• 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.

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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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Muscular Nationalism in Contemporary India

Dr. Banerjee will explore the contemporary expression of muscular nationalism in India which has been shaped by a historical legacy of being constructed as “effeminate” by the British colonial powers and by an attempt to reimagine a martial past that will provide a fitting background for a ‘manly’ modern India.
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The Religious Origins of Fake News and Alternative Facts

During the 2016 Presidential Election and since the election of Donald Trump, much has been written and discussed about fake news and alternative facts. In this presentation Dr. Douglas describes how our fake news world has been shaped by the Christian fundamentalism emerging in the early 20th century.
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Dirty Money, Secret Sex: Political Scandals in Canada

There have been thousands of political scandals in Canadian history, but they have rarely been examined as a collective – it’s always been far too gratifying to witness the stumbles of the powerful to give much thought to the scandals after the fact.
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