• In Pursuit of Knowledge - Winter

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. Note: The First Treaties: The Roots of Indigenous– Settler Relations in Canada is a special evening session and not included in the series registration.

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Conspiracy Thinking: A Rational Guide to Thinking Irrationally

In this talk Dr. Devereaux introduces the major human needs that animate conspiracy thinking in the modern world.
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The First Treaties: The Roots of Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada

This talk explores the 500-year history of alliances and treaties involving the Indigenous Peoples of what is now Canada and settlers who arrived from Europe and elsewhere after 1500.
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Jack the Ripper and the Royal Family: Murder and Myth

In this talk, Dr. Devereaux reviews the theories, many of them preposterous, which have suggested that Jack the Ripper–the most famous killer in history–was either a member of the royal family or someone acting on its behalf.
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Shakespeare’s Adopted Children

This talk will explore the sometimes surprising nature of the family in Shakespeare’s theatre. We will examine adoptive bonds in Shakespeare to understand how the plays portray and challenge the importance of genealogy and inheritance.
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Legalizing Illegal Mass Surveillance

In this talk, based on her interviews with Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers, Dr. Ogasawara gives an overview of contemporary mass surveillance activities and discusses how they relate to our everyday lives and democracy.
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