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Dennis Gupa UVic researcher

Empowerment through applied theatre: UVic researcher amplifies climate stories from people in the Philippines

UVic Theatre PhD candidate Dennis Gupa is combining applied theatre and tradition to give Filipinos an empowering way to tell their stories about typhoons and climate change
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Why is there pornography in the library?

Erotica of the past is important to understanding sexuality of the present. PORNOGRAPHY! IN THE LIBRARY! I just thought you ought to know. Yes, UVic’s archives and databases contain many…
Being Here

The Belfry Theatre’s Being Here powerfully portrayed refugee experiences in Canada

The new initiative, Belfry on Film, brought these stories and more to a virtual format due to COVID-19 restrictions In response to the pandemic, the Belfry Theatre launched Belfry on…
Problem Child

Phoenix Theatre’s Problem Child marks their first full live-streamed performance

Short-lived campus production offers a nice break from theatrical Zoom script reads  On March 24, 2021, the Phoenix launched a four night run of Problem Child, their first full live-streamed,…

History of Black pioneers celebrated during Ross Bay Cemetery walkthrough

On Feb. 28, in celebration of Black History Month, a virtual walkthrough of the Ross Bay Cemetery was conducted by John Adams from the Old Cemeteries Society and Valin Marshall…
Black History Month Kristina Adams concert

UVic music student organizes benefit concert celebrating Black composer

“It’s my heritage, and I want to share it” When the Black Lives Matter movement shook the world last summer, conversations about injustice and inequality often turned to institutions in…
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Issamba Centre aims to support connection and culture in Victoria’s Black community

The centre is showcasing the work of African-born artists for Black History Month It can be easy to forget how important community is — especially in times of duress. But…
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New Indigenous-focussed CFUV podcast Dene Talk covers modern stories of resilience, resistance, and resurgence

Dene Talk is the beginning not the end of more Indigenous programming at CFUV, says series creator Cassidy Villebrun-Buracas A new Indigenous-focussed CFUV podcast that covers modern stories of resilience,…
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There’s no place like home, except Friends of Dorothy

“People say, ‘Do you really need a safe space?’ and my answer is 100%, yes.’ Not because I feel threatened, but because I just want to be comfortable.”

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