The annual event reaches over 700 students and is part of UVic Orientation.
The Information fair will cap off New Student Welcome Day, when 3,000 new students are introduced to campus. This event is a great opportunity for VIPIRG to showcase the great work we do.
The focus for this year’s information fair is UVic student support and success services, in order to maximize new students’ exposure to the support available on campus that will help them succeed here at UVic.
Have you ever wondered what the world would look like in the future? Currently, humanity is faced with all sorts of hardships; from climate change to the mass media, and as time goes on, one of the most relevant questions people ask is if things are going to get better or worse.
One of the ways to answer this question involves looking at the world through a perspective of research, community organizing, social movements, and activism. Last year, we explored the intersections of racism, sexism, and environmentalism. This year we are going to examine what those very issues are going to look like in the future.
Our conference is going to have six different panels with students,academics, activists, and community organizers from Victoria and elsewhere talking about their visions for the future of our planet. This will be accompanied by a keynote event with Kat Blaque, a transgender woman of color that is known for the YouTube show, True Tea. She will be talking about the ways in which internet culture has potential to shape our society going through the 21st century.