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    Learning From Our Past
    (2023) Balabuch, Allison; Attiogbe, Esther; Stahl, Ann B.; Kwasi, Sampson Attah (trans.)
    This middle school learning resource focuses on the history of livelihoods and lifeways in the Banda District of Ghana, West Africa. Today a rural district in west central Ghana, Banda has long been a crossroads of trade and a place where people from different backgrounds settled and formed communities. The fascinating history of how Banda area people interacted with neighbouring communities, responded to changing climate, and drew on local knowledge and resources to sustain their families comes from studying archaeology, oral histories and textual sources. Among the topics covered in this open-access resource are trade and the effects of global connections on rural life; the science and innovation behind local industries like potting and metallurgy; the role of weaving as a technology that transformed local materials into valued goods; and the range of ways in which people provided for their families through farming, fishing and hunting. The resource combines background information with suggested hands-on activities that support learning. The resource is available in English and in Nafaanra, which is one of several languages spoken in the Banda District.
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    “Tell Them Not to Hate”: Words of Witness and Sacred Imperatives. Richard Kool (Ed.)
    (2023-04-29) Reinstein, Victor Hillel
    Dr. Richard Kool: For those of us growing up in families profoundly touched by the Holocaust, there seemed to be two situations: either our parents rarely said anything about their experiences, or they often or always spoke of their experiences. In the former situation, we knew something was wrong: grandparents, uncles, and cousins were missing from our lives and we didn’t know why. They weren’t spoken of: we didn’t know what had happened, and knew we weren’t supposed to know. Or, we knew about those grandparents, aunts, cousins: we knew about them and we knew exactly what happened to them; we knew about their murders at the hands of the Nazis and other European anti-Semites. My family’s secrets were hidden until 1994, when, at the Victoria Yom Ha’shoah service, I realized I needed to understand what happened to my mother. Rabbi Reinstein’s influence at that time was an important part of my journey to uncovering her history as a Dutch teenager in hiding. Hearing Victor’s talk in Victoria in January 2020, I realized I still owed a large debt to him. This elaboration of his presentation, featuring images of the people he spoke about, is an offering of gratitude to him for all the gifts he’s given me and my entire family. About this project: Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross,, Department of History, University of Victoria Rabbi Victor Reinstein visited Victoria in 2020 as a guest of the Defying Hatred Project at the University of Victoria. The project collaborated with Congregation Emanu-El to explore the local Jewish community’s responses to acts of hate and expressions of anti-Semitism and racism. Led by myself and fellow-historian Lynne Marks, political scientist Matt James, Germanic and Slavic Studies professor Helga Thorson, and Victoria Shoah Project member Frances Grunberg, the project was dedicated to critically examining the history and current possibilities of defying hatred in Victoria. When I met Rabbi Reinstein in Boston in the summer of 2019, I discovered (as many had before me) the warmth and depth of his reflections on these topics. This story, I felt, had to be told back home, in Victoria. Funds from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada made the visit possible.
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    The View from Here: New & Selected Poems
    (2023-04-28) Rasmussen, Avis
    "The View from Here" collects poems and artworks from Avis Rasmussen's prolific career, featuring new poems as well selections from earlier in her poetic practice. The collection is published to accompany the major survey exhibition of the same name by Avis Rasmussen, organized by the Victoria Arts Council and held at their main gallery.
