• 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 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.

 

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Sessions

Embracing the Killers: The Origins of our Love Affair with Orcas

Join historian Jason Colby for a provocative exploration of our transformed relationship with the ocean’s apex predator.
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Regime of Obstruction: How Corporate Power Blocks Energy Democracy

In this lecture, we will probe the multifaceted ways in which the organization of corporate power in and around Canada’s fossil-fuel sector blocks a transition from fossil capitalism to energy democracy.
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Data-Driven Elections in Democratic Societies: Early Lessons from the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The recent scandal concerning Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and Aggregate IQ have brought to global attention the wider question of how personal data is being used by political parties and candidates in contemporary elections.
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Destination Mars: The Neuroscience of Human Space Flight

In this talk, Dr. Krigolson will discuss the impact of long term space flight on human brain function.
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