Pay What You Can benefit performance for Eagle Bay Memorial at Belfry 10/6

September 28, 2009 at 8:15 am (Uncategorized) ()

NEWS RELEASE
Friday, September 25, 2009
For immediate release

Pay What You Can benefit performance for Eagle Bay Memorial
Proceeds from Tuesday, October 6 benefit performance of Bordertown Cafe to go to the Eagle Bay Memorial Trust Fund.

Victoria, BC…The Belfry Theatre announced today that proceeds from a Pay What You Can benefit performance of Bordertown Cafe (Tuesday, October 6) will go to the Eagle Bay Memorial Trust Fund.

“On July 23, 2009, in the small hours of the morning, three sleeping children were engulfed in a flash cabin fire. They were Fergus Conway, Phoebe Conway and Azra Young. Long time summer residents of Eagle Bay, they spent their last day joyfully swimming in the glistening waters of Shuswap Lake. They will be unimaginably missed.”

Azra was the daughter of Kim Collier (Director / Creator) and Jonathon Young (Actor / Creator) from last season’s acclaimed production of Brilliant! The Blinding Enlightenment of Nikola Tesla here at the Belfry. Fergus and Phoebe were Azra’s cousins.

The Eagle Bay Memorial Trust Fund was set up to help build a memorial scholarship in the children’s memory. For more information on the fund – http://www.eaglebaymemorial.com/

For more information on the play, Bordertown Cafe – http://www.belfry.bc.ca/shows-outreach/bordertown-cafe/


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Dept. of CS Seminar Engineering an Electronic Medical Record System in the Developing World 10/2

September 23, 2009 at 11:01 am (Uncategorized)

Topic: Engineering an Electronic Medical Record System in the Developing World – Necessity is the Mother of Invention’

Presented By: Dr. G. Douglas, Director and Co-Founder
From: Baobab Health, a non-profit organization based in Malawi
Biography: Gerry Douglas is the Director and Co-founder of Baobab Health, a non-profit organization based in Malawi with the mission of improving healthcare in lower-income countries. He holds a Diploma in Electronics, an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Victoria, a Masters in Information Science, and a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Gerry focused his PhD research on the application of medical informatics principles to improving healthcare delivery in developing countries. His work focuses primarily on augmenting clinicians’ ability to deliver healthcare in resource-poor settings through the use of a point-of-care system; an approach that is novel in this setting.

Sponsored By: Jens Weber, Associate Professor and Director BSeng Program
From: Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria

Date: Friday, October 02, 2009
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Engineering Office Wing Building (ECS), Room # 660

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CELEBRATE THE BLUE BRIDGE: SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 @ 12 NOON

September 18, 2009 at 1:13 pm (Uncategorized)

Victoria artist Deryk Houston, the directors of the http://www.facebook.com/l/64c2d;johnsonstreetbridge.org, and our friends and supporters are holding

A VISUAL ART EVENT ON THE JOHNSON STREET BRIDGE

to celebrate the bridge’s heritage, and raise public awareness about flaws in the City of Victoria’s $63-million scheme to replace it.

Where: Reeson Park, at the corner of Wharf and Johnson streets

When: Sunday, September 20th, 2009
information booth from 11 am to 1 pm
12 noon walk to the bridge

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. We will need at least 25 people to make the event work, but the more the merrier! Please RSVP to info@http://www.facebook.com/l/64c2d;johnsonstreetbridge.org so we know how many people to expect.

The event will happen rain or shine, so keep an eye on the forecast and be prepared. If you know photographers or kayakers, please ask them to be at the bridge before noon. Dress colourfully! Also, please bring red lipstick, if you have it! (We’ll explain why on Sunday.)

Deryk Houston (http://www.facebook.com/l/64c2d;www.derykhouston.com) is an internationally respected artist, and he approached us with the idea of creating a fun, vibrant event. This is not a “demonstration” or a “protest”, it’s an opportunity to create and record something visually interesting on the bridge, before it’s surrounded by construction – whether that is to repair it, or replace it.

Deryk has created sculptural installations in Iraq, Canada, and Scotland, in support of children’s rights. His work is featured in the 2003 documentary “From Baghdad to Peace Country,” produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

http://www.facebook.com/l/64c2d;Johnsonstreetbridge.org has obtained all necessary permits for this event from the City of Victoria, the Victoria Police Department, and the Provincial Capital Commission.

For further information please call:
Mat Wright, 250 686 5945
email: info@http://www.facebook.com/l/64c2d;johnsonstreetbridge.org
http://www.facebook.com/l/64c2d;www.johnsonstreetbridge.org

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Second annual world wide drumming in gratitude for the earth 9/19

September 18, 2009 at 10:08 am (Uncategorized)

Hello all, please join us for our second annual world wide drumming in gratitude for the earth.
It will be held on September 19, from noon to 2 pm at the front lawn of the legislature in Victoria.
As the initiating circle we want it to be grand, so please tell your friends, forward the attached poster or print and post it wherever you can.  You can also have a look at www.worldgratitudedrummers.org <http://www.worldgratitudedrummers.org>   For the event we’re looking for someone who can take some pictures or even a movie… please let me know if you’re up for that.

On Friday evening we’re going to take part in the 10 billion beats –www.10billionbeats.com – at 7 pm at my place – 353 Windermere Place.  We’re going to use this circle to ground, centre, and connect to the wave and the many drummers who will be part of it around the world, and also to raise the power for the Saturday circle so that we can hold the space of gratitude from the bottom of our hearts.
Hope to see many of you and please let me know if you have any questions

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Dept. of CS Seminar Taming the Complexity Monster 9/22

September 14, 2009 at 10:56 am (Uncategorized)

D E P A R T M E N T   O F   C O M P U T E R   S C I E N C E
S E M I N A R

Topic: “Taming the Complexity Monster”

Presented By: Dr. Holger H. Hoos, Associate Professor
From: Computer Science Department, University of British Columbia ( UBC)
Biography: Holger H. Hoos is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of British Columbia Canada). His main research areas span empirical algorithmics, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics and computer music. He is a co-author of the book
“Stochastic Local Search:  Foundations and Applications”, and his research has been published in numerous book chapters, journals, and at major conferences in  artificial intelligence, operations research, molecular biology and computer music. Holger is a Faculty Associate of
the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and currently serves as President of the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association (CAIAC).(For further information, see Holger’s web page athttp://www.cs.ubc.ca/~hoos.)

Sponsored By: S. Whitesides, Chair and Professor
From: Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Engineering and Computer Science Building (ECS), Room # 660

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