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    Toward a Moral Horizon: Nursing Ethics for Leadership and Practice
    (2023-04-25) Starzomski, Rosalie; Storch, Janet L.; Rodney, Patricia
    This third edition of Toward a Moral Horizon: Nursing Ethics for Leadership and Practice will assist nurses and all health care providers to take up the challenge of embedding ethics in health care practice, education, research, and policy at all levels—from local to regional to global. In the current, complex health care environment, more nurses are engaging in graduate studies to enhance their knowledge and expertise in providing necessary leadership in all health care settings. As a result, there is a growing need for an advanced nursing ethics text, and so this book is targeted towards graduate-level and upper-level undergraduate nursing students, as well as nurses in leadership roles—providing a much-needed resource for these groups. This edition was written during a period when the COVID 19 pandemic caused a health care crisis in Canada and around the world, provoking what the authors of one of the chapters called “a clarion call for change” in health care provision. The pandemic brought the fault lines of the Canadian health care system to the forefront of awareness, and profoundly affected patients, families, communities, as well as nurses and other health care providers. In addition to the influence of the pandemic, society is in the midst of rapid growth in science and technology. Now, more than ever, nurses need to use nursing ethics when developing their moral compasses for leadership. In this book, we focus on ethical knowledge for advanced practice nurse leaders to effect change and improve moral climates in nursing research, education, practice, and policy settings. We focus on social justice and equity as essential values of nursing ethics. Several chapter authors describe ways that nurses can press for improvements in the health care of vulnerable people who may be lacking access to quality health care: for example, Indigenous people, older adults, those who are coping with mental illness or substance use challenges, and those who have a disability. Social justice and equity issues are also explored in a chapter on global health. This book is structured in three sections, comprised of 22 chapters written by Canadian experts in ethics. In the book, we map the moral climate for health care and nursing ethics and describe the historical background of and theory related to nursing ethics. We illuminate the use of nursing ethics in diverse populations and with people at all stages of life; and we apply nursing ethics to new developments in health care issues and technologies. Instructors will be able to bring the content of this book alive with Ethics in Practice scenarios and reflective questions for students that are located in each chapter. Many chapters also include figures or appendices showing models and guidelines that can be used to assist with ethical decision making. This third edition includes several new chapters, including a chapter on nursing ethical theory as distinct from bioethics, as well as chapters related to people with disabilities, Indigenous health ethics, nursing leadership, and digital health technology. Many topics covered in previous editions are revised and updated. For example, the updated chapter about health care at the end of life now includes an in-depth discussion of medical assistance in dying (MAID). Further updates are included in the areas of research ethics in nursing; the development of the Canadian health care system, and how the historical development has contributed to current deficiencies in health care delivery; nurses as moral agents, and the problem of moral distress; the application of nursing ethics in caring for patients at all stages of life; home health care ethics; ethical issues in biotechnology, and the broad areas of public health ethics and global health ethics.
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    Global Corruption: Its Regulation under International Conventions, US, UK, and Canadian Law and Practice
    (2022-02-24) Ferguson, Gerry
    This book has been specifically created to make it easier for professors to offer a law school course on global corruption. It is also designed as a resource tool for all persons working in the anti-corruption field. The book is issued under a creative commons license and can be used for free in whole or in part for non-commercial purposes. The first chapter sets out the general context of global corruption: its nature and extent, and some views on its historical, social, economic and political dimensions. Each subsequent chapter sets out international standards and requirements in respect to combatting corruption – mainly in the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and the OECD Bribery of Foreign Officials Convention (OECD Convention). The laws of the United States and United Kingdom are then set out as examples of how those Convention standards and requirements are met in two influential jurisdictions. Finally, the law of Canada is set out. Thus, a professor from Africa, Australia, New Zealand or English speaking countries in Asia and Europe has a nearly complete coursebook – for example, that professor can delete the Canadian sections of this book and insert the law and practices of his or her home country in their place. While primarily directed to a law school course on global corruption, this book will be of interest and use to professors teaching courses on corruption from other academic disciplines and to lawyers and other anti-corruption practitioners.
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    Untitled: The Artists' Archives at UVic Libraries
    (University of Victoria Libraries, 2019) Bengston, Jonathan; Wilson, Lara; Durno, John; Amos, Robert; Marzolf, Helen
    A series of small books exploring artists’archives from University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections.
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    The Transgender Archives: Foundations for the Future (2nd edition)
    (University of Victoria Libraries, 2016) Devor, Aaron
    The Transgender Archives: Foundations for the Future by Dr. Aaron Devor explains the origins and explores the holdings of the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria Libraries. The Transgender Archives is the largest collection of transgender archival materials in the world. It is accessible to the public free of charge, and available to faculty, students, and scholars for teaching and research.
