Mar
14
to Mar 16

4th annual Cracks in the Concrete Conference

Cracks in the Concrete is a 3 day event that brings together members of our local community, students, academics, and anyone interested in emerging conversations about social and environmental justice.  

Since its inception in 2015, our conference has had many distinguished speakers, drawing close to 300 attendees each year.

More information about the 2019 schedule will be posted late December. For more information, click here.

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Feb
2
9:30 AM09:30

Explore UVic

Whether you're applying for September 2019 or just thinking ahead, Explore UVic is your chance to see what we're all about.

Who should attend

  • High school students in grades 10 and 11 starting to research universities

  • High school students in their graduating (Grade 12) years

  • High school graduates ready to begin your post-secondary studies

  • Students transferring to UVic from other post-secondary institutions

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Nov
19
to Nov 26

VIPIRG refund

Any ordinary member of VIPIRG may, upon proof of payment of the VIPIRG fee, obtain a refund during the refund period.

Associate members shall not be eligible for a refund or their membership fee.

To obtain a refund, fill out this online form.

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Aug
29
4:00 PM16:00

International Overdose Awareness Day

VIPIRG will have a table at this event.

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Please join the South Island Community Overdose Response Network (SICORN) to mark International Overdose Awareness Day (in Victoria on August 29; worldwide on August 31): a time to remember, a time to act.

4-6pm: information & resources, supports, memorial activity, food, music, overdose response training & free naloxone kits

6pm: call to action & rally

7pm: candlelight vigil of remembrance

~ please feel welcome to bring photos of loved ones ~

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May
12
3:30 PM15:30

Destination UVic - Saturday May 12, 2018

Destination UVic, is fast approaching on Saturday, May 12, 2018. This is an event for applied/admitted Grade 12 and transfer students (and their families) who are intending to come to UVic in September. The event was extremely successful last year, and it will be even bigger this year with the addition of free bus shuttles from Swartz Bay and other areas of Vancouver Island.

The event will run from 10:00am-3:30pm, and the information fair will be located in the Michele Pujol room of the SUB. 

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Feb
19
to Feb 26

VIPIRG refund

Any ordinary member of VIPIRG may, upon proof of payment of the VIPIRG fee, obtain a refund during the refund period.

Associate members shall not be eligible for a refund or their membership fee.

The refund application form can be found here


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VIPIRG Monthly Book Club
Dec
6
12:30 PM12:30

VIPIRG Monthly Book Club

VIPIRG hosts a book club on the first Wednesday of the month. It is open to students and community members.

Our theme for this month will be announced shortly.

We're also welcoming suggestions for future book clubs if you want to send us a PM with your ideas.

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Dec
1
9:30 PM21:30

Pancake Breakfast

  • Outside the Student Union Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every semester on the last day of classes, to give back to students and help them destress before exams, we host a pancake breakfast. The breakfast features pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit, ice cream, and more! 

Look out for us outside the Student Union Building on Friday, Dec 1 from 9:30-11:00am.

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PRESS PLAY: Music & Poetry
Nov
25
to Nov 26

PRESS PLAY: Music & Poetry

  • Bayanihan Community Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VIPIRG invites you to come out for a night of art, dance, and soulful jams from local musicians! This night is about catching a little freedom from the stresses of everyday life. 

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When: Saturday November 25 @ 930pm
Where: Filipino Bayanihan Community Centre (1709 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC) 
Suggested donation: $5-10 (cash or card)

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LINE UP:

Looelle
LOOELLE is the combined musical efforts of Ellen Trottier & Niloo Farahzadeh. Armed with a guitar & a cajon, these ladies wrap their warm vocal harmonies around topics of love, sex and activism.

Nofel
Nofel is an Arabo-Anglophone poet and writer. His writings have appeared in Snapdragon Journal and Packingtown Review, and several Arabic journals. He is also a regular columnist at Here Magazine.

Sari Alesh
Sari is a violinist, who moved to Canada from Syria in 2016. He had a starring role in the Belfry's Children's Republic (August – October 2017) and performs at various events in the community.

Rachelle
Rachelle is a Writing/Visual Arts student at Uvic. Her poetry is a blend of confessional and the existential...trying to see the philosophical & the psychospiritual in the everyday

Dance music by DJ Vinnie Bugatti

We'll also be distributing copies of our annual publication called From The Margins. https://vipirg.ca/our-magazine/

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ACCESSIBILITY
The Community Centre is street level. Bus tickets will be provided. Accessible by bus: # 4, 6, 11, 14, 21, 22, 31, 50, 70. 

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This event is happening on the traditional occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Lkwungen nation. Email info@vipirg.ca, or call 250-721-7285 if you have questions or concerns. 

The Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG) is a non-profit dedicated to research, education, advocacy, & activism in the public interest connected to social & environmental justice.

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VIPIRG Monthly Book Club
Nov
1
3:00 PM15:00

VIPIRG Monthly Book Club

VIPIRG is starting a book club and discussion group for students and community members. Our first theme will be Instagram Poetry and the book we will be looking at is Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. If you haven't read the book, we have a copy in the VIPIRG library or you can take a look at the Instagram account @rupikaur_ which features a lot of Rupi's work. 

Come by to chat about how poetry has moved to Instagram, the controversy about Rupi Kaur and to drink some coffee or tea with us!

We're also welcoming suggestions for future book clubs if you want to send us a PM with your ideas.

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Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Research Remixed

Join us for the launch of Victoria's Student Housing Crisis Research Publication & Poetry Slam

Attend and discover, through a variety of presentation formats, the exciting research happening at VIPIRG and hear stories and poems by local poets.

Copies of the research publication will be provided

Thursday, October 19
6:30pm
Wild Coffee (632 Yates St)

This event is happening on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Lkwugen speaking people.

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