• 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.

This series also runs in the Fall beginning in September.

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

Myths and Omissions: A Textbook History of British Columbia

What did our province’s early textbooks teach us about what it meant to be a British Columbian? Through an exploration of textbooks used in BC schools during the first fifty years of the province (1871-1921), this lecture will discuss the common myths and omissions included in these early historical narratives written for children.
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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 which occurred over the 20th century.
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Satirizing Socrates: Philosophy and its Ancient Caricature

Plato’s Alcibiades once likened Socrates to a satyr, his undeniably ugly exterior concealing inner divinity. In this talk I will discuss how Roman satire remembers Socrates, how it speaks philosophically, and how it mocks the figure of the philosopher.
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