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Date: March 27, 2013

UVic Retirees Present Masterminds 2013

University of Victoria professors continue to be generous about sharing their knowledge and expertise even after they retire. The UVic Retirees Association and the Centre on Aging—with support from the university—present a series of four free lectures as part of Masterminds 2013 in April and May at 7 p.m. in UVic’s Harry Hickman Building, room 105.

The speakers are:

April 10 – Probiotics for Better Health: Time to Switch Gears
Dr. Ed Ishiguro has been a faculty member at UVic since 1977. During this time he has served as chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology and has received several awards for his outstanding teaching and research. He will discuss claims that preparations of certain live microorganisms, known as probiotics, are beneficial to human health dating back over 100 years.

April 17 – Gearing Up For High Performance: The Athlete’s Quest
Dr. Howie Wenger is a professor emeritus in UVic’s School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education. His presentation pulls together many of the critical factors that must be developed and then meshed together to make success possible.

April 24 – Using Chemistry to Enhance Our Bodies: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Dr. Reg Mitchell is a professor emeritus in UVic’s Department of Chemistry. He will take a light-hearted look at the effects of some of the chemicals we happily use to enhance our bodies.

May 1 – An Unusual Job for a Lady: The Intriguing Role of an Orator
Juliana Saxton is a professor emeritus in UVic’s Department of Theatre. She will share the delights and challenges of oration, and meditate on some of the individuals whose lives she has researched and summarized, driven always by the question: How do you catch lightning and bottle it in just five minutes?

Please register by calling 250-721-6369 or emailing senage@uvic.ca and plan to arrive early, as seating is limited. There is a $2.25 charge in all campus parking lots after 6 p.m. The stadium parking lot is recommended.

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Media contacts:

Lois Edgar (Centre on Aging) at 250-721-6369 or senage@uvic.ca
Mitch Wright (UVic Communications) at 250-721-6139 or mwwright@uvic.ca

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