school and is currently immersed in a summer co-op at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum. She sent these "notes from the field" while still in Europe.


In memoriam: Barbara Pritchard Harris

Fri, 2014-06-20 14:32

Barbara Pritchard Harris, Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics, passed away on April 4, 2014.


Co-op placements build career options for humanities grad

Wed, 2014-06-04 17:19

Falconer. Photo: Suzanne Ahearne

It’s probably not on many graduates’ lists of what to do after convocation, but it’s at the top of Chelsea Falconer’s: she’s going to get cracking on the post-apocalyptic novel she’s had in her head for almost as long as she’s been at UVic.