On Campus: What’s happening at UVic

Youth leadership and laughs headline UVic's public calendar this week

On Oct. 24, the RBC Foundation presents The Walrus Talks Youth Leadership, an evening of lively, thought-provoking ideas about the youth, leaders, ideas and questions that will shape our future.

Opening at 7 p.m. at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium, speakers include Sally Armstrong, Joshua Coutts, Erin Freeland Ballantyne, Andrea Nemtin, Fiona Rayher, Ryan Cochrane, David Cameron and more.

Tickets are $20/general and $12/student. from the UVic Ticket Centre at 250-721-8480, http://tickets.uvic.ca or in person at the University Centre.

Electrifying New Music tour makes Victoria stop

Touring Canada from west to east for the ninth time since 2000, the Ensemble Contemporaine de Montréal  Génération2016 Canadian Tour presents a new edition of this now-legendary project. Coming to UVic Oct. 23 and 24, (ECM+) presents a concert and two workshops as part of the Orion Series in Fine Arts.

Conducted by Véronique Lacroix, audiences are invited to discover new works by four emerging Canadian composers, including music by UVic School of Music alumna Sabrina Schroeder (B.Mus ’04).

Each will compete for the Génération Jury Award and Audience Choice Award. Composer-host Gabriel Dharmoo will be on stage, along with the 10 ECM+ musicians to guide the listeners through electrifying performances of four new unique works, including a concertante piece for soloist flutist Marie-Hélène Breault. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24  in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-Wing, MacLaurin Building, UVic. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Just for Laughs: Danny Bhoy

Just for Laughs brings Danny Bhoy and his brand new show “Commonwealth Comedian” to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, Tuesday and Wenesday, Oct. 25 and 26.

Taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. Bhoy brings a natural gift for storytelling combined with a razor-sharp wit, making him one of the most unique and critically acclaimed stand-ups working in the world today. Tickets are $52.50 from 250-721-8480, http://tickets.uvic.ca or in person at the University Centre.