Continuing Studies News

In Memory: Michael Booth

We are sad to announce the recent passing of one of our long-time instructors and friends, Dr. Michael Booth.

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Orange Shirt Day: Sept. 28, 2017

On Sept. 28, along with many other UVic faculty, staff and students, the Continuing Studies team wore orange shirts to show respect for residential school survivors and their families, and commitment to the principle that every child matters.

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Finding Space

One of the brightest smiles and bubbliest personalities in our office belongs to Laura Vizina, our Director of Health Sciences and Public Relations Programs.

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The Heart Within the Bones

Learn more about our instructor Stephanie Calce and her fascinating field of expertise: forensic anthropology.

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Leaning Into the Discomfort

Instructor Colleen Kawaliak talks about going against the grain and how the adult education model brought her to the career she enjoys today.

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Broadening Horizons

What is it that prompts someone to take a Continuing Studies course? Well it’s different for everyone of course, but for retired physician Dr. Heidi Martins it was to expand her perspective on the world.

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Integrative Business Management

Program Director Richard Mimick talks about how our Certificate in Business Administration - Fast Track program uses integrative general management (IGM) to stay up to date in our fast-paced global marketplace.

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Culture in Context

Program Coordinator Tusa Shea talks about the importance and diversity of culture and how our Cultural Resource Management Program supports communities and cultural development.

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Meet Our Business Program Assistants

If you are a student in our Business & Management Programs, chances are you’ve benefited from your interactions with these two ladies. Cathy Henderson and Kim Carver are the program assistants for these programs.

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Dr. Jo-Anne Clarke appointed Dean of Continuing Studies

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Jo-Anne Clarke has accepted the appointment of Dean, Division of Continuing Studies effective Sept.18, 2017.

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Getting Un-stuck

"I had taken a few community courses through Continuing Studies at UVic, just for pleasure, but the Computer Based Information Systems (CBIS) program was the first professional program that I took through Continuing Studies, outside of my degree at UVic," says graduate Carrie LePage, "It was helpful because I could work at the same time."

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CBC follows four Inuit women linked to CALR program

"My language, my heart" is a CBC news story about four Inuit women who are fighting to keep their language alive. Inuinnaqtun (pronounced ee-NOO-ee-NAHK-toon) is traditionally spoken in three Inuit communities in the Western Arctic: Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk and Ulukhaktok.

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Take Your Vacation!

I’m always astounded when I talk to people who have accumulated vast amounts of unused vacation time. While I realize it’s often difficult to make time to be away from your work, studies have proven that those of us who use our vacation time to travel are happier and healthier for it. And your break away doesn’t need to be a 3-week excursion to some distant land – although it couldn’t hurt!

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Remembering Anita Jessop

Anita Lynn Jessop (née Fournier) June 15, 1953 – June 16, 2017 It is with a heavy heart that we mark the passing of one of our own, Anita Jessop.

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Campus parking changes coming this summer

Starting in June 2017, UVic will be implementing changes to the way parking services are delivered on campus.

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Congratulations Grads of 2017!

We are so pleased to be awarding diplomas and professional certificates to 212 graduates from nine different program areas this week! We are so proud of each of you as we know all of the hard work, time, and personal sacrifice that went into this achievement.

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Exciting new Pathway to a BBA option announced!

We have just announced an exciting new "Pathway to a BBA" option for students interested pursuing a career in Business Administration.

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Celebration of Lifelong Learning

We recently held a special event in recognition of some of our most passionate students and long-time instructors in the Division of Continuing Studies.

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Congratulations Ahmad!

Excerpts and photo from: The Ring   PESA celebrates the contributions of UVic employees May 5, 2017 The celebration of this year's President's Extraordinary Service Award nominees and recipients, hosted by President Jamie Cas

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Student and Income Taxes

Many courses and programs offered by Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria qualify for non-refundable tax credits.

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Holiday closure

The University of Victoria will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2, 2017. Campus offices will re-open Tuesday, Jan. 3.

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It’s About Both the Journey AND the Destination

For an avid traveler, the thought of finding a job that allows you to help others fall in love with travel, sounds pretty sweet, doesn’t it? Well this is exactly what Janet gets to do every day at the office. Now, while the idea of traveling is one most people fantasize about, don’t forget there’s a heck of a lot of hard work involved.

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Why We Do What We Do

Throughout our lives, many of us could say we’ve participated in formal and informal learning settings. Community enrichment, mindful practices and professional development opportunities touch us at different times in our lives. At the Division of Continuing Studies, we focus on the learner experience by creating diverse opportunities.

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The Bright Side of the Road

For Elizabeth—or Liz, as she’s known around the office—one of the best parts of her job is meeting those members of the community who consider themselves to be lifelong learners. As a program coordinator within the Division of Continuing Studies’ Arts and Science unit, Liz coordinates the humanities courses, as well as the ever-popular Deans’ Lunchtime Lecture Series.

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Awaiting the Unveiling

Many of us have had the experience of eagerly awaiting the unveiling of something special. For some, those memories might be rooted in a holiday gift, or a special meal we are preparing for someone, and for others it could be a performance of some sort that we are attending or participating in.

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Effecting Change by Murdering Assumptions

What do you get when you mix a journalist with a track athlete, a forest-firefighter from the Yukon, a government civil servant, a philanthropist, a writer and a teacher together? Just a few lines of this man’s CV.

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A Taste for Travel

A question that Rosa Stewart admits she is quite used to hearing from her undergrad students in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at UVic. “But my Continuing Studies students are different,” she explains.

