• In Pursuit of Knowledge - Spring

Designed to acquaint you with UVic faculty and their many areas of interest, this series will introduce you to a wide variety of topics. You may register for individual sessions or receive a discount for the full series registration. 

 

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Sessions

Neoliberalism in Canada: Its Origins, Impact and Future

Neoliberalism has been the dominant logic of governance around much of the world for 40 years, guiding not only public policy but also how we behave. In this talk, Dr. Leifso will review how neoliberal thought was mobilized in the 20th century as well as how neoliberalism was introduced in Canada through provincial and federal policy.
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How Can a Scoop of Water Protect At-risk Species?

This course looks at tracking at-risk and invasive species through the detection of environmental DNA (eDNA) in a scoop of water. Learn how this technique can transform our understanding of ecosystems and our impacts on them.​
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Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance

Recent economic crises have made the centrality of debt, and the instability it creates, increasingly apparent. This realization has led to cries for change—yet there is little popular awareness of possible alternatives. This lecture describes efforts to create a transnational economy free of debt.
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