• In Pursuit of Knowledge - Fall

This series of daytime lectures will acquaint you with UVic faculty and their many areas of interest. You may register for individual sessions or receive a discount for the full series registration. Coffee and/or tea is included.

This Series also runs in the Spring term beginning in January.

Refund Policy

A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from a course prior to the course start date. For courses with more than one class, a refund, less a minimum $15 administrative fee may be issued if you withdraw prior to the second class. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.

 

Sessions

Times of Transformation in Haida Gwaii

After the last ice age, Haida Gwaii entered a time of rapid landscape transformation: tundra changed to forest, major land mammals were extirpated, and sea levels rose by 150 metres. Ancestral Haida were on this transforming landscape, as shown by a small but informative set of archaeological sites dating as far back as 12,700 years ago.
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The 18th Century Spanish Exploration of the Pacific Northwest

The Spanish presence in the Pacific Northwest was brief: 22 years passed between the voyages of captains Juan Pérez (1774) and José Tovar y Tamariz (1796).
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The Challenges of Multiculturalism in Europe

This presentation discusses the politics of immigration-based multiculturalism in Europe. The following questions will be raised: why has the multicultural model of society been under attack in countries across Europe?
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Myths and Myth-Truths About the Colonization of British Columbia

Starting from the point of view that popular history is a mix of truth and stories “that would be convenient if they were true”, this presentation takes a fresh look at the standard history of British Columbia.
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