• In Pursuit of Knowledge - Winter

In Pursuit of Knowledge - Winter

Course Series

Designed to acquaint you with UVic faculty and their many areas of interest, this series will introduce you to a wide variety of topics.

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Sessions

Want to Save the Planet? Eat Better Food

Agriculture is the world’s single largest driver of climate change and the sector most affected by it. Agricultural irrigation has doubled in the past 50 years and now consumes greater than 70 per cent of global freshwater withdrawals while synthetic fertilizer use increased 500 per cent.
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The Prime Minister’s Office in Canada: From Sanctuary to Command

This talk examines the unexpected origins of the Prime Minister’s office in the 1920s and 1930s, its restructuring in the 1960s, and its eventual emergence as a centre of decision-making filled with unelected advisors.
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What is the Meaning of Suffering?

It is impossible to live a life without suffering. Yet, we all respond to suffering in different ways; it means something different to different people.
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