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Date: February 03, 2000

Time Capsule Treasures Sought For Education Project

UVic's faculty of education is on a treasure hunt--but the treasure isn't buried yet. The faculty is seeking personal treasures to include in a special display as part of UVic's Millennium Festival, April 1 to 7. Some of the selected items will be included in a time capsule to be housed and sealed at UVic until March 31, 2101.

Directed by Judi Warrington, a teacher at Richmond Elementary School, and supported by the faculty, the project is meant to capture the thoughts and feelings of young people as one century passes into another. The exhibition will contain work and artifacts submitted by individuals born since 1975, as well as those involved with children and youth, along with their commentary about the objects they are providing to the project.

Submissions must be received by March 7. The jury making the selections for the exhibit will accept written work, artwork, and artifacts (including clothes, books, journals, diaries, music, toys, etc.). The objects should not be larger than 1 metre x 1 metre and may be submitted by individuals or a group. Artifacts should include the owner's rationale for submitting the objects to the exhibit.

The exhibition will be held in the MacLaurin building during the Millennium Festival. Fund raising activity is underway for the time capsule project. Submissions can be forwarded to the Dean's office, faculty of education, MacLaurin building room 243a or to Warrington at Richmond Elementary School. Work that is not selected for the exhibit will be available for retrieval by owners after March 31.

For further information contact Dr. Bruce Howe, dean of education, at (250) 721-7757 or Judi Warrington at (250) 656-8741.

Media contacts:
Dr. Bruce Howe (education) at (250) 721-7757.

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