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Date: December 14, 2000

New UVic Continuing Studies Calendar Contains Wealth of Learning Opportunities

Travel in the footsteps of Dante in a rare opportunity to explore Medieval Florence, or tackle some of today's most critical business issues at a UVic Power Breakfast Business Seminar (p.11). These are just a few of the fascinating and insightful courses offered in the Spring 2001 UVic Continuing Studies Calendar.

Whether you're pursuing a personal interest or a professional development opportunity, UVic's Division of Continuing Studies offers an enticing array of courses, diploma programs and workshops.

This year's courses include:

Introduction to E-Commerce -- Discover the many dimensions of the electronic market-place. Learn the fundamentals and competitive advantages of electronic communications technologies, security, and data communications, and intellectual property issues peculiar to the world of online business. (p.7)

Fitness to Work -- Occupational health physicians are constantly challenged by the question: is this individual fit for work? Explore key issues of fitness to work, the duty to accommodate, human rights, impairment versus disability and how these matters affect employers, unions and the law. (p.26)

Under a Banner of Stars and Stripes II -- Strike up the band! Explore the energy, optimism and eclectic nature of the music of the great American composers--Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland and others. (p.5)

Global and Local in Chinese Popular Music: The View from He Yong's Garbage Dump.
Through popular music from the jazz age of republican Shanghai to world beat music inspired by Tibet and the raw sounds of the Chinese punk group Garbage Dump, this course delves into the realm of cultural studies to discover that globalization does not necessarily mean the obliteration of local expression by a homogenized western culture. (p.32)

Courses are held at the UVic campus, at UVic Downtown (910 Government St.) and at Dunsmuir Lodge. Calendars are available from the Continuing Studies office, 2nd floor, University Centre and at regional public libraries and recreation centres, or on the web: www.uvcs.uvic.ca. Register by fax (250) 472-4747 or in person at the continuing studies office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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Media contacts:
Gail Woods, Continuing Studies at (250) 721-8460.

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