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Flag-raising kicks off anniversary year
Study raises concerns about alternative breast cancer therapies
Songs of the season to be featured at choir debut
New equity plan proposed
Ontario businessman makes "extraordinary contribution" to UVic
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Completion of fields delayed
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PATH project promotes healthy community living
United Way campaign goes over the top
Molecular biologist wins award for frog research
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Winners of new staff awards to be announced Dec. 12
It’s a busy time for the nine members of the President’s Distinguished Awards membership committee as they pore through the stacks of entries for this new award, which recognizes the contributions of UVic’s 4,000 employees. The Award for Distinguished Service honours up to three employees, or groups of employees, for their outstanding contributions to the university’s learning and working environment. The Team Award for Innovation goes to a team or group for innovations that improve an educational, administrative or organizational process. In all, the committee received 42 nominations for the Award for Distinguished Service and nine for the Team Award for Innovation. Recipients will receive a plaque and $1,000 for professional development ($6,000 maximum limit in the case of team awards). The winners in each category will be announced at the president’s holiday reception at 4–5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 in the University Centre cafeteria. All members of the UVic community are invited to join in the festivities.