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    UVic Athletics : a tradition of excellence : the McKinnon years
    (University of Victoria Libraries, 2015) Hawthorn, Tom
    This publication, in partnership between the University of Victoria Libraries and the University of Victoria of Athletics, offers a rich and comprehensive survey of the history of the University of Victoria Athletics, focusing on the years of award-winning activity in the McKinnon Gym. Named for Archie McKinnon, the McKinnon years and era of athletics were characterized by several CIAU championships, particularly in the sports of basketball, rowing, field hockey, swimming, cross country, and soccer. Lead by influential coaches such as Ken and Kathy Shields, the UVic Athletics program produced celebrated champions such as Eli Pasquale, Robbie Paris, Silken Laumann, Debbie Scott and Jon Kelly, among many others.
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    Fronts of modernity : the 20th century collections at the University of Victoria Libraries
    (University of Victoria Libraries, 2016) Huculak, J. Matthew
    This publication is a richly collaborative work that celebrates the diversity of UVic Libraries' twentieth-century collections with a wide range of articles by distinguished scholars of twentieth-century literature. Each essay highlights a particular feature of these rare holdings, which include material from Djuna Barnes, Lawrence Durrell, T. S. Eliot, Robert Graves, Sylvia Plath, and Ezra Pound.
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    The Malahat review at fifty : Canada's iconic literary journal
    (University of Victoria Libraries, 2017) Barton, John, 1957-
    This publication commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of The Malahat Review. Edited by John Barton, editor of The Malahat Review from 2004-2018, the publication features essays, critical commentaries, and memoirs from past and present editors, contributors, and editorial board members, as well as nationally prominent writers with long associations with the magazine. It outlines the magazine's fifty-year history, its role in the lives of Canadian writers, and its international legacy.
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    Cultivating Feminist Choices: A FEminiSTSCHRIFT in Honor of Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres
    (2021-06-07) Abel, Brigetta M.; Grewling, Nicole; Muellner, Beth Ann; Thorson, Helga
    This book is a Festschrift in honor of Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres, written by several former graduate students, whom she supervised over her years as professor of German Studies at the University of Minnesota, and some of her colleagues and collaborators. The book pays tribute to Joeres’s influence on the German Studies profession as well as to her influence on the contributors’ lives and the feminist choices they have made. Dr. Joeres is known for her feminist scholarly contributions to women’s writing in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, including her book "Respectability and Deviance: Nineteenth-Century German Women Writers and the Ambiguity of Representation" (U of Chicago Press, 1998), and her collaborative feminist editing practices as editor of both "Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society" and the "Women in German Yearbook." Together with Angelika Bammer, she edited a volume "On the Future of Scholarly Writing: Critical Interventions" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015) that navigates the terrain of academic writing practices and calls for a focus not only on what scholars write but on how they write it. Because of her critical interventions in the realm of academia in general and feminist studies and German studies, in particular, as well as her influence on the lives of the next generations, this book will be of interest beyond those who know her personally.
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    Challenging Racist "British Columbia": 150 Years and Counting
    (University of Victoria and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (BC Office), 2021) Claxton, Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱; Fong, Denise; Morrison, Fran; O’Bonsawin, Christine; Omatsu, Maryka; Price, John; Sandhra, Sharanjit Kaur;
    This booklet dives into the long history of racist policies that have impacted Indigenous, Black and racialized communities in the province over the last 150 years since BC joined Canada. The illustrated booklet, co-published by the CCPA-BC Office, ties the histories of racism and resistance to present day anti-racist movements. Co-authored by Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton, Denise Fong, Fran Morrison, Christine O'Bonsawin, Maryka Omatsu, John Price and Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, the 80-page, illustrated booklet is being released in advance of the 150th anniversary, which is on July 20, 2021. This engaging resource has been designed to assist anti-racist educators, teachers, scholars, policymakers and individuals doing anti-racism work to help pierce the silences that too often have let racism grow in our communities, corporations and governments.
