Ideafest spawns 50 free events

UVic offers glimpse into the world-class research, innovation and creative activity by faculty and students

A  total of 50 events – free and open to the public – will provide a glimpse into the world-class research, innovation and creative activity by University of Victoria faculty members and students, and the impact of their work.

UVic’s fifth annual Ideafest runs March 7 to 12 and features panels, hands-on workshops, exhibits, lectures, performances, screenings and tours. Explore topics such as healthy aging, the global refugee crisis, the impact of residential schools, mushrooms, urban restoration, retro computing, tsunamis, Indigenous languages, video games, childbirth and coral reefs.

“In five short years, Ideafest has grown into an incredible community celebration of new knowledge and its relevance to the world around us,” said David Castle, UVic’s vice-president research.

Find the full Ideafest schedule at uvic.ca/ideafest online.