• In Pursuit of Knowledge - Spring

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.

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.

Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).

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Sessions

America and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

In this talk, Dr. Bunton will review the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Trump era, situating recent developments within both the broader context of US policy towards the Middle East over the last three decades, as well as changes in the regional dynamics among Arab states.
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The Big Melt? Canada’s Interests in a Changing Arctic

The Arctic continues to experience unprecedented ecological, political and social transformation, compounding the already dramatic changes of the 20th century.
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Kids These Days and the Ongoing Evolution of Language

Current language practices are simultaneously a reflection of historical linguistic states and a window to future linguistic states. In this talk Dr. Alex D’Arcy explores this relationship between past, present and future, problematizing the fact that language change unfolds as a continuous succession of present moments.
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The Beginning of Colonialism in Mowachaht Territory

This presentation will give an overview of Spanish imperial activity at Nootka Sound in the summer of 1789 when Captain Esteban José Martínez built and dismantled a naval outpost on Nootka Island. As Great Britain and Spain came close to war, Chief Maquinna and the Mowachaht experienced the beginnings of European colonialism in their territory.
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