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    As if they were the enemy: The dispossession of Japanese Canadians on Saltspring Island
    (2020-10-20) Smallshaw, Brian
    A microhistory of the dispossession of the Japanese Canadians who were living on Saltspring Island at the time of the uprooting during World War II. Like the approximately 22,000 other Japanese who were forcibly removed from the coast, their land was taken from them and sold without their consent, but several things make the Saltspring story unique: the largest and most valuable of the properties ended up in the hands of the local agent for the Custodian of Enemy Property, and this was contested in a court case in the 1960s that gained nationwide attention. As well, one of the families that was uprooted returned to the island, something that happened only rarely elsewhere. The book examines the legality of the dispossession, while also looking at the impact on individual families and the wider society on Saltspring Island. This publication, unless otherwise indicated, is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) License. This means that you may copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, and make derivative works and remixes based on it only for non-commercial purposes. Distribution of derivative works may only be made under an identical license that governs the original work.
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    History of the Diana M. Priestly Law Library at the University of Victoria Libraries
    (2020-08-13) McRory, Rachel; Rollins, Caron; Nayyer, Kim; Burdett, Alex; Bengtson, Jonathan
    This book provides a short introduction to the establishment of the University of the Faculty of Law and the Law Library. The UVic Faculty of Law was originally established with the values of interdisciplinarity, community, and practical, innovative instruction, which remain priorities today. The Law Library is considered an integral aspect of the Faculty of Law, to act as the “laboratory and workshop” of the law school.
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    Conservation Guidelines for Modernist Architecture in the Victoria Region
    (2020-01-10) Segger, Martin
    Guidelines provides a framework for articulating the significance of project authorship and “design intent” in the process of developing strategies for preserving the Modernist architectural heritage in Victoria, British Columbia (1935-1975). It outlines an aesthetic historical context, presents a summary of the unique design vocabulary of regional Modernism, and provides a series of case studies that illustrate how the intentions of designers and builders can be respected and preserved within differing building types.
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    From Family to Philosophy: Letter-Writers from the Pastons to Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    (2019-12-04) Summerfield, Henry
    A cultural change in the Renaissance freed talented European writers to compose letters rivalling the finest that survived from ancient Rome. This book traces the lives and outlooks of distinguished Britons as revealed in their correspondence. The subjects range from the fierce satirist Jonathan Swift to the long-lived, all-observing Horace Walpole and from the poet and freedom fighter Lord Byron to the tormented but brilliant Jane Carlyle. Accompanying the self-portraits these writers unwittingly create are their many sketches of their contemporaries. Moreover, the views they express on forms of government, feminism, literature, theology, religious toleration, and other topics serve to relate their lives to the progression from the Age of Reason through the Romantic period to the Victorian era.
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    Narratives of Memory, Migration, and Xenophobia in the European Union and Canada
    (2019-11-07) Barna, Ildikó; Biró, Dániel Péter; Brunet-Jailly, Emmanuel; Calof, Ethan; Casiez, Lena; Chouraqui, Alain; Dumont, Lorraine; Farris-Manning, Kimberley; Gonçalves, Tamara Amoroso; Hallgrímsdóttir, Helga K.; Heyl, Matthias; MacCallum, Emily; Schallié, Charlotte; Scime, Adam; Smith, Dawn Sii-yaa-ilth-supt; Thombs, Paige; Thorson, Helga; Hallgrímsdóttir, Helga K.; Thorson, Helga
    “Narratives of Memory, Migration, and Xenophobia in the European Union and Canada” explores the role of memory and narratives of the past political tools and opportunities for cultural reconciliation. This is an edited volume that compiles the proceedings of an interdisciplinary conference and graduate field school that took place in the summer of 2017. The conference and field school brought together emerging and established scholars, students, musicians, composers from three different European nations (France, Hungary, and Germany) studying the European migrant crisis and Canadian students engaged in understanding Canadian history and experience with genocide, colonialism, and systemic violence and oppression of indigenous peoples. Deploying a comparative focus by drawing on the recent Canadian experiences around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as well as Canadian understandings of multiculturalism, integration, and identity, this volume aims to offer a unique lens with which to view narratives of memory and their relationship to present-day decision-making processes. Edited by Helga K. Hallgrímsdóttir and Helga Thorson.
