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David Godfrey

2015-09-09 14:23

L–R: Farley Mowat and Dave Godfrey at UVic in 1982. Photo: UVic Archives

An award-winning author, a publishing visionary, a pioneer in on-campus computing and an early writing department chair—David Godfrey was all this and so much more. The Department of Writing is saddened to announce the passing of this former professor at the age of 77.

Eugene Dowling

2015-09-09 14:19

Dowling. Photo: UVic Archives

The Faculty of Fine Arts mourns the passing of inspirational teacher and invaluable colleague, School of Music professor Eugene Dowling. Following a 2013 diagnosis of prostate cancer, Dowling passed away at his home on June 30 with his family and close friends at hand.

Early career award for Tom Gleeson

2015-09-09 14:13

Dr. Tom Gleeson (engineering) has won the Early Career Award from the Hydrologic Sciences section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) which goes to an international hydrology researcher within six years of their PhD. Gleeson’s work focuses on mega-scale groundwater systems and groundwater sustainability.

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The moment she walks into her office, Juanita Shorkey can “feel the love.” The room is full of Hello Kitty memorabilia, from money banks to plush toys to candy dishes, and nearly all of the items have been gifts from friends, family members or colleagues—including the tour guides Shorkey coordinates. It doesn’t take long to understand why; Shorkey’s positive energy and enthusiasm for her work is practically contagious.

Canadian Museums Association award for Joy Davis

This April, Director of Community Relations Dr. Joy Davis received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award Canadian Museums Association for her extraordinary work directing UVic’s Cultural Resource Management program for more than 30 years. “Joy developed the world’s first academic distance education courses in museum studies, supporting professionals from as far afield as Rankin Inlet, Haida Gwaii, Kenya and the Falkland Islands,” noted Dr. Robert Janes, of the museums association. “While Joy has consistently created widely respected—and enthusiastically evaluated—learning opportunities, the real significance of her work lies in the difference these have made across the museum sector, long after coursework is complete.” 

In memoriam: Dr. Martha Farrell

Dr. Martha Farrell, a long-time associate of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) and the School of Public Administration, was killed May 13th in a Taliban terrorist attack on the Kabul guesthouse where she was staying. Farrell was in Afghanistan with the Aga Khan Foundation leading workshops on gender and anti-violence for Afghan locals and government officials.