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Date: March 17, 2000

Something for Everyone at UVic's Millennium Festival

The line-up of public events for UVic's Millennium Festival April 1-7 offers something for everyone--from gardeners and star-gazers to music lovers and art afficianados. The highlights of the week-long festival, a celebration of the achievements of UVic and the community, are the performances of Gustav Mahler's 'Symphony of a Thousand' and the Millennium Convocation but there are many more presentations, exhibits and performances to appeal to a variety of tastes. Unless otherwise stated, the events are free.

On-going events:

Phyllis Serota's Studio Group Exhibition
Works by UVic faculty, staff and others
March 7 to April 6
McPherson Library Gallery (Call 721-6673 for Library hours)
Media contact: Caroline Riedel (Maltwood Gallery) 721-6562.

Francis Dick: A Retrospective
Selected works from this Kwakwakawa'kw artist and UVic graduate
March 15 to April 5, Mon. to Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, University Centre
Media contact: Caroline Riedel (Maltwood Gallery) 721-6562.

UVic Millennium Book Signing
April 1 to 7 (various locations on campus)
Media contact: Adrienne Holierhoek (UVic Students' Society) 472-4309.

Psychology Research Poster Display
Research posters by department of psychology faculty and their students
April 1 to 6
Cornett Building
Media contact: Dr. Michael Masson (psychology) 721-7522.

Millennium Time Capsule Exhibition
Display of artifacts submitted for time capsule to be housed and sealed at UVic until March 31, 2101
April 1 to 7
A. Wilfrid Johns Exhibition Hall, MacLaurin Building
Media contact: Dr. Bill Zuk (education) 721-7896.

Our Kids, Our Families, Our Communities: Research From Around the World
School of Child and Youth Care display on research and distributed learning
April 3 to 7
Main floor, Human and Social Development Building
Media contact: Miriam Curtis (child and youth care) 721-6475.

Juncture: An Exhibition at the Crossroads of Time
Featuring works by UVic honorary degree recipients including Carole Sabiston, Mary Pratt and Prince Philip
April 6 to May 3
Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, Mon. to Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Media contact: Caroline Riedel (Maltwood) at 721-6562.

Saturday, April 1

Engineering Open House
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Engineering Lab Wing
Tours of research and teaching lab facilities and displays of student work and faculty research
Media contact: Engineering Dean Dr. Michael Miller at 721-8611.

Francis Dick: A Retrospective
Selected works from this Kwakwakawa'kw artist and UVic graduate
7 to 9 p.m. Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery
Open for viewing before and during the Symphony of a Thousand concert.

Gustav Mahler's 'Symphony of a Thousand'
UVic Chorus and Orchestra and the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra
8 p.m. University Centre Farquhar Auditorium
Tickets: $20/$15/$10. Call 386-6121 to reserve.

Sunday, April 2

Gustav Mahler's 'Symphony of a Thousand'
UVic Chorus and Orchestra and the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra
2 p.m. University Centre Farquhar Auditorium
Tickets: $20/$15/$10. Call 386-6121 to reserve.

Monday, April 3

Francis Dick: A Retrospective
Selected works from this Kwakwakawa'kw artist and UVic graduate
6 to 10 p.m. Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery .

Nax'wida gyax xux (Let There Be Light)
A performance of songs and dances inherent to the Dick family by members of the artist's family
7 p.m. University Centre Farquhar Auditorium
Tickets: $10/$18. Call 386-6121 to reserve.

Tuesday, April 4

Performance by Trichy Sankaran
Master percussionist and UVic honorary graduate gives a solo performance on the mrdangan, a South Indian barrel drum
12:30 p.m. Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building.

Women's Status in the Year 2000: Taking Stock
Public lecture by Dr. Katie Cooke, life-long activist, women's advocate and UVic honorary graduate
2:30 p.m. 1996 Classroom Building, Room C122
Media contact: Dr. Jim Hackler (sociology) at 721-8600 and Dr. Cecilia Benoit (sociology) at 721-7578.

Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Dinner and address by Dr. Myer Horowitz, Honorary degree recipient at the Millennium Convocation
6:15 p.m. UVic Faculty Club
Tickets: $20. Call 721-7757 to reserve.

Wrong for Each Other, a play by Norm Foster
Dinner theatre at Dunsmuir, North Saanich
Directed by UVic graduate student Peter McGuire
6:30 p.m. at Dunsmuir Lodge and conference centre
Tickets: $50. Call 656-3166 to reserve.

UVic Alumni reception featuring "Out of the Mist" exhibit
7:30 p.m. Royal B.C. Museum
Free admission to UVic alumni and guests. For tickets call 721-6012.

Wednesday, April 5

Wrong for Each Other, a play by Norm Foster
Dinner theatre at Dunsmuir, North Saanich
Directed by UVic graduate student Peter McGuire
6:30 p.m. at Dunsmuir Lodge and conference centre
Tickets: $50. Call 656-3166 to reserve.

Black Holes
Public lecture by Dr. Werner Israel, world renowned cosmologist and UVic honorary graduate
3 p.m. Centre for Innovative Teaching, Room 105
Info: 721-7062.

Gardens of Oxford and Cambridge
Public lecture by UVic honorary graduate Dr. Ted Irving
Presented by Friends of UVic Finnerty Gardens
8 p.m. Human and Social Development Building, Room A240
Media contact: Shirley Lyon (external relations) at 721-7014.

Thursday, April 6

Views on Overcoming Barriers to Economic Growth in Canada
A Chamber of Commerce luncheon with keynote speaker Buzz Hargrove, national president, Canadian Auto Workers union
Noon at UVic's Faculty Club
Tickets: $25. Call 472-4139 to reserve.

The Economic Future for British Columbia
A faculty of business CEO Millennium Panel featuring George Heller, David Black and Wendy McDonald with moderator Mel Cooper
2 p.m. at UVic Faculty Club
Free admission but call 472-4139 to reserve a ticket.

Celebration of Nursing
Public address by Ms. Mo Im Kim, Honorary degree recipient at the Millennium Convocation, followed by a theatrical performance by Christine Upright-Letaine and a reception and tea
1 p.m. at the Chief Dan George Theatre, Phoenix Theatre Building
This event is fully subscribed.

Juncture: An Exhibition at the Crossroads of Time
Featuring works in a variety of media by UVic honorary graduates including Carole Sabiston, Mary Pratt, Bill Reid and Prince Philip
7 p.m. Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, Mon. to Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Media contact: Caroline Riedel (Maltwood Gallery) at 721-6562.

Tours of the observatory and telescope viewing
8 p.m. on the roof of the Elliott Building
Limited space. Call 721-7699 to reserve.

Millennium Festival Gala
A black tie gala celebrating the Honorary Graduates, featuring soloists from the Victoria Conservatory of Music and performances by the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra and the Canadian College of the Performing Arts.
8 p.m. University Centre Farquhar Auditorium
Limited number of tickets available to the public starting March 20 (721-7446).

Friday, April 7

Millennium Convocation
Honoring 11 men and women whose significant contributions to society will help shape the new century.
3 p.m. University Centre Farquhar Auditorium
Tickets available to the public starting March 17. Call 721-7446 to reserve.

For general information about the Millennium Festival contact UVic Communications at 721-7636.

"Due to personal reasons, Dr. Amartya Sen will be unable to attend the Millennium Convocation."

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Media contacts:
Patty Pitts (UVic Communications) at 721-7656.

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