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Nancy Wright appointed as AVP Academic Planning

2016-04-19 11:34


Dr. Nancy Wright has been appointed as Associate Vice-President Academic Planning for a five year term beginning July 1, 2016, following the unanimous recommendation by the search committee and confirmation in a faculty ratification vote.

Day in the Life: Rob Johns

2016-04-06 12:49

Johns. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

Rob Johns has seen first-hand the destruction and chaos that large-scale disasters can cause. In his previous role with the City of Victoria, UVic’s new manager of emergency planning visited Louisiana and Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina, and Christchurch, New Zealand after its major earthquakes.

“Seeing such massive damage really drives home the importance of emergency planning,” Johns says. “Especially in Christchurch, with its similarities to Victoria in terms of earthquake risks and impacts, I was forcefully reminded that, while we can’t prevent these disasters from happening, we can and must prepare for them.”

VPFO named a fellow of CPA association

2016-04-06 12:44

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Honorary degree for PICS director

Dr. Sybil Seitzinger, executive director of the UVic-hosted and led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Utrecht University in the Netherlands—one of Europe’s oldest universities.

History master's student Jon Weller wins SSHRC video prize

2016 SSHRC Storytellers video



In memoriam: Bob McQueen

Few members of the UVic community, past or present, could claim the level of dedication to—and impact on—the university as Bob McQueen, who passed away March 18 at the age of 81. McQueen arrived before we were UVic, joining Victoria College as its chief accountant on March 1, 1962, then becoming the newly-minted University of Victoria’s first Bursar in 1963. In the early 1980s, he was appointed UVic’s vice-president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO), where he remained until his retirement at the end of 1992—after over 30 years at UVic’s financial helm.

Day in the Life: Becky Cory

Becky Cory’s office is surrounded by organized chaos, as people pop their heads in to say hi or ask a couple of questions about current class events. When someone knocks on the door of her office, Becky doesn’t hesitate to respond.

Cory started working with University 101 two months before the first course began, back in 2006. The program offers free, non-credit university courses to people who  face significant barriers to post-secondary education.

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