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Grappling with baggage and privilege at the Diversity Research Forum

2015-02-05 10:44

Baggage Claim performance. Photo: Jill Dickau

This was the first year I’ve participated in the Provost’s Diversity Research Forum. The theme this year, “Privilege & Prejudice: Assumptions in Learning” meant little to me before attending this event. I’m privileged in my life. I can attend class without fear of judgement based on my skin colour or sexuality. I attended the event in the hope of writing something meaningful about the discussion but thinking little about my experience with privilege and prejudice. I left the forum with a new attitude towards assumptions and prejudice in the classroom.

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2015-01-07 18:00

There's still time to win a $100 Bookstore gift card!

2014-10-27 19:19

Last issue, we asked you to send us your favourite "fun fact" or interesting statistic about UVic. Unusual things — like knowing how many pounds of locally sourced fruits and veggies Food Services prepares in a typical week — are part of what makes the campus distinctive. Send us your tidbit of "telling trivia" and you'll automatically be entered to win a $100 Bookstore gift card, courtesy of the UVic Bookstore and University Communications + Marketing. Contest closes Nov. 4.

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Studying the legacies of colonialism in South Africa

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.

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