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Date: January 05, 2004

Love Thy Neighbour, Even the Slimy One

Spiders, slugs, mice, and maggots—just why do they exist? Can we learn to love and live with them? The answer lies in a new UVic continuing studies course entitled “Living Things We Love to Hate” (pg. 29). It’s just one of the many courses featured in the division’s new spring calendar.

Many courses start this month and are held at the UVic campus, at UVic Downtown (910 Government Street), and at Dunsmuir Lodge. They are offered at convenient times to cater to learners from all walks of life wanting to pursue a personal interest or professional career development.

Among the courses being offered are:

UVic Power Breakfast Business Seminars (pg. 13)
Business and management issues—conflict resolution in the workplace, new product introductions, and emotions at work—will be discussed during these seminars at the Union Club.

The Human Genome Project: New Hopes in Medicine and Biology (pg. 37)
Now that we know the code of life how do we decipher its language and what it means? The answer gives hope to those suffering from disease and to those asking, “Who am I?”

Introduction to Egyptian Arabic (pg. 44)
Egyptian Arabic is the most widely understood dialect of Arabic in the world. This course is a good introduction for those wanting to study Arabic full time or who are planning a short visit to Egypt.

Learn more about the division’s exciting new courses by attending its open house on Jan. 15 from 4-7 p.m. in the continuing studies building (corner of Ring Road and Gabriola Road). Or pick up a calendar before the event. Calendars are available from the continuing studies office, at regional public libraries and recreation centres or online at www.uvcs.uvic.ca. Register by phone at (250) 472-4747 or in person at the continuing studies office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Media contacts:
Michael Turner (Continuing Studies) at (250) 721-8460 or mturner@uvcs.uvic.ca
Maria Lironi (UVic Communications) at (250) 721-6139 or lironim@uvic.ca

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