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    LING 380: Acoustic Phonetics Lab Manual
    (2019-10-24) Bird, Sonya; Wang, Qian; Onosson, Sky; Benner, Allison
    This lab manual is designed to be used in the context of an introductory course in Acoustic Phonetics. It is based on the software Praat, created by Paul Boersma and David Weenink (, and covers measurement techniques useful for basic acoustic analysis of speech. LAB 1 is an introduction to Praat: the layout of various displays and the basic functions. LAB 2 focuses on voice onset time (VOT), an important cue in identifying stop consonants. The next several labs guide students through taking acoustic measurements typically relevant for vowels (LAB 3 and LAB 4), obstruents (LAB 4) and sonorants (LAB 6 and LAB 7). LAB 8 discusses ways of measuring phonation. LAB 9 focuses on stress, pitch-accent, and tone. LAB 9 and LAB 10 bring together the material from previous labs in an exploration of cross-dialectal (LAB 10) and cross-linguistic (LAB 9) differences in speech. Finally, LAB 11 introduces speech manipulation and synthesis techniques. Each lab includes a list of sound files for you to record, and on which you will run your analysis. If you are unable to generate good-quality recordings, you may also access pre-recorded files. Each lab also includes a set of questions designed to ensure that you – the user – understand the measurements taken as well as the values obtained for these measurements. These questions are repeated in the report at the end of the lab, which can serve as a way of recapitulating the content of the lab. The lab manual is a work in constant progress. If you have any feedback, please feel free to email Sonya Bird at
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    Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science (Book 2)
    (2019-04-30) Snively, Gloria; Williams, Wanosts'a7 Lorna
    Knowing Home weaves Indigenous perspectives, worldviews, and wisdom practices into the science curriculum. It provides a window into the scientific knowledge and technological innovations of the Indigenous peoples who live in Northwestern North America, thus providing numerous examples and cases for developing science lessons and curricula. Knowing Home shows how Indigenous perspectives can give insight and guidance as we attempt to solve the complex environmental problems of the 21st century. Book 2 provides supportive research, case studies, curriculum projects and commentary that extends and enriches the chapters presented in Book 1. The chapters provide rich descriptions related to Indigenous cultural beliefs and values; teacher thinking about Indigenous Science; the perceptions and experiences of successful Indigenous students in secondary science; a metaphorical study of Indigenous students’ orientations (scientific, spiritual, utilitarian, aesthetic, and recreational) to the seashore and their adult orientations 19 years later; the use of digital video as a learning tool for secondary Indigenous students; a cross-cultural marine education program involving an exploration of Western Science and Indigenous Science related to the local Indigenous culture; and a WSÁNEĆ immersion school program focused on language revitalization and the concept of “knowledge of most worth.” This book is licensed under a CC-BY-NC-SA Creative Commons license, with the exception of some of the images. Please see front matter for more details about reuse.
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    Web of Performance: An ensemble workbook
    (2018-06-06) Prendergast, Monica; Weigler, Will
    If you love being involved in theatre and you’re also searching for opportunities to make a positive difference in your community, this workbook was written for you. You may think that theatre and all the other things you are passionate about represent different directions in your life, but they don’t have to be separate. They can converge in performance studies, a category of theatre based on the idea that nearly everything we do is related to performing. Once you begin to understand how performance is connected to all aspects of our lives, you can use that knowledge to invent, create, and build performance based activities that you can integrate into all the other interests that define who you are and what you want to do in your life. This workbook has been designed and written for students in high school and university who may be interested in how performance works. The chapters cover broad topics drawn from the field of performance studies, an academic field developed out of theatre studies, anthropology, sociology and cultural studies in the 1980s and 1990s. Web of Performance covers key topics in performance studies: Performance as a form of Play, Ritual, Healing, Education, Power, Identity and Everyday Life. Each of these topics works like a web, inviting students to explore in multiple directions, across many threads.
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