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Teaching from the Heart

"The word 'education' has nothing to do with filling people up with knowledge. The root comes from the Latin 'educere' meaning to 'bring out'. That’s what true education is. If you can bring out belief, motivation, dignity, hope, purpose, you are bringing out core values on which they can build their life."

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Following Your Joy

When you love what you’re doing, balancing a career, family and school is easy. At least according to Kristin Wiens, who started her first class with Continuing Studies as a single mother of two pursuing a Diploma in Intercultural Education, while concurrently completing a degree in Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics at UVic.

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Did you hear us on the radio?

This fall, we're running a series of ads on KOOL FM and the Ocean radio stations. If you haven't had a chance to hear them yet, you can listen to them here. Let us know what you think!

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We're hiring: Print & Digital Marketing Specialist

This position has been filled. For current job openings at UVic, please visit the UVic Careers page. Do you have big, creative ideas? Can you express them clearly and simply through visual design?

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Your Learning, Your Way

We often hear about the importance of lifelong learning - how we need to keep our skills current in this world of ever changing technology, demographics, social norms or political landscapes. Employers are seeking current, job-ready skills.

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Experiential Learning

Experiential learning, in the most basic terms, means learning by doing and applying knowledge in a real-world context. Many professional programs at Continuing Studies offer a practicum or final project option toward the end of a student’s program ...

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Living in the Language

Ye “Dawn” Yuan has been teaching courses at Continuing Studies since January 2011. She has a real passion for teaching and sharing her language and culture.

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A Life in the Day of our Registration Staff

When you call Continuing Studies or send an email about registering in a course, you’ll connect with one of our Registration staff.

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Off the Wall

Mary Jo Hughes is the director of UVic’s Legacy Art Galleries, which consists of some 19,000 art objects. She has yet to personally handle all of them.

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Full Throttle through the Arts

John Lucas describes himself as “an actor who happens to sing and dance.” Having had one foot in theatre and the other in academia all his life has made him feel like “the illegitimate offspring of Northrop Frye and Daffy Duck,”

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At the Edge of the Comfort Zone

Jason Cressey, PhD (psychology), teaching leadership courses at the Justice Institute of BC when he is not teaching courses on topics like Emotional Intelligence for Continuing Studies.

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A Long Road to the Next Step

When Jaime Smith was five years old a favourite aunt asked him to consider whether he thought the earth went round the sun or the sun went round the earth each day.

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A Short Walk

with Instructor Dr. Emily Gonzales Dr.

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A Big Green Idea

Amanda Evans is originally from Toronto but came out to Victoria in 2003 to attend the University of Victoria. In 2012, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Geography, and a Diploma in Restoration of Natural Systems.

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Making Sense of the 2016 US Election: There's a course for that!

With Trump’s official announcement of his vice-presidential running mate expected for Friday morning and the Republican National Convention kicking off on Monday, this next week is apt to get people talking, yet again, about the 2016 US electio

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Sandra Richardson: Order of British Columbia

It’s always fun to see the names of our students and alumni pop up in the news from time to time, and it was particularly exciting this past week when we saw that one of our alumni, Sandra Richardson, is being awarded the Order of British C

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Teaching Opportunity: Climate Change in Ecological Restoration

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not." -Dr. Suess, The Lorax There's no better way to change the future, than to shape the minds of students today.

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Random Acts of Learning: Forensic Anthropology

On Wednesday, June 29, our team hosted a "Random Act of Learning" at the Oaklands Sunset Market here in Victoria, BC.

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IN THE NEWS: Airbnb 101

$84/hour! That’s what one study says is the average “salary” for someone who rents out their property as a vacation rental. Not bad, right?

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Congratulations to all of our Continuing Studies graduates!

Amidst a myriad of convocation festivities taking place around campus this week, today stood out, in our division, as extra special as we celebrated nearly 200 Continuing Studies graduates receiving their certificates and diplomas.

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It's graduation day! Now what?

Something big is happening on the UVic campus today… Today is graduation day!

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Wishing you were here? Take a virtual tour

Ever wondered what life is like for our students on campus? Well now you can visit UVic from anywhere in the world, virtually. Experience our extraordinary academic environment from your desktop or mobile device.

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Check out our new video

Watch our new video, featuring interviews with Dean Maureen MacDonald as well as some of our students, graduates and instructors. See what Continuing Studies at UVic is all about!

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Check out the view from here! Exciting changes at Continuing Studies

On April 21, a new addition was officially opened at the Continuing Studies Building on the corner of Ring and Gabriola Roads, UVic campus.

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New Program: Certificate in General Studies

Have you ever wanted to design your own credential? Have you ever struggled to find a program that meets your specific interests and needs? Then you might be interested in our newest program: the Certificate in General Studies.

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Summer 2016 Courses

Looking to learn something new this summer? Look no further than Continuing Studies at UVic.

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2017 Spring Calendar articles

It’s About Both the Journey AND the Destination For an avid traveler, the thought of finding a job that allows you to help others fall in love with travel, sounds pretty sweet, doesn’t it?

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Welcome to our new website

Continuing Studies at UVic is proud to announce the launch of our new website. We hope you like it! 

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2017 Sept-Dec Calendar articles

Continuing Studies at UVic has amazing instructors, program staff, and students. Read more about their personal stories and areas of expertise.

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2016 Fall Calendar articles

Articles from the 2016 Fall Calendar.

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