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In memoriam: Dallas Tomniuk

2016-06-08 13:35

Dallas Tomniuk, a valued staff member in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, passed away May 22 following a motorcycle accident in Tofino. He was a gentle, kind, good-humoured and giving member of the UVic team, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and worked with him. 


Yang Shi named ASME fellow

2016-06-08 13:30


Spring 2016 convocation medal winners

2016-06-03 14:11

Governor General’s Gold Medal
Saurabh Chitnis — PhD, Chemistry

Governor General’s Silver Medal
Kelsey Wheatley — BMUS, Music

Lieutenant’s Governor’s Silver Medal (thesis)
Marianne Huijsmans — MA, Linguistics


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Paddy Tsurumi, pioneering scholar of women's history

Dr. E. Patricia (“Paddy”) Tsurumi, historian and UVic professor emerita, died last month in her home on Hornby Island. Known for her thoroughly researched scholarship grounded in a strong sense of social justice, Paddy contributed to the history of women, education, colonialism and labour.

Day in the Life: Stella Chan

Longstanding convocation volunteer honoured to carry the mace

Stella Chan is relieved to know that UVic’s ceremonial mace isn’t quite as heavy as it looks. The petite recent-retiree’s eyes sparkle as she considers the task ahead of her—serving as mace-bearer at convocation on the morning of June 14.

Community achievement award to Pauly

Dr. Bernie Pauly, associate professor and associate director of research and scholarship with UVic’s School of Nursing, was awarded the 2016 BC Community Achievement Award by Premier Christy Clark and Keith Mitchell, chair of the BC Achievement Foundation.

Career achievement award to Evert Lindquist

On June 23, the Institute of Public Administration Canada (IPAC), Victoria and Vancouver regional chapter, will celebrate the career achievements of Dr. Evert Lindquist, UVic professor of Public Administration and previous public administration school director.

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